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Dr. Lisa Wong

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Associate co-director, Arts and Humanities Initiative at HMS Milton Pediatric Associates
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lisa Wong is an assistant professor of pediatrics and associate co-director of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School. A musician and pediatrician with a deep interest in interdisciplinary learning through the arts, she is deeply involved in arts and health on the local, national and international level. Lisa has been a pediatrician at Milton Pediatric Associates since 1986. She served as president of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra for 21 years, and was the lead designer of LSO's signature “Healing Art of Music Program” that partners with community based healthcare organizations. This work was documented in her book, Scales to Scalpels: Doctors who practice the healing arts of Music and Medicine.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Lisa joined other colleagues and musicians to create Boston Hope Music to provide music and music education virtually to patients, staff and caregivers. She currently teaches a course on music, health and education at Harvard University and serves on the boards of Conservatory Lab Charter School, A Far Cry ensemble and BPS Arts Expansion initiative. She is a 2023 recipient of the inaugural Common Good Awards from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Most recently she has been working with the Massachusetts Cultural Council on Culture Rx, an innovative model of cultural social prescription for health.

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Events featuring Dr. Lisa Wong
Events featuring Dr. Lisa Wong