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Physician, Philanthropist, MSMS Board Member Bassam Nasr, MD, Dies

Physician, Philanthropist, MSMS Board Member Bassam Nasr, MD, Dies

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Bassam Hani Nasr, MD, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, after a short illness. Doctor Nasr, a well-known Gastroenterologist in Port Huron, has lived with his family in St. Clair County for more than 30 years. He grew up in Lebanon and came to the United States to fulfill the American Dream through hard work.

With his vision, Doctor Nasr co-founded Physician Healthcare Network 25 years ago and has been the president since its inception. He brought access to various areas of medicine to this community. Over the years he had employed hundreds throughout the network and cared for so many. His contributions to the community are significant, and his leadership has touched thousands of lives.

He believed in philanthropy and gave back to the community through various generous contributions to organizations such as Blue Water Hospice, SC4, and the Community Foundation, to name a few.

Doctor Nasr was very involved with the Michigan State Medical Society. He served as a member of the MSMS Board of Directors from 2008 until the time of his passing in 2019. He held various positions throughout his time on the board, including District Director for District 7, Finance Committee Chair, and Board Secretary. He was elected to the Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association in 2010 as an Alternate Delegate and moved to the role of Delegate in 2018. Doctor Nasr was appointed to the MSMS Foundation in 2016 and became President in 2018.

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