Tufts medical student dies in bike accident

Tufts Medical Center recently implemented new protocols for handling the Ebola virus.

Mohamed “Moe” Zeidan, a fourth-year medical student at the Tufts University School of Medicine, was killed in a bicycle accident on Sept. 5 in Medford, Mass. Zeidan, who was originally from Minnesota, was 29 years old.

“He was a remarkable young man, from everything that I’ve read and heard,” Harris Berman, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, said. “I’ve heard feedback from faculty and students and others. It’s just a tragic loss. The whole community is just shocked by it all.”

Zeidan studied neuroscience at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., where he was an All-American soccer goalie and president of the student body, according to an announcement from Dean for Student Affairs of the School of Medicine Amy Kuhlik to the medical school.

“Moe lived life with great enthusiasm and joy,” Kuhlik said in the statement. “He had a terrific sense of humor and a kind demeanor that endeared him to everyone he met. He will truly be missed but never forgotten at Tufts.”

Berman said that the school is working with Zeidan’s family to arrange a campus memorial service to commemorate Zeidan.