is a staff psychiatrist at Butler Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed medical school and residency training at Brown University, where she received the Isaac Ray Award in Psychiatry and the Martin B. Keller Outstanding Brown Psychiatry Resident Award. She received her undergraduate degrees and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Montross is a poet and nonfiction writer. Her first book, 'Body of Work,' was named an Editors' Choice by The New York Times and one of The Washington Post's best nonfiction books of 2007. Dr. Montross has been named a 2010 MacColl Johnson fellow in Poetry, and the winner of the 2009 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Emerging Indiana Authors Award. She has had several poems published in literary journals, and her manuscript 'Embouchure' was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She has also written for many national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine.