When BWH interventional cardiologist Pinak Shah, MD, and his band mates from “Off Label” perform later this month at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston in honor of Michael Davidson, MD, they know their friend, colleague and former lead guitarist will be with them in spirit.
“I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to an amazing physician and person,” said Shah. “It means so much to be able to honor Mike by doing something he loved: making music.”
In addition to music from “Off Label,” the bands “Grounds for Divorce” and “Rod the Long Bone” will perform at the event, which will be held Sept. 26. BWH thoracic surgeon Daniel Wiener, MD, is also a band member in “Off Label,” and BWH plastic surgeons Matthew Carty, MD, and Eric Halvorson, MD, are members of “Rod the Long Bone.”
The night will feature live and silent auctions, with proceeds and ticket sales going to the Dr. Michael J. Davidson Family Fund. A close friend of Davidson’s will match all donations from the evening up to $10,000.
Shira Doron, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Tufts Medical Center and “Off Label” lead singer, said band mates chose to name the event “Rock Like Mike” after Davidson’s mentor and friend Andy Eisenhauer, MD, a BWH interventional cardiologist, encouraged people to “be like Mike.” They want people to challenge themselves to live on the edge of their comfort zone, just as Davidson did.
“If we can take anything from his life, it is to be inspired by the way he lived each day,” said Doron, lead organizer of the event.
Carty says the night will be about celebrating Davidson’s life and all of the good he brought into the world.
“The event will bring people together to honor Mike’s primary passions,” Carty said. “This is a great way to remember Mike and all of the things that were important to him.”
All are welcome to attend the concert on Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.–midnight, at the Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.rocklikemike.com.