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Medicine, Music, and Literature: an interview with Olapeju Simoyan, MD

Many thanks to Dr. Olapeju Simoyan, MD, MPH, for appearing on "The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner." Dr. Simoyan is a Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, and is Board Certified in addiction medicine, family medicine, and dental public health. She is the recipient of the 2022 National Humanism in Medicine Medal and many other awards. Dr. Simoyan is the editor of the “New Voices” section of the online magazine Pulse-Voices from the Heart of Medicine.

During this 30-minute interview, we discuss how music and creative writing can enhance the practice of medicine. Dr. Simoyan also shares her experiences with the piano and ukulele.

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