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Dr. Ullah has been my Doctor ever since I arrived at Fernandina Beach 25 years ago. What a great Doctor he is and even a better man. We have a lot of conversations over the years, and I will truely miss him.
Judith H Turner
He will be sorely missed. His care and kindness to my husband Dave will never be forgotten by our family. As you lived in the light with joy,love lifted you. As you brushed against this world so gently,you lifted us.God Bless all
Tim and Pat Middleton
Dr. Ullah was an understanding, kind and compassionate doctor and gentleman. The island was blessed to have had him and now the island joins his family in grief over the loss of this much loved man. Our sympathies to the Ullah family.
My deepest sympathy to Sue and the entire family. Dr. Ullah left a huge legacy to the Medical community and a multitude of patients that will miss him deeply. He was my doctor, my friend, and employer at one time. I have missed his talent as a Dr. and his humorous stories. Time to go rest on that mountain now.
Dr.Ullah was my Cardiologist for 16 years and even through those grueling stress tests that I had to endure I could always sense his care and genuine concern for my well being. He always took time out of his busy schedule to sit down and discuss any, and all issues that you were struggling with. Those discussions would include, but were not limited to your heart health. Along with his take on how my heart was performing you could receive his unique perspective on the days political issues and how they affected our every day lives. The one thing that was so impressive about him was his willingness to listen. That is a trait that some of the new doctors don't seem to posses. I will miss Dr. Ullah's commitment to my health and well being, his sharp wit, but most of all the opportunity to visit him as my physician and my friend. My prayers go out to his family and I hope that they do realize what he meant to everyone he touched. May God Bless you all!
My thoughts and prayers to his family. Dr Ullah has always been very kind ,considerate and compassionate to his patients and all of us working in healthcare. He was very dedicated to his profession and all that worked with him.
Susan Markiw, PT
Sue and Family- we grieve for his passing but smile to have known him and to know that he will always be in our hearts.
Susan, you and Dr. Ullah were our neighbors in the early 70s. Your husband was a kind and compassionate man. He will be missed by the entire community.
loved that man,,,I'm 66,,he save my life when I was 15,,,sorry to hear he has passed,,,may God bless his family
Dr. Ullah was so good to everyone in our community. He helped so many. Prayers for his family.
Dr. Farid Ullah, MD
Dr. Farid Ullah peacefully passed away on September 24, 2021, surrounded by his family.
He was born and raised in Peshawar, Pakistan. In 1960 he graduated from the prestigious Khyber Medical University in Pakistan, where he was employed as a Professor of Pharmacology. He came to America in 1962 to complete an internship at Albany Memorial Hospital in New York, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital and the Appalachian Regional Hospital in West Virginia. In 1968 he completed a Fellowship in Cardiology at the VA Medical Center.
Dr. Ullah served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. During this time, as the only Army Cardiologist, he successfully established the first Intensive Care Units and Cardiac Departments at Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia.
In 1971, Dr. Ullah moved to Fernandina Beach and began shaping the city’s medical profession and culture. He was instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Fernandina Beach and Nassau County Emergency Medical Services Division where he served as the Medical Director until he retired. During his private practice of fifty years, Dr. Ullah treated generations of patients and became a respected pillar of the community. As a tireless medical professional and dedicated leader in humanitarian equality, he volunteered innumerable hours of training, teaching and mentoring medical professionals from all disciplines.
On August 18, 2020 the Fernandina Beach City Commission honored Dr. Ullah with a proclamation for his outstanding service and transformational contributions to the city’s medical profession. In presenting the proclamation, Mayor John Miller expressed the city’s sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Farid Ullah for his lifetime of unlimited contributions and devoted care to the betterment of all lives he touched, taught and saved.
Miller added, “ I hereby encourage all citizens to gratefully recognize and humbly acknowledge the immense significance and incalculable improvements Dr. Ullah made in the medical profession throughout the course of his long and distinguished career”.
Dr. Ullah married his beloved wife, Sue in Albany, New York in 1965. Together they raised two beautiful daughters and became the proud grandparents of five wonderful grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susan C. Ullah; his daughters, Dr. Cami Ullah Jordan (Louis) and Tracy Ullah Voorhees (Jay); his grandchildren, Andrew Jordan, Cole Jordan, Hadley Voorhees, Carter Voorhees, JJ Voorhees and his siblings, Maurice Lazarus (Shanaz), Dr. Nargis Nazir (Nazir) Duri Haleem (Haleem) and Farouque Khattak. He will be missed by all, especially by his faithful, beloved dog Millie.
Those closest to Dr. Ullah will miss his strong sense of loyalty to family and friends, his warm generous heart and his gift of storytelling.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, 1305 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, 32034 for those who would like to pay their respects.
A service will be held for family and friends on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1830 Lake Park Drive, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.
Donations may be made in Dr. Ullah’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the American Heart Association.