Dr. Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong photo by Ben Strothman

Dr. Lisa Wong is a pediatrician, musician, and author dedicated to the healing arts of music and medicine.  She is a violinist, violist and pianist who has worked at Milton Pediatric Associates since 1986 and is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at HarvardMedicalSchool. In April 2012, she published her first book, Scales to Scalpels: Doctors who practice the healing arts of Music and Medicine, in collaboration with writer Robert Viagas.

Dr. Wong served as President from 1991-2012 of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, a Boston-based orchestra made up primarily of medical musicians dedicated to Healing the Community through Music, and is a member of its violin section. Inspired by Dr. Albert Schweitzer, LSO combines music, medicine and service and performs every concerts to raise awareness and funds for medical nonprofits in the community.  LSO musicians also bring music out of the concert hall to patients in hospitals, hospices and other healing spaces throughout greater Boston.

Dr. Wong is a Board member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the BPS Arts Initiative Advisory Council and Lesley University Institute for Arts and Health. She has served on the boards of All-NewtonMusicSchooland Young Audiences of Massachusetts and has an ongoing interest in Venezuela’s El Sistema music-for-social-change program and Sistema-inspired programs in the U.S.

She is married to violinist Lynn Chang, and has two grown children, who are also musicians.