The 2011-12 Congressional Fellow is named in honor of fomer AACAP Director of Government Affairs, Mary Crosby for her unfailing commitment to children and adolescents with mental illnesses. Through the Mary Crosby Congressional Fellowship we honor Mary for her 25 years of outstanding leadership and numerous accomplishments on behalf of AACAP.
Learn more about Mary Crosby and her many accomplishments for AACAP.
Matthew Prowler, M.D., is the 2011-12 Mary Crosby Congressional Fellow. Dr. Prowler was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, completed his general psychiatry residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His clinical focus is the treatment of substance disorders in adolescents and young adults, and he is a member of AACAP’s Substance Abuse Committee. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Regional Council of Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey and as the Philadelphia Democratic Committeeperson in the politically active 8th Ward from 2010-present and the 9th and 11th Divisions from 2006-2008.
Dr. Prowler is no stranger to Washington, D.C., and the media. He currently writes a column for the Washington Post as the resident psychiatrist for “The League,” which is an online panel that tackles the news about the National Football League. Dr. Prowler discusses brain injury and other health factors relating to the sport. He understands the issues facing AACAP, is dedicated to improving public support for the needs of children with psychiatric disorders, and has experience advocating on behalf of the profession and the children and families we serve.
Dr. Prowler brings his expertise to the office of Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D- PA). Read about Dr. Prowler in AACAP News.
Questions about the Mary Crosby Congressional Fellow or how to donate? Please contact email@example.com or 202.966.7300 ext. 140.