Introducing Stanford Medicine Music Network

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Last spring, the Stanford Medicine Music Network (SMMN) was launched to bring together musicians and music lovers in Stanford’s medical community. A natural addition to the Medicine & the Muse Program, which supports the humanities and arts in the medical center, SMMN  – pronounced “summon” – was also created to facilitate opportunities to make connections between healing and music.

“Initially, the SMMN will provide an online meeting place for musicians in the Stanford health care community looking to share their love of music. As we grow, we hope to organize concerts and events to honor and support healthy communities, connecting Stanford Medicine to the Bay Area and beyond through music,” says the network’s website.

To that end, SMMN will host its coming-out concert Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Berg Hall Lobby, Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. It will feature performances by faculty, students and administrators who also are accomplished musicians. They include baritone STEVE GOODMAN, associate director of SMMN, associate dean for clinical research, and professor of medicine and health research and policy; violinist SARA JOHANSEN, a first-year medical student; soprano ARUNIMA KOHLI, a second-year medical student; guitarist VIET NGUYEN, clinical assistant professor of neurology; violinist BENJAMIN ROBISON, SMMN co-founder who currently is completing his clinical rotations at Stanford and studies expertise and learning in medical education; and pianist KENRIC TAM, a second-year medical student.

The concert is free and open to the public but an RSVP is requested.