Friday, February 24, 2012

Music In Medicine

Dr. Claudius Conrad Music in Medicine

Dr. Claudius Conrad

Various societies have long been curious about the healing effects of music. Claudius Conrad, MD, PhD, is a surgeon scientist and a trained concert pianist who has devoted his time to investigating the connection between music and medicine. As director of Music in Medicine of the Department of Surgery and the Benson Henry Institute of the Massachusetts General Hospital, his goal is to discover how music can impact patients, relatives and physicians.

In celebration of Dr. Conrad’s unique contributions to the fields of music and medicine, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston invited him to perform at a concert Thursday, February 23, 2012. Dr. Conrad played the works of Chopin, Mozart and Schumann and discussed the therapeutic benefits of music as it relates to surgery. This concert, which attracted more than 100 people, was hosted by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of German, Boston and produced by G.G. Garth Music Publishing. While there was no charge for the concert, an optional donation link was made available for online contributions to the Division of Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, which is where Dr. Conrad is based clinically.

View the program for the event here.

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