Richard Kogan

Pianist & Psychiatrist

Richard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a psychiatrist and as a concert pianist. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Artistic Director of the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program, he has been praised for his “exquisite playing” by the New York Times, and the Boston Globe wrote that “Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world’s two most demanding professions.”

Dr. Kogan has gained renown for his lecture/concerts that explore the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological forces and psychiatric illness on the creative output of the great composers. A master storyteller, he has captivated audiences at medical conferences, music festivals, universities and scholarly symposia throughout the world. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards in both psychiatry and the arts.

Dr. Kogan is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College, Harvard College, and Harvard Medical School. He has a private practice of psychiatry and lives in New York City.