Dr. Bejan Joseph “BJ” Daneshfar

It is with great sadness that we grieve the loss of Dr. Bejan Joseph “BJ” Daneshfar on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones, our beloved BJ went home to meet his Elohim.

BJ was born on July 14, 1955, in Tehran, Iran to Mansur Daneshfar and Fatemeh Mino Afghanipour. The family immigrated to the United States during the Shah’s Regime in 1969. They left the bustling metropolis of Iran and settled in the Missouri farmland. BJ grew up a Missouri farm boy, graduating from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. He earned degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics Sciences, graduating with honors. His studies also included Electronics, Biophysics, Transistor Transistor Logics (TTL) and auto mechanics. He attended the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri, graduating with honors.

BJ continued residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri. He entered the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps in 1986. BJ proudly served and directed departments at the pain clinic at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He also served as a Medical Director of the prestigious Dannemiller Pain Clinic.

In 1990, BJ embarked on opening the first pain management clinic at Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems in Amarillo, Texas. He served as Director of the Department of Anesthesia at Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems until 1996. BJ also actively served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Anesthesia Group PA, Texas Anesthesiology Group PA, Steam Boat Medical Developments, and the New Horizons Physician Practice Management Inc. in Amarillo, Texas. In 1997, BJ founded Acute & Chronic Pain & Spine Center which welcomed it’s sister company, Texas Pain and Spine Institute. BJ established one of the first Ambulatory Surgical Centers for Pain in 2001. He took great pride in overseeing both the clinic and the Ambulatory Surgery Center. In 2021, BJ founded the Daneshfar Aesthetics Center. BJ was a dedicated and compassionate healthcare provider. A proud healer with unwavering commitment and servitude to his patients and team. He always nurtured an environment where all patients were treated as family and no double standards of care could exist.

BJ was admired and respected among providers throughout the Panhandle and West Texas Region for his clinical expertise. He was beloved by his patients—known for his diligence to provide profound care. When he counseled his patients, he did so with great compassion. BJ was an exuberant and bright provider to work with, often calling his staff members “Sister,” he admired his staff and was proud to work alongside a team of devoted providers.

BJ’s passions could be known by where he spent his time—reading the Word, immersed with family, ranching, and practicing medicine. BJ was an instrument of the Almighty. Devout and fearless in the glory of his Elohim, BJ sought to encourage and inspire others hope and obedience in the Almighty. He was Kingdom-minded. BJ sought prayer and guidance in all things—he could be found praying for healing over each patient that came into his practice. His faith was deeply woven into the way he observed his responsibility as a healthcare provider.

BJ’s faith grew into a passion over the years, he began by attending church and eventually held his own congregation out of his home. He proudly read the Word and studied with his closest friends and colleagues. It can be said that BJ’s calling was observing the Holy Days, Sabbath and honoring the Commandments, Statutes, and Judgements. He took every opportunity to praise the mighty Elohim he called Father. His eternal call was a divine appointment for what lies ahead for each of us, the reunion of our spirit with the Almighty.

Dr. Daneshfar is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Judi, his loving daughter, Shayda Daneshfar Craddick and husband, Kirk Craddick; step-daughters, Paige Candace Larsen and Brecken Larsen; mother, Mino Daneshfar; sister, Zhitana Daneshfar; brothers, Dr. Bahman Daneshfar, Dr. Bahraum Daneshfar; grandchildren, Sophia Esme Daneshfar, Ari Cyrus Daneshfar, Cohen Gage Craddick, and Saylor Larsen. He was preceded in death by his father, Mansur Daneshfar; and his son, Dr. Shahriar Cyrus “Cy” Daneshfar.

Please join us as we honor and celebrate Dr. Daneshfar’s faith-filled life at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. If you would like to join us live, please do so here on our Facebook page, Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Reception to follow directly after the Ceremony at El Bracero Downtown, 727 S Polk St. Amarillo, TX 79101. Private family burial to follow in Llano Cemetery.

35 Replies to “Dr. Bejan Joseph “BJ” Daneshfar”

  1. I meet Dr Danashfar in 1996 when I could not walk. I was taken to North West Texas Hospital emergency room . Because I was in so much pain. I lived in Borger am there wasn’t any doctor to take care of me there so my husband an mother took me to Amarillo. It was truly God who sent me there where I began my journey with. BJ He never sent me a bill I saw him for over a year. When I finally got approved from TWC for my surgery he did a spinal column stimulator implant and I went in unable to walk and I left there walking. He always prayed over me before he did anything I had many many shots in my back before the surgery. He saved my life I am still walking . I believable I was one of the first ones to have that very new surgery done . I loved him so much he was truly an amazing and caring doctor. I can’t believe he is gone . My very heartfelt condolences to his family . I am so thankful I had the honor of meeting such an amazing man he will forever be in my heart . May God be with all of his family in this time. He truly touched my life an I will always be so grateful for him .

  2. Our deepest & heartfelt sympathy to all the family & Dr Danesfar’s staff. He will be sorely missed by all.

  3. Judi, my condolence to you and your Family! Praying that God will comfort you all during this difficult time. 🙏🏾

  4. Praying for Dr.B’s families. We are shocked by this Loss and may our ABBA Father give us and his families Shalom and Patience as we go through this never diminishing Grief time for his loss.

    In Christ,

    Massoud Anssari
    Leyla Anssari

  5. I am truly sorry for this great loss to the family and our community. I had the honor of working with Dr Daneshfar for a number of years while he was at Northwest I found him to be an honorable man a kind and knowledgeable practitioner and a very pleasant person to work with. He provided a high standard of care and expected the same of those who worked alongside him. I had many conversations with him over those years and it was an honor to know him

  6. It was truly an honor to know him. He was such a kind and brilliant person. Sending his family lots of prayers.

  7. My deepest condolences to his whole family, many many friends, and sweet caring co workers. He was truly a brilliant man that helped many many people, he was a blessing to many, and will be missed. May you all be blessed with peace and comfort in this time 🙏🏻
    Leslie Hayes

  8. My deepest sympathies to the family of Dr. Dansefar, he was my most favorite Doctor, so much Compassion for his patients and understanding of our pain . He always had a smile & a prayer for me & Im sure all his patients. My prayers for you all, his family , his work family & everyone who knew him was blessed to have crossed paths with his life .🙏🙏🙏🙏😥😥

  9. Our hearts are saddened about the passing of your husband, father, friend and mentor. We will miss you greatly, as you have done such great things here on earth. God has called you home to continue such good work. You will be greatly missed and will never be forgotton. Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. —MATTHEW 25:21.

  10. Dr. D helped my pain when other doctors would basically turn me away from my past medical history. He was compassionate and always prayed with me and always talked to me about every option of help. He even helped me go thru the stages of cancer and was a huge support. I am truly sadden by his loss😭. He was a man of his calling and I always felt like family. GOD BLESS YOU Dr. D. PRAYERS FOR HIS FAMILY THAT HE TALKED SO MUCH OF, AND FOR HIS PATIENTS AS WELL.

    1. Yes, I’m so grateful for all the help I received from Dr. Daneshfar in my battle with pain. He was truly a blessing from the Lord.
      I pray the comfort of knowing his family will see him again because of Christ gives all of them much comfort and peace.

  11. He showed me the computers and network. We were next door. He meet with my dad Dr. Robert Gulde. He was a good neighbor. He loved his staff and family and like my father a rebel in medical world in amarillo. He will be missed.

  12. Our sincere condolences for your tremendous loss. May you find peace & comfort during this most difficult time🙏🏻

  13. My deepest condolences, to the family, his work family & also his patients who were in Gods hand working through Dr. Dansefar. It is a very said time because after several years of trying different Doctors I finally found the one Doctor who had the compassion & God on his side he will be GREATLY missed by many. But most of all by his family . GOD HAS BLESSED the world with such a caring man. I am praying for this family 🙏🙏🙏

  14. I very much appreciate Dr. Daneshfars efforts to get my pain under control. He will be sorely missed. Carry on, Doc!

  15. My most sincere condolences. I love Dr Daneshfar. He prayed with and over me before every procedure. God bless his family. What a huge loss to this world.

  16. Our deepest condolences to the families of Dr. Bj.
    May God grant him eternal rest and comfort his grieving family. He will be missed.
    Dr. Carlos R.j. Martinez
    Dr. Manisha Bhatia Martinez and Mrs.R. Regina Martinez

  17. I met Dr. D when I taught his children at St Andrews school. He was such a wonderful man —always kind and compassionate and loved his children so much. He truly was called to his profession and influenced so many lives. He left an incredible legacy.

  18. Always enjoyed working with Dr Danesfar at the hospital. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for his family.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  19. My condolences and prayers go out to his family. BJ was such a good man. He was a good doctor and friend as well. He was very compassionate. He was a good Christian and loved Jesus. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul. You will be greatly missed friend.

  20. I worked in his office and was a nanny to Cy and Shayda about 25 years ago. He was very instrumental in my life. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t know if I’d ever have learned that taking sugar out of my diet was key to being able to finally have children of my own. I’m forever grateful to him for that as well as all of his love and support. You will be missed, BJ. We love you.

  21. Dr. Danesfar saved my life. He helped find my injury after I had several other doctors just say there was nothing they could do. I was actually the first person to be operated on at his clinic in 2021.. Dr. Daneshfar made my life liveable again after two years of not being able to walk. I will forever be greatful because he made me have faith again. I am truly so sad to hear about his passing. Dr. Daneshfar you were the best. May you RIP. Thank you for your kindness and willing to help. Sincerely your devout patient RoseMary Hernandez

  22. I am so so very sorry to hear this! He was an excellent Dr. This makes me so sad! He will be greatly missed! RIP Dr. 💔😢💔

  23. We have many cherished memories of attending study with BJ and Judi, including a couple of fun Passover seders at their home. I (Leslie) also went to Israel with him and Shayda back in 2008. So many fun memories. He was so compassionate and truly had a heart to serve. Praying many blessings and peace upon your family through this time. We think about all of you often.

  24. Dr.D. helped me when others couldn’t. He will be greatly missed. My heart is sad as I won’t see him again. Peace be with the family.

  25. BJ was a great man and will be greatly missed by many. He is with Jesus now and with all those who have gone before us. Prayers for his family and friends for comfort and strength.

  26. I’m so sorry to hear this he was a great doctor. He helped my little boys and changed our lives and I’m so glad we found him when we did. Our prayers are with you all.

  27. I loved him as a Dr. He helped me so much with my back pain and most recently my sciatica pain. He was very sweet and really cared about his patients. He will be missed by many here in Amarillo.

    1. Praying for his family and especially his mother who was always present at the office-such a great loss for Amarillo. May God give you comfort and peace. p.s. he prayed for me everytime I had a procedure also-sure made a difference 💛 Thank you J Short

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