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Physician Playlists: Azadeh Dashti, MD

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Azadeh Dashti, MD

A great soundtrack can bring everything together. In labs, preparation areas and sometimes even the operating room, music can help a team focus, build camaraderie and set the right mood. We're highlighting physicians and their favorite playlists. This week’s subject is Azadeh Dashti, MD, director of Education in Supportive Care Medicine.

"It's really important for us especially in supportive care to process our emotions and to appreciate life," said Dashti. "Music is like a conduit of human emotions and storytelling. It helps lift you up and helps you be present in the moment, which is crucial."

Dashti loves a wide range of music, from classical to soul to international.

"Music brings a sense of harmony and joy," she added. "At the end of the day, especially when you've had a long day, it brings the pieces of life together again."

Her favorite playlists include:

  • "Etude in D-Sharp Minor, Op.8"—Alexander Scriabin (played by Vladimir Horowitz)
  • "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2"—Franz Liszt
  • "Feeling Good"—Nina Simone
  • "All These Things That I’ve Done"—The Killers
  • "Home Again"—Michael Kiwanuka
  • "Days Like This"—Van Morrison
  • "Spanish and Cuban music: Est Tu Mirada"—Leoni Torres
  • French music: "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien"—Edith Piaf
  • And, of course, Persian dance music