Our clinical services, research projects and on-going programs are guided by experts in the fields of medicine, music, and music therapy. These specialists are equipped with a unique range of knowledge and experience. Our team includes a staff of six dedicated music therapists working in conjunction with a wide range of interdisciplinary teams. These teams include physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and other health care professionals throughout the Mount Sinai Health System.
Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BCDirector, Music TherapistJoanne.Loewy@mountsinai.org
Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC is the Director of the Department of Music Therapy, and an Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine. The Department of Music Therapy, which she initiated in 1994, among many populations is serving musicians and their unique ailments including chronic fatigue, chemical dependency, performance anxiety and overuse, children with developmental delays, teens with emotional issues, adults with neurological disorders and all ages of patients with asthma and COPD. Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal 'Music and Medicine' and serves on several editorial boards-and is a Cochrane NICU and Palliative Care reviewer. She received her doctorate from NYU and has edited several books including Music Therapy in Pediatric Pain, Music Therapy in the NICU, and she co-edited Music Therapy at End of Life and Caring for the Caregiver: Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma and the new Integrative Advances in Music and Medicine: Music, the Breath and Health.
Stephan Quentzel, MD, JD, MAThe Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, Medical DirectorStephan.Quentzel@mountsinai.org
Stephan Quentzel, MD, JD, MA is a graduate of integrated dual residencies in family medicine and psychiatry. He practices with a comprehensive view of the patient, being triple boarded in psychiatry, family medicine and holistic medicine serves him well in his roles as the Medical Director of the Department of Music Therapy and the Medical Director of Psychiatry for the Institute for Urban Family Health, in New York City. Stephan Quentzel, MD, is an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, teaching psychiatrists and psychiatry residents to collaborate with their primary care colleagues to pursue best practices in approaches to psychiatry. He graduated from the University of Illinois with the degrees of MD, JD and MA in Health Policy. He believes strongly that “all things are connected” when it comes to the pursuit of comprehensive and optimal health and wellness for those seeking care at The Department of Music Therapy.
Marie Grippo, MAExecutive AssistantMarie.Grippo@mountsinai.org
Marie Grippo, MA is the executive assistant of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine. She majored in vocal performance and has traveled throughout the US and western Europe performing baroque/classical opera and chamber music as well as participating in numerous composers' forums in the New York area. She recently completed the Creative Arts Therapies program at The New School in New York City
John Mondanaro, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, CCLSClinical Director, Music TherapistJohn.Mondanaro@mountsinai.org
John oversees inpatient services and clinical training in the Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy. A PhD candidate at NYU where he earned a M.A. in Music Therapy, John is licensed as a creative arts therapist in New York State, and maintains dual certification in music therapy and Child Life. He has written and presented extensively on the arts in healthcare, and is a co-editor of the book, Music and Medicine: Integrative Models in the Treatment of Pain. As a music psychotherapist specializing in palliative care throughout the lifespan, John’s training and experience across the expressive arts has culminated in a unique clinical approach that is humanistic in valuing the integration of body, mind, and spirit.
Gabrielle Bouisiou, MS, LCAT, MT-BCCoordinator AIR/CAIR/AIP, Music TherapistGabrielle.Bouissou@mountsinai.org
Gabrielle Bouissou, MS, LCAT, MT-BC is a music therapist and the coordinator of the Asthma Initiative Program (AIP) and the Advanced In Respiration (AIR) program at the LACMM at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. She holds a MS in Music Therapy, a BS in Music, and BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her primary clinical areas include work with children and adults with asthma and COPD, neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and with adults in inpatient psychiatry.
Jasmine Edwards, MA, LCAT, MT-BCNICU, Music Therapistjasmine.email@example.com
Jasmine Edwards, MA, LCAT, MT-BC is a music therapist specializing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai West. Her clinical experiences include medical, educational, and outpatient settings' work with children and adults with developmental delays and trauma. Jasmine completed the First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath, Lullaby NICU training and is passionate about the benefits of music therapy for both infants and their families.
Andrew Rossetti, MMT, LCAT, MT-BCRadiation Oncology Supervisor, Music TherapistAndrew.Rossetti@mountsinai.org
Andrew Rossetti, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC supervises the multi-site music therapy program in radiology oncology. His practice extends to the infusion suite, surgery, and the neonatal intensive care unit. Andrew specializes in treating emotional trauma and its sequelae. Having developed several music therapy programs in hospitals in the US and Europe, he has lectured extensively there, in South America, and Asia. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Jyvaskyla.
Lillie Klein, MS, MT-BCResearch Assistant, Music TherapistLillie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lillie Klein, MS, MT-BC, is a music therapist and research assistant examining the effects of music experiences for patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. She received her Master’s degree in music therapy from Molloy College and has since worked in diverse clinical areas including substance use, young adults experiencing trauma, children with cognitive and developmental delays, and end-of-life and bereavement care.
Christopher Pizzute, MA, MT-BCInpatient Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Music TherapistChristopher.email@example.com
Christopher Pizzute, MA, MT-BC works in inpatient oncology and radiation oncology. He received his Masters in music therapy from Montclair State University and his Bachelor’s degree in music composition/music theory. His areas of expertise extend to palliative, psychiatric, pediatric and neonatal care.
Aimee Telsey, MDClinical Research Consultant
Bernardo Canga, MMTConsultant, Technology & Research