Arts & Healthcare Breakfast


Attend and hear about new research and initiatives at the intersection of arts and healthcare

 This event is highly relevant to our region, an area where healthcare industries provide an economic impact of $52 billion per year, representing about 15 percent of all regional economic activity in the region. 

Our Experts
Our presenters for this panel are renowned experts in the field, selected with great thought to the role that each represents.  

J. Todd Frazier is a composer, musician, and healthcare arts director. In addition to his role at the eight institutions that make up Houston Methodist Hospital, he is also the chairperson of the nonprofit organization, National Organization of Arts in Healthcare.

John Harper, M.D.  is a highly respected cardiologist associated with Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. He is also a poet who integrates literature in his training of medical students and presents public programs on literature and medicine.  

Upali Nanda, Ph.D.  is a pioneer in the field of evidence-based visual art and design and Director of Research at HKS, an international architecture firm with a specialty in healthcare design. Thus, our panel represents the fields of music, visual art, and literature as well as the roles of administrator, researcher, and physician.   

Our panel moderator is Pamela Stoyanoff, COO of Methodist Hospitals of Dallas and member of board of directors of Business Council for the Arts. Pamela has a background in flute and is a strong supporter of the arts. 

To learn more about how you or your business can be involved, please contact: Katherine Wagner, CEO, Business Council for the Arts at 972-991-8300 ext. 600 or