Entrepreneur and expert on business and illness, Dr. Sherif R. Zaki died April 13, 2019 after a courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 65.
Tributes to Dr. Zaki took to social media, touching many who knew him professionally or personally.
Dr. Kaylee Maloof posted the news about the “great man” in a blog on bls.org. Dr. Zaki created the Therapeutic Innovations Advisory Board, a board of medical experts that made recommendations and shaped the 2016 grant selection process for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to grant up to $20 million in grants to companies developing new therapies and technologies to combat HIV/AIDS.
“Thank you Dr. Zaki for your quick diagnosis,” she wrote. “You changed my life with your passionate pursuit of this disease. You kept me fueled with passion and knowledge to put my patients first with every diagnosis. You were a great man. Rest in peace.”
Mama Jodi Senhaj shared her appreciation for Dr. Zaki on the Bls.org blog, telling how he had helped her lose more than 100 pounds through diet and exercise.
“Smyth Slim Season” was another Facebook page where mourners remembered Dr. Zaki, even joining in the call to dedicate the new Harlem subway station to him.
Funeral services are planned at 4 p.m. today at the Egyptian Deliverance Center Family Mosque. Burial and memorial services will follow.