Dr. Mary Rorro is a psychiatrist who graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, trained at a Harvard psychiatry program, and completed a Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She cares for veterans of the New Jersey VA Healthcare system and is also a professional musician. She writes poetry based on themes of posttraumstic stress disorder and war to help veterans in their journey toward healing. Her poetry had been therapeutic for her patients and she has been published in numerous journals.
Dr. Rorro’s music program for veterans, “A Few Good Notes,” has been featured on WQXR radio (the former radio station of the New York Times) and website, Dr. Oz website and AOL‘s Homepage for Heroes.” She is included in the book “Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine,” as “The Violin Doc.” Dr. Rorro was inducted into the National Italian American Hall of Fame in the same year with Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
She recently received the Jefferson Award, which is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious recognition program for volunteer/public service, and is the official recognition program of the United States Senate. Dr. Rorro composed the theme song “Physicians, Healers” for the Centennial of the American Medical Women's Association and Medical Women's International Association conference in New York.