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In Memoriam: Dr. Rohit Talwani  (1968-2024)

April 16, 2024

In Memoriam: Dr. Rohit Talwani  (1968-2024)

Dr. Rohit Talwani, a beloved physician, esteemed educator, and cherished friend, passed away on March 2, 2024. Throughout his remarkable career, Dr. Talwani embodied brilliance, wit, and unwavering dedication. 

A graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Talwani pursued his medical training and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Carolina, followed by a fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago. In 2000, he joined the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), where his fascination with the study of hepatitis became his life's work. Over the past two decades, he has propelled IHV's hepatitis program to new heights. 

Dr. Talwani's commitment to academia was matched only by his love for his colleagues, students, and staff. His leadership roles within the Division and his tenure as Chief of Infectious Diseases at Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC), Baltimore since 2018, underscores his exemplary contributions to the field. 

As we mourn the loss of our dear friend, we find solace in celebrating his legacy. Dr. Talwani's impact will be commemorated through an endowed program, honoring his dedication and service. 


Institute of Human Virology
Jennifer Gonzales
Public Relations & Communications Manager