First, Dr. Alton Barron, MD. Alton is a board-certified orthopedic shoulder, elbow and hand surgeon specializing in complex upper limb problems including a whole bunch of things I don’t understand (severe arthritis requiring shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, nonunions and malunions of fractures, severe nerve injuries requiring microsurgery and tendon transfers, contact sports and throwing injuries). He is the founder of the Musician Treatment Foundation, a nonprofit providing medical and surgical care for under- and uninsured musical professionals (specifically with the shoulder, elbow, or hand problems). He is also the co-author of The Creativity Cure.