A Brooklyn Hospital Mourns the Doctor Who Was ‘Our Jay-Z’

The New York Times (NYT) (05/18/2020)
  • Background – Dr James Mahoney (62), raised by a military father on Air Force bases, worked for almost 40 years as an intensive care physician, most recently at University Hospital of Brooklyn.
  • ‘Our Jay-Z’ – In addition to his medical genius, Dr Mahoney was known for being humble and mentoring aspiring black doctors.
  • Tragedy – Despite pleas to stay home, Dr Mahoney worked day and night at two hospitals treating corona patients before succumbing to the disease himself and dying (April 27th).