Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, and an Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the principal researcher of an innovative music therapy protocol for premature babies in the NICU called: First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath & Lullaby, published in Pediatrics(2013). She is an editor of several texts and speaks internationally on her research in sedation, assessment, pain, asthma and NICU music therapy. Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal 'Music and Medicine' and serves on several editorial boards including the Cochran Palliative Care review and the Journal for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She received her doctorate from NYU and is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine.


Joanne Loewy named Artist in Residence for Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing

The Effects of Music Therapy on Vital Signs, Feeding, and Sleep in Premature Infants

Daily Checkup: Music therapy shows dramatic results; patients with range of different diseases taking note  

Wall Street Journal: Clinical trial looks at how music therapy can help patients get better

American Psychological Association: Music as medicine

Music Therapy Found to Aid Spine Surgery Patients


New York Times: Live Music’s Charms, Soothing Premature Hearts

PBS: Music and Medicine - Music Therapy for Infants

PAINweek: Chronic Pain

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