Meet the PanelistsThomas A. Simpatico, M.D.
Dr. Tom Simpatico defines schizophrenia.
Thomas A. Simpatico, M.D.

Dr. Simpatico is an expert in health care delivery systems, the intersection of psychiatry and the law, and public policy relating to persons with serious mental illness.

Since 2004, Dr. Simpatico has been a professor of psychiatry and director of the Division of Public Psychiatry at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine. He serves as president of the Vermont Psychiatric Association.

He came to Vermont from Illinois, where he trained in psychiatry at the University of Chicago and began a distinguished career in psychiatry and public health. In Illinois, Dr. Simpatico was associate professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School and Metro Chicago bureau chief for the Illinois State Mental Health Authority. In that role, he created and directed a number of programs that helped to significantly integrate mental health services in Illinois.

Dr. Simpatico is an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.