Arts & Healthcare Breakfast 2018 


On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Business Council for the Arts presented the Arts & Healthcare Breakfast. Our presenters for this panel were renowned experts in the field, selected with great thought to the role that each represents as administrator, researcher, and physician. Attendees received valuable information as new research and current initiatives on the impacts of music, visual art and design were discussed. 

Our Expert Speakers

Arts and Healthcare

Our panel moderator, 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. 

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.