Goodrich was a beacon of our institution and he will be truly missed. His expertise and ability were second only to his kind heart and manner.” said Montefiore Medicine CEO Dr. Philip O. Ozuah in a CNN interview.
Dr. James T. Goodrich, most famous for his widely televised broadcast operation on the conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald in 2016, has died due to complications resulting from COVID-19. He was 70 years old.
And thus, another great medical heroes of our time has perished under the growing pandemic. But his significance in the history of neurosurgery, along with his achievements, and most notably the people he has invested so much of himself, lives on.
It was almost like he had so much to spare.
His sudden loss is heart-breaking and his memory will always remain foremost in our thoughts.”
Carl and Clarence Aguirre in 2004 was the onset of his almost celebrity career as a Hand of God managing to separate the two in near full health.
A team of 40 doctors were led into and participated in a surgery spanning a staggering 27 hour period.
Many have vouched that he even remembered every children’s birthdays and anniversaries.He described his hard works as being simply “pretty awesome (…) chaotic (…)We’ve got it down to a fine art, but in the beginning, it was a bit of a challenge.