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Aequanimitas Spring 2015

Sanjay's Section

Date: March 30, 2015

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Last Christmas Eve, the Osler program and The Johns Hopkins Hospital lost a dynamic young trainee. Idoreyin Montague, a combined internal medicine-pediatrics second-year resident, died in a car accident. She was 30.

Though our hearts are heavy, we feel profound gratitude for the opportunity to have gotten to know Idoreyin over the past year and a half. The Raleigh, North Carolina, native was celebrated for her brilliance, ease of speaking and extraordinary singing voice.

An honors graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, she arrived at Johns Hopkins in 2013, eager to pursue her interest in primary care of the underserved. Idoreyin was a beloved member of the Thayer Firm and a valued resident on her pediatric teams. And at interview dinners, she would put applicants at ease—dancing with them and sharing stories.

It is our hope that Idoreyin’s memory will inspire us all to serve humanity with enthusiasm, tenderness and distinction.

Please join me in extending sincere condolences to Idoreyin’s parents, siblings, boyfriend and extended family. To learn more about Idoreyin’s life, visit

The Idoreyin P. Montague, M.D., Scholarship Fund has been set up at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For donations, please contact Donna Bolin at or by phone at 410-550-9893. To make a gift online, please visit our website at


Sanjay Desai, Director,
Osler Medical Training Program


Leonard Feldman contributed to this column.

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