Slain Brigham doctor mourned as achiever who put patients first

January 24, 2015 4:31 AM

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Slain Brigham doctor mourned as achiever who put patients first

Michael J. Davidson used to lie awake at night worrying about his patients. A brilliant cardiovascular surgeon, he was known at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for his gentle way with patients’ families and his willingness to operate on the most delicate hearts.

“Michael received letters and gifts often from patients and their families, thanking him for his care and for all of the time he spent with them,” said his wife, Terri Halperin, who spoke through tears at his funeral Friday at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. “That is why the fact that a patient’s f...

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