LNIF 365

Transforming Healthcare Through the Arts

“Art heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”

At the 2019 Lake Nona Impact Forum, our audience was enlightened by an eclectic and influential panel, led by Dr. Iva Fattorini and featuring Alice Walton, Louie Schwartzberg, Ricardo Gil-da-Costa, MS, PhD, and Deepak Chopra. 

The provocative discussion explored how we can transform health through the arts and why.  Dr. Fattorini shared how the transformation includes creating a global movement, professionalizing it, connecting it with wellbeing, and making it digital.

Dr Iva Fattorini is one of the pioneers and global leaders of the contemporary arts and medicine movement. Previously she worked as a senior executive at the Cleveland Clinic, in the USA and Abu Dhabi, where she founded and directed Arts and Medicine Institute. She currently spearheads Artocene, a social impact company whose mission is to humanize healthcare by activating the latent therapeutic power of Arts.

Alice Walton is a committed patron of the arts and philanthropist. She founded Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and serves as chairwoman of the museum’s Board of Directors. She is a board member of the Walton Family Foundation and founder of the Alice L. Walton Foundation.


Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer whose notable career spans more than four decades providing breathtaking imagery using his time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography techniques. Schwartzberg is a visual artist who breaks barriers, connects with audiences, and tells stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people, and places.

Ricardo Gil-da-Costa is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur, his pursuit of how the mind and brain work led him from field studies in Africa and Central America to neurophysiology research at Harvard University, the National Institutes of Health and the Salk Institute. Dr. Gil-da-Costa’s research on the neural foundations of human cognition and language has been distinguished with multiple awards, such as the Donald B. Lindsley Prize for Behavioral Neuroscience, featured on the cover of Nature Neuroscience and incorporated in neurosciences textbooks and university curriculae.

Deepak Chopra, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of Jiyo and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. TIME magazine has described him as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

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