Dr. Kanchan “Kay” Joglekar, daughter of Shrikrishna and Sanjivani Kakatkar, was born and raised in Mumbai, India, on May 18, 1953. She attended Queen Mary School and graduated with honors from Topiwala National Medical College in 1976. She met her husband through a mutual family friend, Dr. Dravid; they married in Mumbai on October 15, 1978.
She completed her residency in Pediatrics in 1983 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, at Rugers University and stayed on as a teaching faculty member at an affiliated hospital, JFK Muhlenberg, for another three years. After a short stay in DuBois, Pennsylvania, where she worked in private practice, she opened her own solo practice in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1992. In that same year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She continued to work full-time until her retirement in the summer of 2015.
Outside of medicine, she loved exercise, painting, photography, international travel, cooking, and feeding others. She was an avid reader of fiction novels and a great advocate of meditation and yoga.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Shirish Joglekar; two children, Nikhil Joglekar and Dr. Ami Joglekar Salem (Zachary Salem); and one grandchild, Samir Salem. She fought a courageous 26-year battle, never losing her zest for life or infectious positivity. She passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2018.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Regional Inter-Faith Association.
The family will have a private ceremony and cremation on Sunday, August 25th.
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