Band of doctors reunite to defeat cancer

Around 35 years ago, some of WA's top medical specialists, rocked their way through medical school to help pay the bills.

Now they’re medical specialists treating anything from diseased hearts to stroke-affected brains.

The Specialists

Next month they plan to swap stethoscopes for musical instruments once again, this time in the name of cancer research.

Today drummer Peter Leedman is an endocrinologist, lead guitarist Steve Gordon is a cardiologist, keyboard player Peter England is a urologist, vocalist and guitarist David Borshoff is an anaesthetist, singer and bass guitarist Graeme Hankey is a neurologist and singer, harpist and vocalist and saxophonist Richard Dall is a medical technologist. 

The Specialists have been rehearsing for a Summer Dance Party on Saturday 11th March at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

Tickets are $125 per person and include great food and drinks. All funds raised will go to the MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer, which supports cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman, said the Specialists were preparing for their best performance yet. 

“This is our fourth annual dance party and it gets better every year, both the event and the band. We play a lot of rock classics and I think there’s songs in our repertoire that would entertain anyone,” Professor Leedman said.

“I’d encourage everyone to join us for what promises to be a fantastic night for a really worthy cause.”

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