Dr. Jerry Umanos

 d. April 24 2014


Humanitarian doctor par excellence.

"Please honor Jerry's memory by opening up your hearts to the Afghan people"  Dr. Umanos' Widow

Statement by Lawndale Communith Health Center (LCHC)

The LCHC says Umanos worked there for 16 years, until 2005 when he and his wife Jan moved to Afghanistan."For over a decade, Dr. Jerry Umanos has volunteered in Afghanistan to train medical residents and to see pediatric patients," said Dr. Bruce Rowell of Lawndale Christian Health Center. "This is a great loss for his family, for those of us he worked with as well as for the people of Afghanistan."

"Most of these kids here would be dead. There's very few facilities that cn take care of kids this small."

            --Dr. Jerry Umanos, Senior pediatrician at Cure International Hospital in Afghanistan.

Statement by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel 


Dr. Jerry Umanus was a proud Chicagoan and an American hero who sacrificed his own life to save others. His senseless killing while on a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan has left a deep wound on our entire city. He was a talented pediatrician, a loving husband, and a respected leader at the Lawndale Community Church who spent more than a decade training fellow doctors and treating some of the world's most needy. He embodied the very best of Chicago and on behalf of the entire city, I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and entire community"