Dr. Bastepe-Gray, a physician and virtuoso guitarist, moved to the United States from Turkey in 1992 to study spinal cord regeneration as a visiting scholar at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1996 from the Peabody Conservatory, where she also earned her master’s degree in 1999. She holds an M.D. from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and an MScOT from Towson University. Dr. Bastepe-Gray is the Director for Peabody Occupational Health and Injury Prevention Program, serves on the Performing Arts Medicine Committee of the Maryland State Medical Society, the Research and Education Committees of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and the Musicians’ Health and Wellness Committee of the International Society for Music Education. She holds joint appointments at the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology and the Peabody Conservatory. Her expertise comprises pain and playing related musculoskeletal and neurological upper extremity disorders that affect musical performers. In collaboration with Dr. Alex Pantelyat of the Neurology Department, she has assembled an interdisciplinary team of 70 experts to form the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine to promote research and help restore and preserve the proficiencies and talents of musicians all over the world.