Music as Medicine with Alexander Pantelyat, M.D., Founder & Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine

Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine, the Department of Neurology, and the Healthcare Affinity

Though acknowledging the role of music in addressing illness is not new, recent research is illuminating how music affects the brain and other body systems in a measurable way. Using this knowledge, practitioners are integrating music with medicine to augment healing. Join the founder and co-director of the Center for Music & Medicine, Dr. Alexander Pantelyat, M.D., assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology and Division of Parkinson's and Movement Disorder, as he discusses the work to optimize music-based interventions. Dr. Pantelyat, also an accomplished violinist, will treat the audience to a musical performance in addition to his talk. This event will be shared on Zoom.

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"Music has been an integral part of the human experience as long as humanity has been around. It’s been intuitively felt to have healing properties, but now we are in a position to study the mechanisms and optimize music-based interventions." Alexander Pantelyat, M.D., co-director of the Center for Music & Medicine.


Alexander Pantelyat, MD is an assistant professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the director of the Johns Hopkins Atypical Parkinsonism Center, the co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Fellowship Program, and the co-Founder and co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine.

Dr. Pantelyat's research explores music-based rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases; diagnosis and treatment of atypical parkinsonian disorders, such as dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome/degeneration and multiple system atrophy; and cognitive aspects of movement disorders.

Dr. Pantelyat earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Matthew T. Moore Prize in Neurology. He completed his residency training in Neurology ​at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

As part of his fellowship, Dr. Pantelyat also completed the Clinical Research Certificate Program at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is a 2013 American Academy of Neurology Palatucci Advocacy Leader and grant recipient, a 2014-15 American Academy of Neurology Emerging Leader, and a 2014 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Osler Attending Program inductee. Dr. Pantelyat has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2016.

 Event Date
Monday, October 12, 2020
Start Time: 1:00pm
End Time: 2:00pm

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