Elizabeth Klinger

Board Certified Music Therapist
Organization/Affiliation (no abbreviation): 
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Short biography and a description of your interest(s) in music and health: 
Elizabeth Klinger helped begin the medical music therapy program at Lurie Children's in 2006. Since then, she has developed music therapy programming throughout the inpatient hospital and currently sees patients and families in the pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit. She also serves as the Creative Arts Therapy team lead and music therapy internship coordinator, helping to supervise national roster university students who provide music therapy services by referral hospital-wide.

Elizabeth received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in music therapy from Western Illinois University and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who has worked previously in a local hospice and school for children with autism. Elizabeth has received additional music therapy training in end-of-life care and NICU-based practices.