June 7, 2019
Dr. Arshad Mohammed, ’18, a first-year Resident in Orthodontics, passed away on March 28 due to a car accident.
“The entire Orthodontics family is deeply saddened by this,” said Dr. Sath Allareddy, Head, Orthodontics. “Arshad was a wonderful person. Our deepest condolences to his family.”
The College’s Radiology Team issued a statement saying, “We are saddened to hear of Dr. Arshad Mohammed’s passing. He was such a good person, and great to have him in Radiology. We wish his family and friends the strength for this tragic time.”
“He was a kind person and talented dentist,” said Dr. Brad Johnson, Head, Endodontics. “He will be missed.”
“Arshad was a valuable member of our College and of our Advanced Standing Program,” said Dr. Adriana Semprum-Clavier, Co-Director of the program. “We will always have fond memories of our good moments with Arshad and will have him in our hearts and minds.”
“We worked with Arshad in the Chicago/Vivaldi Clinic,” said Norma Delgado, Dental Clinic Clerk II. “He was one of our finest students, a true sweetheart.”
Ahmed Hegazy, A-4 Class President, on behalf of the students offered “sincere condolences to the whole College community and the Department of Orthotontics. Dr. Arshad was a great senior student who was never late in helping others. May his soul rest in peace, and our prayers ease the pain of this loss.”
Dr. Mohammed last spring received the College’s Dr. Allan C. Peterson Scholarship, named for the late Dr. Peterson who graduated in 1973. The criteria for the scholarship calls for the recipient to exemplify compassion, dedication, and excellence in a clinical setting—qualities for which Dr. Mohammed was known.
The College plans on naming an operatory for him, and on establishing the Dr. Arshad Mohammed Scholarship Fund in Orthodontics. For more information, contact Mark J. Valentino, Associate Dean for Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 413-7702.