DR. ELIAS BENHAMOU HOUSTON - Dr. Elias Benhamou, 58, of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, February 25, 2018, at his home. Dr. Benhamou was born March 28, 1959 in Marrakech, Morocco to Armand and Colette Benhamou. Dr. Benhamou received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Paris, in Paris, France in 1985. He moved to Houston in 1991 and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Benhamou joined Greater Houston Anesthesiology (GHA) in 1992 and joined the Ladner Clinic in 2003, specializing in interventional pain management, eventually purchasing the practice which he operated since 2004. The practice he founded will continue his legacy of caring led by his partner, Dr. Mobeen Choudhri. Dr. Benhamou was one of the most interesting people you would have ever met. He was an avid world traveler with a passion for airplanes and an unparalleled thirst for knowledge. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he was an avid reader and was fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. He lived his life to the fullest, and took pleasure in the happiness and joy of others. He was most devoted to his family. Cleide was his great love, and his children were his proudest achievement. He was happiest travelling with his family, and made sure his wife and children never wanted for anything. He helped countless people recover from and manage chronic pain, and was a loyal friend to so many. All who met him fell in love with him instantly. He made everyone's life better simply by being around him. He was always willing to help a friend, and was someone everyone could count on. Dr. Benhamou is survived by his wife, Cleide, his daughter, Luna, his two sons, Thomas and William of Sharon Lederer, as well as his mother and two sisters. A private memorial service was held for the family on March 2, 2018 in Houston.

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Paula Contreras

My Heart goes out to all his family and love ones. I know that you all miss him dearly. He was a friend not only my doctor. When I lost my husband he was so comforting and simpathetic to me. That day he sat and talked to me. He helped me with my grievance of losing my husband. He never made anyone feel like he didn't have the time to listen to what they had to say no matter how busy he was. I don't think I can ever find another doctor like him. God gave me the best and then he decided he needed him more,and now we have a Guardian Angel watching over us all. He Really was the Best of the Best.

God Love Him.

Paula Contreras

My Deepest Sympathy to all Dr. Benhamou's Love Ones.

He was a Sweetheart and I miss him dearly. He was the best doctor I

Mary P Munoz

He was the sweetest Dr.Ive ever had the privilege of knowing. I will miss him always. My condolences go out to his Family. This is a great loss to everyone that knew this wonderful man.May he RIP.MARY ANN MUNOZ


Dr Benhamou was awesome. He was very caring and professional. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers to his family.


My sincerest condolences to the Benhamou family.

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