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Dr. Jason Kindt

Dr. Jason Kindt

Dr. Jason Kindt, Medical Director of The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, joins us On The Couch this week.

A recipient of a 2024 Special Tony Awards Honor for their work in the theater industry. the Health Center plays a key role in keeping the industry running smoothly. Operated in partnership with The Entertainment Community Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors, The Friedman Health Center is the only health center in New York City solely focused on the particular healthcare needs of those who work on Broadway – both onstage and off.

Dr. Kindt works alongside a team of talented and dedicated doctors and practitioners whose invaluable work does not go unnoticed.

This Tony Award is so well deserved.

Read our full interview below.


What do you consider to be your best asset?  
I take care of people

What was your proudest moment? 
Well, this Tony Honor is pretty big

What is your favorite drink?   
Diet Coke

What is your favorite food?   
Potato Filling (it’s a Pennsylvania Dutch thing)

What is your favorite condiment? 

What is your current obsession?   
Cole Escola and Oh, Mary!

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Diet coke

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most? 
More time to do everything I need to do

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?   
People who know me would say theater, but it’s not a waste!

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Phone games

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?   

What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Procrastination (although I plan to work on that)

What in the world most thrills you?
Great theater

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you? 
I’m missing a good old showtune

What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
I guess I don’t embarrass easily

What is your favorite place in the world?
A Broadway house 5 min before showtime

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner? 
I wish I knew.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Neither!  I have fish.

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life? 
Meeting Julie Andrews

What is your personal motto? 
I have so many…pick one…

If I die it won’t be from sitting, it’ll be from fighting to get up and get out.

To love another person is to see the Grace of God

But still try for who knows what is possible

Look I made a hat where there never was a hat