Faculty & Staff

Music & Medicine Center Faculty and Staff

University Hospitals Neurological Institute’s Music & Medicine Center consists of more than 50 health care professionals, researchers and educators from 11 institutions in northeast Ohio, including:

  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • The Cleveland Institute of Music
  • The Cleveland Music School Settlement
  • Baldwin-Wallace University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University
  • Youngstown State University
  • The University of Akron
  • Oberlin College
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Participants and leadership include:

Executive Board

Michael De Georgia, MD, Director
Maxeen Stone & John Flower Professor of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director, Neurocritical Care Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Per Aage Brandt, PhD, Co-Director

Emile B. Sauzé Professor of Cognitive Science
Director, Center for Culture and Cognition
Case Western Reserve University

Jonathan Miller, MD
Director, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Todd Oakley, PhD
Associate Professor of Cognitive Science
Chair, Department of Cognitive Science
Co-Director, Center for Culture and Cognition
Case Western Reserve University

Mary Davis, PhD
Professor of Musicology
Chair, Department of Music
Case Western Reserve University

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International Advisory Board

Oliver Sacks, MD, FRCP
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center

Stefan N. Willich, MD, MPH

Robert Zatorre, PhD
University of Montreal

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Case Western Reserve University Faculty

Health care professionals, researchers and educators affiliated with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and/or Case Western Reserve University commit their knowledge, dedication and expertise in support of UH Neurological Institute’s Music & Medicine Center.

Per Aage Brandt, PhD, Co-Director
Emile B. Sauzé Professor of Cognitive Science
Director, Center for Culture and Cognition
Case Western Reserve University

Emile B. Sauzé
Professor of Cognitive Science
Director, Center for Culture and Cognition
Case Western Reserve University

Janis Daly, PhD, MS
Professor of Neurology
Director, Cognitive and Motor Research Program, LSCDVAMC
Case Western Reserve University

Robert B. Daroff, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor and Chair Emeritus of Neurology
Associate Dean for Development
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Mary Davis, PhD
Professor of Musicology
Chair, Department of Music
Case Western Reserve University

Michael De Georgia, MD, Director
Maxeen Stone & John Flower Professor of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director, Neurocritical Care Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Heath Demaraee, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Case Western Reserve University

Joseph Fagan, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Case Western Reserve University

Anthony Furlan, MD
Co-Director, Neurological Institute
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Gilbert W. Humphrey Professor of Neurology
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Atwood Gaines, PhD, MPH
Professor of Anthropology, Bioethics, Nursing and Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University

Marian Good, RN, PhD
Professor of Nursing
Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University

Allison Gilmore, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Anthony Jack, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director of Brain, Mind, and Consciousness Laboratory
Case Western Reserve University

Joseph LaManna, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Biophysics, and Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Deforia Lane, PhD, MT-BS
Director Music Therapy Program
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Jonathan Lass, MD
Chairman, UH Eye Institute
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Charles I, Thomas Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Arthur Lavin, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Alan Lerner, MD
Neurological Institute Memory and Cognition, Director
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Cliff Megerian, MD
Vice Chairman of Department of Otolaryngology
Director of Cochlear Implant Program
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Professor of Otolaryngology

Jonathan Miller, MD
Director, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Nicole Maronian, MD
Director, Laryngology and Voice Disorders Program
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Gail Murray, PhD, MEd
Director of Audiology Services
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Todd Oakley, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Culture and Cognition
Case Western Reserve University
Associate Professor of Cognitive Science
Chair, Department of Cognitive Science

Yanna Popova, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science
Case Western Reserve University
Robert Ronis, MD
Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Robert Schilz, DO, PhD
Director of Lung Transplantation and Advanced Lung Disease
Division of Pulmonary, Critical care, and Sleep Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Warren Selman, MD
Harvey Huntington Brown, Jr.,
Professor and Chair,
Department of Neurological Surgery,
UH Cleveland Medical Center and
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Director,
University Hospitals Neurological Institute
Chief of Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Maroun Semaan, MD
Director of Neurotology Service
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Mark Turner, PhD
Institute Professor and Professor of Cognitive Science
Founding Director of Cognitive Science Network
Case Western Reserve University

Ben Walter, MD
Medical Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Science
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Partnering Faculty

The Music & Medicine Center partners with leaders, researchers and educators affiliated with a number of educational institutions in the greater Cleveland area, including:

Cleveland Institute of Music

The UH Neurological Institute Center for Music and Medicine partners with leaders, researchers and educators affiliated with a number of educational institutions in the greater Cleveland area.

Cleveland Institute of Music

Kathryn Brown
Associate Head, Piano Department
Cleveland Institute of Music

Anita Pontremoli
Head, Collaborative Piano Department
Cleveland Institute of Music

Joel Smirnoff
President, Mary Elizabeth Callahan Chair
Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland Music School Settlement

Charles D. Lawrence
President
Cleveland Music School Settlement

Baldwin-Wallace University

Peter Landgren
Director, Conservatory of Music
Director, Center for Wellness and Research in the Performing Arts
Baldwin-Wallace University

Andrew Mickley, PhD
Professor and Chair of Neurosciences Department
Professor of Psychology
Baldwin-Wallace University

June Hart Romeo, PhD, NP-C
Co-Director, Center for Wellness and Research in the Performing Arts
Baldwin-Wallace University

Cleveland State University

Cheryl Bracken, PhD
Associate Professor of Mass Media and Communication
Cleveland State University

Leo Coach, PhD
Lecturer in Ethnomusicology
Cleveland State University

Andrew Slifkin, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Cleveland State University

Eric Ziolek, PhD
Chair of the Department of Music
Cleveland State University

Kent State University

Theodore Albrecht, PhD
Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Kent State University

Kazadi wa Mukuna, PhD
Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Kent State University

Youngstown State University

Michael R. Crist, PhD
Professor of Trombone
Director, Dana School of Music
Youngstown State University

Frank Ragozzine, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Youngstown State University

University of Akron

William K. Guegold, PhD, MM
Director
University of Akron School of Music

Oberlin College

Arnie Cox, PhD
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Oberlin College

Patricia deWinstanley, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Oberlin College

Erika Hoffman, PhD
Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College

Andrea Kalyn, PhD
Professor and Acting Dean
Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Tom Lopez, PhD
Associate Professor
Chair of the TIMARA Department
Director of the Contemporary Music Division
Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Catherine McCormick, PhD
Professor and Chair of Neuroscience Department
Oberlin College

Charles Edward McGuire, PhD
Associate Professor of Musicology
Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Terry Stewart
President & CEO
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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