The Dream Doctors Project is proud to announce that a research study by Dr. Uri Ilan, “Disaster Zones – Should we be Clowning Around?”, was published in a recent issue of the European Journal of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ilan served side-by-side with Dream Doctors medical clowns in the IDF Field Hospital in Nepal after the devastating earthquake in 2015. His study on their work found that “medical clowns have an important role in helping patients cope with their pain and distress.”

The abstract can be found on the research page of our website.