Richard Kogan


What if musical exposure could transform psychopathology into radiant mental health?


Richard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a concert pianist and as a physician. A graduate of Juilliard and Harvard Medical School, he is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program. Richard has gained international renown for his lecture/concerts that explore the role of music in healing, and the impact of psychological forces and mental and physical illness on the creative output of the great composers. Praised for his “exquisite playing” by The New York Times, Richard has been described by The Boston Globe as having “somehow managed to excel at the world’s two most demanding professions.” He can be reached at 


Richard Kogan: "Resilience is a Skill, You Can Practice It"
Roger R. Musical Toronto. 2015.

Music, Madness and Medicine: A Visit With Richard Kogan, M.D.
Sederer L. The Huffington Post. 2014.

Creativity and Mental Illness: Richard Kogan on Rachmaninoff
Psychiatric Times. 2016.

Leaders in Medical Innovation: Dr. Richard Kogan
Osmosis. 2016.

A Conversation with Dr. Richard Kogan
Psychiatric Times. 2010.

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