Dr. Christopher Duma, Founder
Dr. Christopher Duma is the founder and CEO of The Music-Heals Project, as well as a board certified neurosurgeon. He is an expert in surgical brain tumor management, Gamma Knife and CyberKnife radiosurgery, and the surgical treatment of movement disorders. Dr. Christopher Duma practices In Orange County and Los Angeles, and is one of the most experienced in his field.
In addition, he has been at the forefront of research in immunotherapy for primary brain gliomas such as glioblastoma multiforme, anaplastic astrocytoma, and astrocytomas, and is involved with research in the use of immunotherapy to fight malignant brain tumors. His general neurosurgery is performed using state-of-the art neuronavigational computers and he prides himself in being a master of minimally invasive neurosurgery accomplishing better results, by being less invasive and using more powerful, modern tools.
Dr. Duma is also a classically-trained pianist and lifelong music aficionado. He is an expert on the effects of music on a variety of neurologic and cognitive disorders including autism, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease. He founded the The Music-Heals Project to "raise awareness of the healing power of music" and to employ musical events to raise donations for medical research.