Maria Jukic, JD

Senior Director, Arts & Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Maria Jukic, JD, is Senior Director, Arts & Medicine Institute, at Cleveland Clinic. The Institute brings the arts into the hospital through art and music therapy, performing arts, visual arts, and education. Maria also oversees research, community partnerships, and strategic planning.

Arts and Medicine serves patients, families, and hospital caregivers. Programs have recently expanded into the areas of neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), and cardiology, and increased services for hospital caregivers.

Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame; a Master of Arts from John Carroll University; and a Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Croatia. She is also a member of City Council in Euclid, Ohio.

Presentation title: The Arts as Treatment and Differentiator in Healthcare

The Arts are one of the oldest themes involved in human health and well-being, as well as in the development of medicine and healthcare. Utilizing the Arts for Treatment and Differentiation is at the same time one of the newest concepts in the fields of health, wellness, medicine, and public health. The Arts can also be utilized as a differentiator for organizations and locations promoting health tourism.

Learn about ways healthcare organizations, including Cleveland Clinic, are using the arts to treat people’s physical and mental health, to enhance the environment of healthcare organizations, and to build partnerships in communities. Discuss research that supports the Arts for health and well-being. Imagine ways of incorporating the Arts into a comprehensive health tourism program.