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The Brigham community mourns the loss of Ramesh Radhakrishna, a Medical Laboratory Scientist in the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, who died on Feb. 7. He was 67-years-old.
A member of the Brigham community for 21 years, Mr. Radhakrishna was known for his dedication, attention to detail and compassion for others. As a crucial member of the Brigham’s Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Mr. Radhakrishna brought his utmost commitment to his work and the patients he served. He was always dedicated to producing accurate results, and truly cared about every step of every lab test he ran.
Mr. Radhakrishna’s colleagues recall the pride he brought to his work, and his focus on generating results that enhanced patient care. Many recall him saying, “There is a patient at the end of this tube!”
Over the course of 21 years, Mr. Radhakrishna established himself as a reliable and dedicated asset to the Lab. He always took care to carefully calibrate laboratory equipment and meticulously report the results. When the lab got busy, Mr. Radhakrishna never complained about extra work, and instead reached out to colleagues, always asking how he could help.
Mr. Radhakrishna always provided his utmost support to his colleagues. If someone needed help with an issue on an instrument, he would take over the troubleshooting rather than expressing frustration. He would work at it until he was able to fix it himself, or he would call someone else who could. As a result, he developed excellent working relationships with service technicians as well.
Notably, Mr. Radhakrishna’s compassion translated well beyond his lab skills. He deeply cared for the wellbeing of his colleagues and was known as the one who said, “Good morning,” to everyone he passed. His greetings were always sincere and when he asked, “How are you today?” he genuinely wanted to know how you were doing and always took time to listen to your response.
Outside of work, Mr. Radhakrishna was a dedicated family man, who was incredibly proud of his son. He loved the sport of Cricket, and once dreamed of becoming a professional Cricket player.
“Mr. Radhakrishna was one of the hardest working and most compassionate technologists to come through the Lab at the Brigham,” said Gail Kinchla, technical director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory. “His dedication, loyalty to his profession, unwavering work ethic and contagious, cheerful spirit will be greatly missed.”
Mr. Radhakrishna is survived by his wife, Radha Radhakrishna, an accounting manager at Mass General Brigham, his son, as well as many extended family members, friends and loved ones.