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About the Center for Music & Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine provides and supports research and multidisciplinary outpatient and inpatient care for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases and other illnesses. The multidisciplinary team involves physicians, nurses, music therapists, physical/occupational/speech therapists. The center, led by Alexander Pantelyat, M.D., assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Division of Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, comprises interdisciplinary teams and partnerships with the goal of achieving the center’s vision and mission.

Vision

To bring music and medicine together by making music and rhythm an integral part of treating neurological illness as well as improving the health of musicians worldwide.

Mission

Leveraging Johns Hopkins Medicine’s world-class expertise and excellence in research and clinical care, our center harnesses the tools of science to bring music and medicine together for the benefit of patients, health care workers and musicians by:

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Developing music- and rhythm-based therapies that improve patient quality of life and address symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, autism and other conditions.
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Discovering and treating the underlying causes of health issues affecting musicians.
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Developing musical activities for the personal and professional training and development of healthcare providers at Johns Hopkins Medicine.