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MEHL--Sydney, MD. The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology of NYU Grossman School of Medicine is deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and colleague Sydney Mehl, MD. An astute and caring physician who was beloved by his patients, colleagues, trainees and staff, Dr. Mehl made an indelible impact on countless lives with his humility and humanism. An expert in electrocardiography, his colleagues often joked that new ECG- reading software should be judged by comparison to Dr. Mehl. Despite a formal education self-described as light, Dr. Mehl was a genuine intellectual with wide-ranging interests. The NYU Langone Health community extends its deepest condolences to his wife Nancy, daughter Jaclyn and the extended family. Glenn I. Fishman, MD, Director, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology of NYU Grossman School of Medicine.


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Published in New York Times on May 27, 2020.
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December 7, 2020
May you be resting in peace, thank you for all you did.
Dana Bertagnolli
Friend
October 17, 2020
Sydney and I go back to 1972 when we worked at Bellevue. I was an attending in the Medical Walk In clinic and Sydney was a medical Resident. We hit it off immediately-both funny bright Brooklyn boys. We began socializing as we ere both single and went to many of those UJA and Israle Bonds Mixers looking for Mrs. Right. Lannie Schwartzfarb was a mutual friend and he often joined us making it a threesome. When we didn't connect and meet a lovely lady, we at least had one another to talk shop and at that time I believe Sydney knew he would be a cardiologist and Lannie a rheumatologist and me, Kenny, a Dermatologist. I would run into Sydney over the years but had mixed feelings when he married Robin...as I had a crush on Robin for years but she was involved with someone, and then all of a sudden she is married to Syd. He was such a nice, funny, direct, sincere, bright and tell it like it is friend. I regret not spending more time with him during our professional lives. He will ne missed greatly by his friends, patients and everyone who had the good fortune to know him.
All my good wishes to the family, and may you focus on all your wonderful memories.
Ken Edelson
Dr. Kenneth L. Edelson
Friend
October 17, 2020
A wonderful doctor and friend
Dr Kenneth Edelson
Friend
September 25, 2020
I had known dr mehl for many years . In 1972 I was an ekg tech and dr mehl used to come in On the weekend and read the ekgs. Then he became my mothers doctor , then mine and my husbands doctor. I have worked at NYU over 40’ years and am now a peds Np. I was shocked to hear the news of his sickness and passing . My thoughts are with his wife daughter and family ..
lydia campbell
Coworker
June 18, 2020
I worked for Dr. Mehl as my first job at NYU Medical Center in 1982. The hospital wanted to hire from within but he gave me a chance that se my carrer off to a great start. He took care of my family and I was lucky enough to meet his. He was a brilliant cardiologist and a genuine person. He will be missed by so many. I was saddened to hear the news of his death. My deepest sympathy to his family, friends and collegues.

Francine Brill
Francine Brill
Coworker
June 15, 2020
I am so very sorry and shocked to hear about Dr. Mehl. A true friend and colleague to all - always ready to greet you with a smile and a laugh. He will be sorely missed - his compassionate, tender and kind personal and professional approaches and contributions to patients well being and colleagues will be remembered. May God bless you and your family.
Dr. Pamela Jane Gerig Hiscox, Ph.D., R.N.
Coworker
June 10, 2020
My condolences to Dr. Mehls family, all of whom he spoke so lovingly about. Not many people can actually say they enjoy seeing their doctor. But I genuinely did. I will certainly miss him.
JoAnn Navickas
Acquaintance
June 9, 2020
Dr. Mehl was my PCP/cardiologist for several years. He was warm, friendly, and extremely good at his job. We have lost not only a brilliant physician, but also an exceptional human being. My condolences to his family. May he RIP.
Desiree Collier
Acquaintance
June 7, 2020
I was shocked and terribly saddened to hear about Dr. Sydney Mehl's passing. I have been his patient for over 30 years. We were the same age and our birthday's were 2 days apart. He was a great individual, attentive to your needs, compassionate and all around a great person. My condolences to his family and the NYU community.
Stan Pollak
June 7, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Luisa Mejia
Acquaintance
June 7, 2020
I was shocked & saddened when I received notice of Dr. Mehl's passing. Just last year, as a young 24-year-old, I started having severe palpitations. Dr. Mehl expedited every test, was on-call to read my EKGs when I went to the hospital, and tried his best to reassure me that I wouldn't drop dead. He was a kind man. I wish his family solace & peace.
Stephan Drabeck
Acquaintance
June 6, 2020
Dr. Mehl was my primary doctor for more than 20 years. Although by and large we saw each other only once a year, my memories of him will always recall a warm, friendly and caring man. He genuinely wanted to know what was going on in my life, and always took the time to chat. My condolences to his family and friends. I will miss him, too.
Robert Nikodem
Acquaintance
June 6, 2020
Dr. Mehl was my doctor and helped me with my heart problems. He was so knowledgeable and caring. I will miss him a great deal.

God bless you Sydney. Jim
Jim Gangi
Acquaintance
June 4, 2020
Dr. Mehl was my doctor for over 20 years and treated my mother last year when she needed immediate care. He was one of the most caring doctors around. My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time. He will be very missed.
Eva Nimark
Acquaintance
June 4, 2020
Dr. Mehl was my doctor for over ten years. He was one of good guys on the planet. Always knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. Can't believe he's gone.
Charles Rich
Acquaintance
June 4, 2020
We were devastated to learn the sad news about Dr. Sydney Mehl. We have been his patients for many years. A wonderful physician, knowledgeable, warm, and understanding, he brought us through several health crises. We will never forget him and will always be grateful for his devoted care. Our hearts go out to his family, and we thank them for sharing him with us. He was a true healer of hearts, but our hearts are broken at his loss.
Barbara and Hy Brett
June 4, 2020
I have known Sid for over 40 years his integrity and warm human spirit will be Greatly missed... My deepest condolences go out to his lovely wife Nancy and his daughter with whom the mention of her name always brought a huge smile to his face... Don Sebastian
don sebastian
Friend
June 4, 2020
June 4th
I have know Dr Sydney Mehl For Over 40 years. He was loyal friend whose integrity and warm human spirit will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to his lovely wife Nancy and his daughter With who the mention of her name always brought A Hugh smile to his face, Don Sebastian
Don Sebastian
Friend
June 3, 2020
I am so very sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Sydney Mehl. I was a new patient of his as of last year and he was so kind, personable, thorough and caring. May he Rest In Peace and my deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Lori Pizzo
June 3, 2020
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Joel Moskowitz
June 3, 2020
22 years ago my internist told me that I had a very weak heart and that he wanted me to see a cardiologist at NYU that night. That night I saw Sydney. He explained to my wife and I exactly what the problem was in a calm reassuring manner. Not only did he save my life then but on2or 3 other occasions when other problems arose. Sydney not only was a wonderful dr but a wonderful person . A real mensch. I considered Sydney not only as my dr but as a close friend . I will miss him terribly
Sam Ross
May 29, 2020
May you rest in peace, Dr. Mehl. I had the privilege of you as my PCP for the past few years. I knew I was in good hands.
Jon Weisberg
May 29, 2020
Sid has been my doctor for over 5 years. I appreciated his down to earth approach mixed with intelligence and humor. He spoke very fondly of his daughter. He will be missed.
David Kaufman
David Kaufman
Coworker
May 29, 2020
My husband Ira Raymond are greatly saddened by the loss of Syd as a friend, professional and humanitarian. Without his compassion and care, I would not have had these last 25 years with Ira.
We extend our love to Syd's family; indeed we felt like we were part of his.
Gail Stein-Raymond
May 29, 2020
Dr Mehl saves my life many years ago. I will never forget him. He was a wonderful, caring, doctor. I have known him for 18 years. All his patients share his loss with his family. Rest In Peace Dr Mehl you will be missed!
Jill Puleo
Acquaintance
May 29, 2020
Dr. Mehl was one of the good guys - combining real life and laughs with medicine. And, nobody could read an EKG like him. He was a proud husband and father and there was never a visit without a discussion of his family. My prayers go out to his entire family, including all of his NYU colleagues. You will he missed.
Carmen Facciolo
Acquaintance
May 28, 2020
I was a patient of Dr. Mehl for ten years and he was my PCP. He was an excellent physician. When I needed surgery, he spent the time discussing the pros and cons. I would not have gone through with the surgery at my age without his approval. I will miss him. Condolences to his family.
Donald Carter
May 28, 2020
A fine doctor and fine down-to-earth man. After over 10 years, I was beginning to feel I was getting to know him. He talked proudly of his daughter, who is just a little older than mine. In February, we discussed my upcoming retirement, with him pondering whether hed want to retire and what else he could do. Initially, he seemed skeptical, but then his interest in travel. It is so sad for him and his family that he didnt have an opportunity to explore the options. And I am sure his premature passing is a great loss to his colleagues and students.
Stephen Jacobs
May 28, 2020
Dr. Mehl was a wonderful physician and I thank him for all he has done for me. I have known him for over 14 years and it was always a pleasure to see him. Rest In Peace Dr. Mehl
Nicholas Christopher
Acquaintance
May 28, 2020
Shocked and saddened. Syd knew my husband before I did. When Ira and I were engaged, my husband made sure we met! This is so sad and I grieve with family!
Gail Stein-Raymond
May 27, 2020
Dr.Mehl was afineguy and an excellent physician.He was my PCP and was patient and monitored my post cva very well.His late niece Susan and her husband My friend Abe Topiel were responsible for my referral.It was a good one.He was able to relax rigid protocals.He was the best M.D for me not an easy patient,I will miss 2 to 4 month exams.
Howard Kornfeld
May 27, 2020
I was a patient of Dr Mehls for almost three years and he was my PCP.He was an excellent physician and able to go beyond the often rigid protocols of hospital medicine.I was referred to him by his late niece susans family.He was empathetic and a regular guy made you feel at ease.An unusual man;I will miss him.
Howard a Kornfeld
May 27, 2020
I have been a patient of dr Mehl for many years! My heart is broken! Will miss him dearly! RIP condolences to family!
Goldie Lelonek
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