What’s Up with Jon Hallberg and Hippocrates Café?

A Baseball Prescription: A tonic in nine innings


You may never have heard of Hippocrates Cafe, because most of the live show's 15 original programs are presented for private audiences, at medical meetings and symposia, or as fund-raisers for nonprofit organizations. Exploring topics like memory loss, coping with cancer, and serving the under-served, Hippocrates Cafe illuminates health care through story and song, performed by leading Twin Cities' actors and musicians, and hosted by Dr. Jon Hallberg, the Cafe's creator.

On July 8th Hippocrates Cafe is coming to the Republic Seven Corners for a rare public performance. Hallberg, who is among the Twins' cohort of team physicians, will offer his unusual take on healthcare and baseball, in an entertaining, informative, wistful look at how baseball relates to our minds, bodies, and spirits. Dr. Hallberg will be joined by performers Mark Nelson, Kris Nelson, T. Michael Rambo, Dan Newton, and Robert Bell.

Renaissance man Jon Hallberg is not just a physician and Associate Professor at the U of M. He is the medical director of the innovative and award-winning Minnesota Physicians' Mill City Clinic; a regular commentator on MPR's All Things Considered with Tom Crann, and manages the Fisch Art of Medicine Student Awards Program which allows medical students to explore the arts in ways that are not possible in the regular medical school curriculum.