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Johns Hopkins doctor who helped many Bermudians, dies at 71

A welcoming face for many Bermudians: The late Dr Marc Doura.

A US former physician, known for his kindly treatment of Bermudian patients travelling to Johns Hopkins Hospital, has died at the age of 71.Marc Doura, an international patient services care coordinator at the Baltimore, Maryland facility, passed away on November 21, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The cause of death was cancer.A member of Johns Hopkins International for six years, Dr Doura formerly practiced in Connecticut more than 30 years as an obstretrician and gynaecologist.He was described by the spokeswoman as an advocate for patients from Bermuda.“With a calm, professional and positive demeanour, Doura always took the time to explain to the patients what their medical care would involve. He spoke five languages and had a rare ability to discuss the most sensitive topics, even as he comforted them and helped make their visits to Johns Hopkins memorable and rewarding.”He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gisela, along with two daughters and five grandchildren.