Things to do with a music degree (1): Become a neurosurgeon

Fascinating story on about David John Yeh, who won his first degree in violin performance at the University of New Orleans, before retaining as a brain and spinal surgeon.

And, yes: he still plays.

Read here.

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  • esfir ross says:

    Gerald Moore wrote: “Being a pianist’s very difficult. If you something easier-become a brain surgeon”

  • Ruben Greenberg says:

    I knew a neuro-surgeon who was fond of saying: “I’m an amateur violinist and a professional neuro-surgeon and it’s just as well it’s not the other way around.”

  • Petros Linardos says:

    Alan Greenspan studied for a year the clarinet at (the reguarly bashed here) Julliard.

  • Jeanne Swack says:

    My brain surgeon plays the violin. I thought of that as a bonus.

  • Sharon says:

    Neurosurgery requires extremely delicate and precise fingerwork. Violin and/or piano training might be the perfect prerequisite!

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