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Eric Jelin '96

July 13, 1978 - May 13, 2021


With sadness, we report the passing of Eric Jelin '96.

Eric Jelin, adored father, son, brother and husband, and renowned surgeon, died Thursday, May 13 in Baltimore. He was 42. A native of New York City, Jelin attended Harvard College, Harvard Medical School and Camp Robin Hood. He met Angie Child Jelin, the love of his life, in medical school and the pair married while doing their residency at UC San Francisco. His life bloomed exponentially when he became a father to Max, 11, and Kyra, 10. As director of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center Fetal Program, Eric led the trailblazing Renal Anhydramnios Fetal Therapy (RAFT) study with a prestigious R01 grant. A masterful surgeon, Eric's research and operating skills were matched only by his profound human connection to his patients and their families. Eric lived his life with a radiant intensity, operating at full velocity in all he did. He was ferociously devoted to the people he loved and brought that relentless energy into his medical practice, where he pioneered techniques to save lives for conditions many other doctors deemed lethal. He was awarded the Judith Folkman Prize from the American Pediatric Surgery Association. He is predeceased by sister Sandra Jelin Plouffe and survived by his parents, Bram and Margie, brother Ben (Shannon), cherished wife Angie, fantastic children Max and Kyra, nieces, nephews, countless cousins, friends and grateful patients.


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