January 21st, 2015

A Tragic Loss

The news of the death of Michael Davidson, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, allegedly at the hands of a patient’s relative, has shaken us all. The words of Betsy Nabel, on behalf of BWH, conveyed how much he was respected and loved. To his family, friends and colleagues, we send our sympathy. As a cardiovascular surgeon, he is part of our community, and we stand with you in shock at the loss – and the tragedy. And we hope that we can make progress toward a world where such senseless acts, here and elsewhere, are no more.

3 Responses to “A Tragic Loss”

  1. So sad. So senseless. My prayers and condolences go out to his family.

  2. Very significant loss for his family, the people, the profession and the BWH. We should realize that everyone of us, primary care or specialist is at risk. Prevention and vigilance.

  3. Jean-Pierre Usdin, MD says:

    so sad !
    very bad news!
    all my condoleance to the family and compassion to his friends colleagues.

    very recently in NEJM was published by M K Shear “A Complicated Grief” a visionary report…
    how being protected from so awful mind disorder?