UC College of Medicine physicians, residents to present concert

Concert series aims to boost Bearcat morale during COVID-19

Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum of the UC Division of Infectious Diseases is not only one of the leaders of the efforts by the University of Cincinnati and UC Health to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also organizing a group of College of Medicine physicians, residents and alumni to put on a concert series to be livestreamed on Facebook. The first event will be Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m.

“It’s really important to stay connected and find a little happiness each day,” says Fichtenbaum. “Music is a great way to reach the hearts of people.”

He says his daughter came up with the name for the series — “Quarantunes: A Concert Series for UC & UC Health.” In addition to Fichtenbaum, the series will feature Dr. Andy Wells, an internal medicine resident; Dr. Heather Christensen, assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education; Dr. Mark Eckman, director of General Internal Medicine; Dr. Albert Weisbrot, Dr. Greg Mecoli and Dr. Mark Mecoli, all UC alumni; and Dr. Daniel Hoffman and his wife, Marta Carron, an internal medicine resident.

Fichtenbaum says since March 23 when the State of Ohio issued an order to shelter in place, many people have been working hard to help the community weather the storm of the pandemic.

“A number of musicians got together to create a concert for those at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health to bring a little joy to our lives,” Fichtenbaum says. “As health care providers, we know it’s important to care for the mind, body and soul.”

Fichtenbaum will perform live, while other performances will be previously recorded. The concert, which is scheduled to last approximately one hour, can be accessed through this link

Featured image at top: Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum at the 2019 study meeting for the REPRIEVE trial in Boston. Photo/provided

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