Title: Musicalization of Neurological Disorders: Songs of Love and Hope to Heal our Patients

William S Baek

Parkside Medical Group, United States


Dr. William S Baek is a triple board-certified neurologist, Clinical Associate Professor of UC Riverside, Faculty member of the AAN, and singer/songwriter. Born in NYC, he graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and completed his Neurology residency at the University of Chicago and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at UC San Diego.  He also completed an NIH postdoctorate research fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

He has served as the Primary Stroke Center Medical Director, Internal Medical Residency Program Faculty Member, Neurology Clerkship Director, EMR champion, and QI/Peer Review Committee member at Kaiser Fontana Medical Center. He also serves on the Clerkship Directors Consortium, Ethics Section of the AAN and is a member of the AANEM.

He was the official bilingual moderator for the 2009 AOCCN, IFCN, in Seoul, Korea.  He is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience and JSM Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia. He has over 35 publications, almost all as sole author.

He is a certified medical interpreter for Korean, Japanese, and Spanish and has done TV shows in Korean, English and Spanish.  

Dr Baek’s research interests include not only neurological disorders but also Neurogenetics, language-concordance, ethics, professionalism, and music therapy.


The presenter will give an oral presentation on his music album he released in 2018 which was inspired by patients with neurological disorders to raise patient awareness and heal patients through music.