Beloved Miami cardiologist dies from coronavirus complications

A 50-year-old cardiologist has died from complications related to COVID-19.

Glenn J. Barquet, MD, spent two decades practicing cardiology and interventional cardiology at Mercy Hospital in Miami. He died on May 2. A report from CBS Miami detailed the deep impact he made on the lives of countless colleagues and patients.

“Dr Barquet is deeply embedded in the Mercy Hospital family and will always be an important part of our history,” read a statement from Mercy Hospital. “Dr. Barquet chose to build his first practice with us almost 20 years ago after watching his father (Dr. Javier Barquet) practice at Mercy for more than 40 years.”

Barquet was not specifically treating COVID-19 patients when he was first fell ill. A GoFundMe fundraiser to help Barquet’s family has raised more than $21,000.

Click below to read more from CBS Miami, including additional quotes from a close colleague.