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Center for the Performing Artist
When New York's world-class artists require world-class care, they turn to Weill Cornell Medicine.
With expertise in performing arts medicine and the resources of one of the top academic medical centers in the country, Weill Cornell Medicine is especially qualified to treat the physical and mental issues that can disrupt artistic practice.
The Center for the Performing Artist taps into Weill Cornell Medicine's network of expert physicians across all medical specialties — in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian, the #1 hospital in New York for 17 years running, and the Hospital for Special Surgery, which has the top-ranked orthopedics program in the country — to provide specialized, comprehensive care to professional and student artists of various disciplines.
The Center is unique in its personalized approach to care. Each artist who contacts us receives a dedicated care coordinator to help him or her find the right specialist; to assist in scheduling all medical appointments, tests and procedures; and to arrange for any referrals — all free of charge.
Performing artists are particularly vulnerable to ailments and injuries due to the unique physical demands of their profession. Symptoms that appear to be relatively mild may actually be an indication of a more serious condition that can be disabling or even end a career.
Physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine treat the full spectrum of conditions that affect performance as well as artists' general wellbeing. They provide in-depth evaluations, including a detailed medical history and performance requirements, and offer a full range of treatment options, including rehabilitation and referrals to relevant specialists.
Weill Cornell Medicine, through the Center for the Performing Artist, is an official specialty provider for the Metropolitan Opera, Battery Park Dance and the Local 802 Musicians Union. We also provide care for cast and crew members of the area’s theater, television and film community, as well as students enrolled at The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music and Marymount College and their alumni.
To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
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