Richard Kogan

Can music heal what meds can't?

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About Richard Kogan

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 

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Richard Kogan is a pianist and psychiatrist who advocates harnessing the power of music to heal the mind and transform lives. In his 2016 TEDMED Talk, Richard poses the question: What if musical exposure could help to transform psychopathology into radiant mental health?

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