Dr. Mary S. Roberts, a retired Baltimore psychiatrist who was also an obstetrician-gynecologist, died Nov. 19 from mesothelioma at her home in the Warrington Condominiums in Guilford. She was 86.
The former Mary Shams was born and raised in Nain, Iran. She graduated from the University of Tehran in 1959 and was at the top of her medical class.
“The Shah of Iran awarded her a funded scholarship to obtain postgraduate training anywhere in the world, and she chose Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,” said her husband of 57 years, Dr. Paul Roberts, a retired psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who trained at what is now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.