West End House

Lisa M. Wong, M.D.

Associate Co-director, Arts and Humanities Initiative, Harvard Medical School

Lisa Wong is a pediatrician, musician, arts advocate, and author. She is a pediatrician at Milton Pediatric Associates and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, where she also co-founded and serves as associate co-director of the Arts and Humanities Initiative. She is past president and a current violinist in the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble of Boston’s medical community.

Dr. Wong serves on the boards of the Conservatory Lab Charter School, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and A Far Cry, and on the Advisory Board for the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative. She previously served on the boards of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Young Audiences of Massachusetts, and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. With colleagues throughout the city, she co-founded the Boston Arts Consortium for Health. She continues to work closely with El Sistema-inspired programs for music as social change in Massachusetts.

Dr. Wong earned her bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University and graduated from New York University School of Medicine. She received an honorary degree from Wheelock College in 2016. She is married to violinist Lynn Chang and has two grown children. In 2012, she published Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine in collaboration with writer Robert Viagas.