Christopher J. Bondi, MD
1976 - 2023

Christopher John Bondi, MD passed away in Burlington, Vermont on April 6, 2023 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 47 years old. Dr. Bondi is survived by his son Salvatore J. Bondi, wife Cara (McCracken) Bondi, father Joseph W. Bondi, mother Jane (Becka) Bondi, brother Justin Bondi (Lauren), sister Katherine Bondi Floyd (Kevin), and nieces Julia Bondi, Ruby Floyd, Nora Floyd and Maeve Floyd.

Chris was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended St. Ignatius High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. After his graduation from medical school, Chris moved to Burlington, Vermont for his residency at the University of Vermont. He quickly fell in love with Vermont and it became his home.

In addition to practicing medicine, Chris was an avid hobbyist and maker, pursuing interests in everything from maple sugaring, gunsmithing, metal working, gardening, metal detecting, antiquing, and many others. He loved any pursuit that let him learn new skills, dive into historical research, and get his hands dirty.

Early in his medical career, Chris revealed to family, friends, and colleagues that he struggled with addiction. After pursuing rehabilitation therapy, he changed his medical specialty from anesthesiology to psychiatry. He chose addiction medicine as his area of expertise, drawing both from his excellent medical mind and his own experiences with addiction to help others with similar challenges. He spent the rest of his medical career both treating patients and training psychiatric residents on treatment protocols for patients with substance abuse issues.

A memorial service will be held in Chris's honor on Sunday, July 9, 2023 in Cleveland, OH. If you are interested in attending, please email Kate Floyd at for details. 

In honor of Chris's memory, we have launched a fundraiser to establish a trust for Chris's son, Sal. The trust will help provide Sal with the resources he needs to pursue his dreams, whether that means supporting his education, career, or personal growth. We believe that this is the perfect way to keep Chris's memory alive and celebrate his life, while also supporting Sal during this difficult time. Click here to read more.