Dr. Lisa Wong is a pediatrician, musician, and passionate arts and arts education advocate who lectures internationally on arts and health. She is a violinist who served as president of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra—a Boston-based ensemble of health care providers—for over 20 years, leading the orchestra to create its Healing Art of Music program to support community-based medical nonprofits. An assistant professor of pediatrics, she is cofounder and codirector of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School and the Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH).
Wong serves on the boards of the Conservatory Lab Charter School and the New England Foundation for the Arts, and is currently interim executive director of A Far Cry. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in East Asian studies and from the New York University School of Medicine. She was a visiting scholar in arts in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2014, and she received an honorary degree in education from Wheelock College in 2016. Her book, Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine, was published in 2012 and has been translated into Chinese in Taiwan.