April 30, 2015
It is with great sadness that we inform our extended pediatric gastroenterology family and colleagues of the sudden passing of Yasmin Ahmedi, M.D., on April 29, 2015. Dr. Ahmedi is survived by her husband, Adnan Ghadiali, her 3-year-old daughter, Zahra, and her newborn son.
Dr. Ahmedi was a first-year fellow in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and had joined us after completing her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital of Oakland. Born and raised in Seattle, Dr. Ahmedi received her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. After her residency, she held a one-year appointment as a hospitalist staff member at Children’s Oakland before joining us here Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego as a first-year pediatric GI fellow.
Yasmin was a true advocate for her patients and dedicated herself to delivering quality care at all times. She was a wonderful clinician, respected young teacher and a great colleague. She was a devoted wife and mother and was loved dearly as a daughter, sister and friend. She had a calm, patient and graceful way and served as a true inspiration for many of the other trainees, students, staff and especially the faculty.
Yasmin’s exuberant and elegant ways in approaching new challenges in clinical medicine and life served as a great role model. She will be dearly missed.
We recognize that there are many who will wish to reach out to help the family. The fund gofund.me/yasminahmedi has been set up to help the family with expenses (now and into the future) during this difficult time.
We also know that those who knew Yasmin will grieve her unexpected loss. Please know that counseling resources are available. At Rady Children’s, Ellen Heyneman (858-966-4935) will be available. At UC San Diego, you can contact Giovanna Zerbi (pager 619 290- 9522, cell 619-203-0914). Brittany Kirby (858-395-2020) and Brittany Chidley (619-550-7447) are also available by phone or in person to meet.
Our hearts go out to Yasmin’s family and to all who have been affected by this tragic event.
Jeannie S. Huang M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Ariel Feldstein, M.D.
Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology