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Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Chitra Dinakar


Chitra Dinakar, MD

On behalf of the ABAI, I would like to extend our most sincere thoughts and prayers to the many family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Chitra Dinakar.

Dr. Dinakar passed away on March 27, 2020, after a heroic battle with a medical condition emblematic of her approach to patients, science, and her family and friends. Dr. Dinakar is thoughtfully remembered as a compassionate caregiver, and extraordinary clinical investigator.

Dr. Dinakar is a past valued member of the ABAI Board of Directors, cherished for her energy and enthusiasm for the specialty. Here are just a few remembrances shared by current Board members:

“Chitra’s courage and positivity is an inspiration to all of us. She will be deeply missed.”

"I don’t think I ever saw her in a bad mood. I will always remember her easy nature, her smile and her laugh."

“She was a delightful person, a woman with a great heart, and an incredibly gifted doctor and allergist. Her smile was contagious, and her enthusiasm infectious.”

Dr. Dinakar will be sorely missed by the ABAI, the profession and all who had the opportunity to meet her.

Michael R. Nelson, MD, PhD
President, ABAI

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