Dr. Sankholkar says that his thinking about similarities between magic and medicine evolved after wondering why some patients would change their behavior to lead toward healthier outcomes while others struggled with the same types of changes. "My main goal is to motivate people to make the right choices for their health through education and entertainment," says Dr. Sankholkar. "As magicians we are doing sleight of hand that when looked at in isolation has no meaning, but when presented well spectators turn it into something in their minds. That’s where the magic happens. It’s completely in their minds. I’ve started to notice that’s also where true changes for a patient’s heart happens. It has to start in their minds."
Although admission to the event is free, reservations are recommended. Additional information is available here. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is located at Lincoln Center. The easiest access to the Bruno Walter Auditorium where the event will occur is at Amsterdam Avenue just south of 65th Street.