Dmitri and I met during my first week of medical school at St. George’s.  Being a skier and climber myself, Dmitri and I were fast friends.  We explored the island together before classes started and socialized whenever possible during the semester despite our busy schedules.
Dmitri always a positive force and made the stresses of school tolerable.  We frequently spoke to each other entirely in movie quotes and joked about all subjects from politics to religion.  Dmitri was both wise and humble.  He loved to discuss complex issues but was always open to the viewpoints of others.
I will always remember Dmitri as man who lived life to the fullest.  He inspired me do more, stay positive, and to be open to the ideas of other people regardless of their background. Dmitri will be missed dearly by myself and the other students at St. George’s.