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Dr. Raul E. RODON

1976 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dr. Raul E. RODON Obituary
RODON, Dr. Raul E. Dr. Raul E. Rodon, age 41, of Atlanta, GA died peacefully at his home Monday, August 28, 2017. Raul Eduardo Rodon was born on March 24, 1976 in New York, NY and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Raul received his medical degree at the University of Zulia in Maracaibo in 2000 and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. In 2004, he joined ApolloMD physicians group to which he returned in 2017. In 2006, he continued practicing at Piedmont Healthcare until 2008 when he opened his own practice, North Atlanta Urgent Care, with his long-time friend, Andrew Van Horn. They expanded opening a second clinic location in Alpharetta, GA in 2010. While Raul's professional achievements are staggering, the light of his life was his family. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Emma Bracho Graterol; father, Dr. Raul Rodon Sr.; sister, Cristina Rodon Paris (Osmer); sister, Dr. Emma Victoria Rodon, all of Maracaibo, Venezuela; and significant other, Julia Duffy of Atlanta, GA. Dr. Rodon was an advocate for community health promotion. He volunteered his time providing healthcare to the underserved and homeless in Atlanta, as well as community outreach at local schools and various community events. He was known to his colleagues, friends and patients as a kindhearted, devoted, and compassionate physician. Dr. Rodon was charismatic, passionate and had an amazing spirit for life. Outside of work, Raul was always looking for his next adventure, whether climbing mountains or exploring the world; he was an avid traveler who enjoyed sharing new experiences alongside his loved ones.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 10, 2017
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