Lisa Wong: Scales to Scalpels

FRI, MAY 22, 2015 (38:44)

Pediatrician, author and musician Lisa Wong played viola with a string trio recently in Boston's bustling South Station. The music entertained travelers waiting for trains, and gave Wong the opportunity to read from her book, Scales to Scalpels, in which she makes the case that music and medicine can and should be inextricably interwoven as healing arts.

This public event is part of a series hosted by the Boston Literary District.

+ BIO: Lisa Wong

Lisa M. Wong, M.D. is a musician, pediatrician, and past president of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. She grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii where she attended Punahou School, an independent school centered on education, the arts and community service. She began the piano at age 4, violin at age 8, guitar at age 10 and viola at age 40.

A passionate arts education advocate, Dr. Wong has worked closely with the New England Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory School and traveled with NEC’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra to Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, Panama, and Venezuela as a pediatric chaperone. Dr. Wong continues to be actively involved in El Sistema USA and has had the privilege of observing El Sistema in Venezuela several times over the past ten years.

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