Performing Arts Medicine
Keeping you in the spotlight
We are the largest and most experienced performing arts medicine practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, treating DIVAs (Dancers, Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Actors) of all ages, disciplines, and skill levels.
Our providers understand the demands and the needs of performers. They focus on understanding, treating and preventing performance-related injuries.
With over 20 years of excellence in performing arts health care, research and education we can help you stay in the spotlight injury free.
“Every performer is unique. Their medical care should be too.”
—Dr. Sajid A. Surve
Whether you create art through music, dance, or drama, your body is an integral outlet of your talent and requires care and understanding.
- Performer wellness and injury prevention
- Injury diagnosis and management
- Pain management
- Osteopathic manipulative treatment
- Laryngeal myofascial release
- Medical acupuncture
- Corticosteroid injections
- Return-to-stage recommendations
- Pointe clearance
- Equipment evaluation and modification
- Choreography counseling
- Practice recommendations
If you are an instrumentalist, please bring your musical instrument to your appointment and be prepared to play about 30 seconds of music that you know well. If you are a dancer or actor, bring your footwear and/or any other equipment related to regular performance activities. Be prepared to preform about 30 seconds of material you know well. If you have seen another provider for your injury, be sure to bring copies of any medical records, test results, or imaging studies.
Dr. Surve is a physician with over 10 years of clinical experience taking care of performing artists in New York, New Jersey, and Texas. He is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and pain medicine. Dr. Surve graduated from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. While completing his residency training in New York, Dr. Surve apprenticed under Richard M. Bachrach, DO, FAOASM, the legendary performing arts medicine physician. In 2009, Dr. Surve returned to Rowan University as a faculty member. While there, he expanded the newly formed Chateau Gardot Music Medicine program to include Dance Medicine and partnered with the Rowan University College of Performing Arts to create a Performing Arts Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Surve left Rowan in 2014 to join UNT Health Science Center as an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health. His team provides medical care to the UNT College of Music and UNT School of Dance and Theatre. Dr. Surve also serves as Medical Director for Metroplex Performing Arts Medicine, overseeing the treatment and prevention of performance injuries for Texas Ballet Theater. As of 2019, Dr. Surve is also the Program Director for UNTHSC’s Performing Arts Medicine physician fellowship, the first of its kind in the world. He’s known for his great hats!
Texas Center for Performing Arts Health
TCPAH is a collaboration between UNT and UNT Health Science Center. It offers a wide range of specialized medical services to performing artists through the Student Health and Wellness Center at UNT in Denton, TX. The mission is to provide comprehensive medical care that accounts for the special needs of performers, to focus on health promotion, and address pain or injuries related to performance.
This page was last modified on April 8, 2019