Rocco Marotta, M.D., Ph.D.
“This hospital is a sacred space, an island where for generations people have come to heal.”
Healing people is a mission, a vocation, a calling to Dr. Rocco Marotta, Service Chief for the Adult Transitional Living Program. “It’s what the ancients would call the Animae Cura,” he says, invoking millennia of medical tradition. “It’s the curing of souls, the healing of the sick.”
Dr. Marotta heads up the extended-stay, hospital-based, highly structured program for adult patients from all across the hospital’s Centers of Expertise.
The program’s intense patient focus is designed to produce better diagnoses and individualized treatments. “Team members are engaging the patient every day,” Dr. Marotta notes, “so they are getting a lot of vital feedback. When colleagues discuss a particular situation there are different viewpoints that get thought about simultaneously, and we can sometimes see things that other healthcare providers don’t see.”
Dr. Marotta says the mission of healing has been paramount within the hospital’s institutional culture for generations, and scrupulously passed down. “We never give up here,” he says. “We use every means possible to help patients and their families. That’s the magic of this place.”
New York Hospital, Payne Whitney Clinic
Cornell University Medical College
Biological Psychiatry, NIH Fellowship
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York Medical College
Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Ph.D. in Neuropsychology – City University of New York