I regret to say that I just learned of Jonathan's death. I am genuinely saddened by this and the impact on his family, Ellen Seely, Jessica, and Matthew. Ellen and Jonathan, through Jessica and my younger daughter Rachel, featured prominently in our daughters early years, as reliable and desirable members of the all-important play date, play group, and carpool networks, upon which the lives of working parents and their children depend. If you're lucky, good young children connections beget good carpool partners, which in turn yield solid adult connections for the parents. Dr. Ellen Seely, recognized specialty expert at BWH, was fortunately accessible to me through those arbitrary "professional network" designations. When he was within "network" reach, Jonathan, also, was everything an internist could hope for, an expert who was available, collaborative, responsive and responsible. Patient hand-offs were clear and personalized.
As a doctor Jonathan "defended" his patients' needs against the arbitrariness of medical systems; as a carpool parent he defended Matthew when he was outnumbered and taunted by the older girls calling him "Matt-poo." Good carpool parents are usually good consultants, and, of course, good people. Jonathan was all of that.
With great fondness,
Cherie Warner, for our family--Don, Rebecca, and especially Rachel.