Peabody and Johns Hopkins faculty experts lead Playing Well courses to teach performing arts medicine and wellness. Learn more about our faculty members below.

Serap Bastepe-GraySerap Bastepe-Gray, MD, MM, MSOT, is co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine and serves on the Performing Arts Rehab team at the Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Clinic for Performing Artists at Peabody. Bastepe-Gray holds a joint appointment on the guitar faculty at the Peabody Conservatory and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Neurology Department. She has presented on health and wellness for musicians for the American Occupational Therapy Association, National Guitar Workshop, International Society for Music Education (ISME), American College of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA).
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Scott BrownScott E. Brown, MD, is chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Brown received his BA from Yale and MD from Rutgers, with residency training at NYU and Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center. Board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in PM&R and Pain Management, Dr. Brown is also a past president of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and was co-editor in chief of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. Prior to developing Playing Well, he taught “Anatomy and Injury Prevention for Musicians” at Peabody for ten years. Brown is the biographer of the great jazz pianist/composer James P. Johnson.