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Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore

June 03, 1950 - June 20, 2021

Obituary For Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore

Kishore, Dr. Punyamurtula S. of Chestnut Hill, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Sheela Gurbani. He was the devoted father of Nina Kishore and her husband Dr. Ameet Sarpatwari, and of Monica Kishore and her husband Dr. Shushan Rana. He also leaves behind his siblings Dr. P.N. Pandit and Dr. Kiran Bulusu. Dr. Kishore received his MD from Andhra University and his MPH in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kishore dedicated his life to the treatment of addiction as a disease rather than a social problem. He developed a treatment methodology known as the “Massachusetts Model”, which will outlive him as one of the first outpatient models of addiction treatment. His efforts to help others will be widely remembered as he treated over 200,000 patients in the New England area.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a viewing at the DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mt. Auburn St., WATERTOWN on Thursday, June 24th from 5 - 7 PM. A service will be held on Friday at the Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery for close friends and family followed by a private cremation. Please visit to view an online guestbook and live streaming.

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Doctor Kishore saved my son and family. He treated all implications of the addiction. I leave this note with tears and my eyes for this man who more then an ordinary man. I feel lucky for having meet him. He was a true hero for people who were disparate and rudderless in the storm that is addiction. Sincerely Anthony Dragani father still because of Doctor Kishore
- Anthony Dragani
We are deeply saddened by the news of Dr Kishore passing. Our prayers and thoughts with the family . Om shanti . Daksha, Mukesh & Rana Family Daksha, Mukesh & Rana Family
- Daksha Rana
Doctor Kishore was a trailblazer, a kind and deeply caring man. I was privileged to work with him in Brighton and in Brookline. He taught me much and he was a true pioneer during the burgeoning HCV epidemic. He has offered care to countless people. Rest In Peace dear friend. Brianne Fitzgerald
- brianne fitzgerald
We are deeply saddened by the news of Dr Kishore passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of sorrow Sincerely , Gerardo & Norma Guadiana
- Gerardo & Norma Guadiana
Good bye my dear friend. I will always remember our walks in Brookline and rides Down East. Our relationship encompassed a shared impatience with man and God. Our mutual love of language enriched and expanded our conception of existence. Let it be said from this day forward that Death had no dominion. Peter A. Allen
- Peter A. Allen
"Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives." Our deepest condolences to you and your family. The PRHC family wishes you peace and comfort as you grieve such a profound loss. -Ruby Cherfils, CEO, PRHC
- Ruby Cherfils
It was an honor and a privilege to meet Dr. Kishore many years ago and work closely with him to expand and help people with addiction in Western Mass. His commitment, passion and vision was one of a kind. I will miss you dearly my friend but I will continue to share your model and the great work you did to help and change people's lives. Your friend Joaquin Rodriguez My condolences to the family
- Joaquin Rodriguez
I have so many wonderful memories of the Doctor. He had a truly good heart and a fantastic mind. He taught me that I was a visual thinker, by drawing diagrams to explain his thought processes. I will never forget his sense of humor, even through some dark times. With all that went on in his life and his business, he would always take time to share stories of his loves: Sheela, his daughters, and the Massachusetts Model. He will be sorely missed. Dana E. Casher
- Dana E. Casher

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