Dr. Daniel D. Laroche was born on February 7, 1932 in Jacmel, Haiti. He was the son of Pauline Denis and Clautere Laroche. He was the youngest of the children that included Brothers Andre, Leon, Elie and Aristide Laroche and sisters Genese and Sylvie Laroche. His father died before he was born. He grew up in a large family with a single mom. There were many financial struggles at home and in a country with a struggling economy, high unemployment and limited economic opportunities. He would often work hard at the local coffee fields and other odd jobs. As a child he viewed the cruise ships off the coast of Jacmel dreaming of doing this one day. He was very bright and studious and graduated from medical school in Haiti. He migrated to Montreal, Canada and did his residency in Internal Medicine where he met and fell in love with Lise Beaulieu and got married.
They moved to New York City and he pursued better opportunities and another residency in Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital becoming double board certified. They had three children; Daniel, Josee, and Manon all of whom are successful professionals.
Daniel worked at Jamaica Hospital in New York City for 25 years as an Anesthesiologist, a profession he loved. He then retired and moved to Dania Beach were he called home for over 23 years. Throughout his life he achieved his childhood dream of traveling and cruising around the world. He loved classical music, reading, finance and inspired by Toussaint L'Overture and Martin Luther King always trying to make the world a better place. He was married 55 years with his beloved wife Lise. Daniel will be remembered for his commitment to academic excellence, integrity, humor, patience and class.
I'm fundraising to endow a scholarship in memory of Dr. Daniel D. Laroche for a Black, Afro-Latino, or Native American medical school student interested in Anesthesiology who is committed to academic excellence, addressing health disparities, research, leadership, and innovation. Only 3% of Anesthesiologists are Black despite the fact at 12% of the American population is Black. Dr. Laroche Sr. always was concerned about this health disparity and delivering excellent healthcare to all. I am inviting friends like you to support this campaign. Thank you for your support.
You can also make a check payable to:
National Medical Fellowships (Daniel Denis Laroche Sr. MD Scholarship)
P.O. Box 3875
New York, NY 10163