Dr Katayoun S. Khorrami

Dr. Katayoun S Khorrami is an Emergency Medicine Specialist in San Diego, California. She graduated with honors in 1990. Having more than 28 years of diverse experiences, especially in EMERGENCY MEDICINE, Dr. Katayoun S Khorrami affiliates with many hospitals including Paradise Valley Hospital, Scripps Green Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in medical group Pacific Paradise Emergency Physicians Medical Group Inc. 

Why I believe in Artruism

I have been in general practice in Montreal for the last 30 years. I also run a clinical research center known as GCP Research for the last 17 years. All my life I had a passion for the arts. I have studied and learned extensively, especially about the visual arts. I have completed the museum guide course at the Museum of fine arts of Montreal, which truly expanded my appreciation of the value of art in our society. I truly believe in the therapeutic effects of art.

The best example I can think of is comparing paintings to music. Very few of us can live without music.  It makes us feel good, it is therapeutic. I feel the same way with all other art forms. Paintings are a form of music to our eyes!

Artruism is an amazing movement that want to bring therapeutic art into places where people might benefit greatly, such as clinics, hospitals, dental offices etc. I have noticed the calming effects of this art work in my research center and my patients really appreciate this experience. Therapeutic art has been extensively studied in the UK, Finland, Norway and Australia. It has been shown to reduce costs in their health care system by reducing mental stress and return visits to doctors’ offices.

I truly believe in the efficacy of therapeutic art and I totally encourage this movement to go forward. Let’s put this beautiful therapeutic art in all the clinics across our province and country! Let’s send this wave of artistic healing across the world!