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Carlos Perez-Mesa, MD, Lectureship in Medical Humanities

Features Physician and Pianist Dr. Richard Katz

WHAT: The 2011 Carlos Perez-Mesa lecture – "Why Does Leon Fleisher Play Left-Handed Piano Concertos?" – will be presented by physician and pianist Richard Katz, MD. Katz will examine how a neurological condition called focal dystonia affects musicians. He will also deliver a piano performance.

Katz is a professor of clinical neurology at Washington University School of Medicine and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As a pianist, he has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and has twice competed in the Van Cliburn International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.

Carlos Perez-Mesa, MD, held many appointments at the MU School of Medicine, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the Cancer Research Center of Columbia. He was a respected cancer researcher, clinician and teacher. He also was a loving husband and father who was passionate about the arts and humanities.

The endowed Carlos Perez-Mesa, MD, Lectureship in Medical Humanities was established at MU in his honor to further discussions that focus on the art and ethics of medicine.

The event is sponsored by the Carlos Perez-Mesa, MD, Lectureship in Medical Humanities, Center for Health Ethics, School of Medicine and Center for Arts and Humanities.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011

WHERE: Reynolds Alumni Center Columns Ballroom

NOTE: Media should contact the MU School of Medicine Office of Communications at (573) 884-7541 or (573) 884-0298 for accommodations.

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