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Performing Arts Medicine Program


The Performing Arts Medicine Program here at Stanford is comprised of world-class providers, engaged in cutting-edge research, and focused on exceptional patient care.  Our goals are to diagnose, effectively treat, and educate our patients in the community, while minimally impacting their ability to perform and returning them to full capacity.  Our performer population includes musicians, dancers, circus artists, and actors.  Many of our providers are trained performers, and very well understand and identify with the biomechanics, requirements, and needs of our patients, and as such, we focus tailoring treatment plans around those elements.   

Dr. Jeremy Stanek, Founder,


Dr. Jeremy Stanek is a sports medicine physiatrist who specializes in performing arts medicine, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal medicine. He enjoys treating musicians, dancers, athletes of all abilities, and anyone who wants to become or stay active. He performs diagnostic ultrasound as well as ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopic-guided procedures.

Dr. Stanek grew up on a small farm near the town of Qulin, Missouri. He received degrees in music performance from the University of Missouri and University of New Mexico and had a career as a professional trumpet player until developing focal dystonia (musicians' dystonia). Wanting to utilize his experience and education as a performer, he chose medicine as his next career. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine then completed his intern year at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by advanced residency training in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) at the University of Missouri.

In 2018, Dr. Stanek completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also was a provider in the Medical Program for Performing Artists, treating members of the St. Louis Ballet and his former colleagues in the St. Louis Symphony as well as community bands and orchestras. He conducts research in performing arts medicine and has given numerous conference presentations. Additionally, he enjoys speaking with professional and student musicians/dancers to educate them on arts medicine and avoiding injuries.

Meet Our Team

Our team provides a comprehensive and unique background with outstanding expertise for providing medical care to the performing arts community.  Diverse training in orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), neurology, neurosurgery, sports medicine, and ENT, our team is highly-skilled at treating injuries and conditions seen in the world of performing artists.  

Dr. Loretta Chou
Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty: Foot & Ankle

Dr. Chou is the Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Director Foot and Ankle Fellowship. Board certified, Dr. Chou's clinical focus areas include foot and ankle trauma, ligament tears and sprains surgical reconstruction, surgical treatment of foot and ankle deformities, surgical treatment of arthritis of the ankle joint, and surgical treatment of foot arthritis.

Dr. Margaret Cooke
Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty: Hand & Upper Extremity

Dual fellowship trained, Dr. Cooke's clinical interests are hand, wrist, and elbow surgery for adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Cooke utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in order to provide comprehensive care for each patient. She works closely with colleagues from oncology, radiology, physical therapy, and other specialties. Her team includes certified hand therapists, cast technicians, medical assistants, and patient care coordinators.

Dr. Brady Evans
Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty: Hand & Upper Extremity

Dr. Evans received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He then completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, followed by completion of his fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital Hand Surgery.

Dr. Amy Ladd, Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty: Hand & Upper Extremity

Board certification in hand surgery and orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Ladd, she is an experienced specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery, and treats a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, trigger finger, fractures, sports-related injuries, and more. Dr. Ladd served, and continues to serve, on prestigious committees and boards, and is highly recognized in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Elizabeth Reilly
Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty: Podiatric Medicine

Dr. Reilly is board certified with the American Board of Wound Healing, Wound Care. She completed her residency at Frankford Hospitals (now Aria Health), after receiving her MD at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Sarada Sakamuri, MD
Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Specialty: Neuromuscular Neurology

Dr. Sakamuri is the Co-Director of the Center for Peripheral Nerve Surgery along with Dr. Thomas J. Wilson. Board certified in Neurology and Neuromuscular disorders, and certified in EMG/NCS, she performs advanced evaluations of peripheral nerve conditions by integrating nerve and muscle ultrasound and neurophysiologic testing (EMG/NCS) at the bedside. She has advanced training and particular interest in ultrasound, and sits on the Neuromuscular Ultrasound Committee of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

Dr. Tim Wang
Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty: Sports Medicine

Dr. Wang’s clinical expertise includes the management of sports injuries of the knee, shoulder, and elbow using the most innovative arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques. He has particular interest in knee cartilage regeneration, cartilage transplantation, and knee ligament reconstruction. He also provides comprehensive shoulder care, as well as treats fractures of the upper and lower extremities.

Dr. Thomas J. Wilson
Specialty: Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Dr. Wilson completed his residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Michigan. He completed a fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and is now Clinical Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Peripheral Nerve Surgery at Stanford University. 

Dr. Laurice Yang
Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Specialty: Movement Disorders

Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Yang is the current Assistant Clinic Chief in the Department of Neurology at the Stanford Neuroscience Healthcare Center, and the Associate Physician Improvement Leader for Department of Neurology at Stanford University.

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