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Lisa Wong

Board of Directors
Arts & Humanities Initiative, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Biography

Dr. Lisa Wong is a physician, musician, arts advocate and author dedicated to the healing arts of music and medicine. She is a co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School and Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH). She has been a pediatrician at Milton Pediatric Associates for over 30 years and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. As Past President of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, a Boston-based ensemble of health care providers, she established the Healing Art of Music Program that helps raise awareness and funds for medical nonprofits in the community. In 2012, she published her first book, Scales to Scalpels: Doctors who practice the healing arts of Music and Medicine, with writer Robert Viagas, chronicling the unique mission and development of the LSO. In addition to NEFA, Dr. Wong currently serves on the boards of the Conservatory Lab Charter School and A Far Cry, and serves as an advisor to the BPS Arts Initiative and Arts and Health Institute at Lesley University. She was previously a board member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Young Audiences of Massachusetts and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and on the Leadership Council of Boston Creates. She earned her A.B., magna cum laude in East Asian Studies from Harvard University in 1979 and M.D. from NYU School of Medicine in 1983.

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