GW Mourns the Loss of Fourth-Year Medical Student

University community invited to gather in Ross Hall on Thursday for remembrance, support.

August 28, 2014 4:10 p.m.

Navdeep Kang, a fourth-year medical student in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), died from injuries suffered Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

Mr. Kang, a 25-year-old from Sewickley, Pa., was riding his motorcycle on River Road in Potomac, Md., when it collided with an SUV, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. He was transported to a local hospital but was unable to survive the injuries. Police say they are still investigating the accident.

Before attending SMHS, Mr. Kang graduated magna cum laude from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences in 2011. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in French literature and language.

“Nav was a wonderfully caring, engaging person, an incredibly bright light in our school, whose absence will leave a tremendous hole in our community,” Vice President for Health Affairs and SMHS Dean Jeffrey S. Akman said in a message sent to the SMHS community.

SMHS students, faculty and staff are invited to gather from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Weingold Conference Room on the 7th floor of Ross Hall for support and to remember Mr. Kang.

“Additional information and plans regarding our community's desire to remember Nav will be forthcoming as they emerge,” Dr. Akman said in his message. “In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to Navdeep's family, his loved ones and friends.”

Grief counselors in the University Counseling Center (UCC) are available for students. The UCC can be accessed in person during business hours, by phone at 202-994-5300 or via the center’s website.



Student Life, Lauren Ingeno