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John Michael Santopietro, MD, DFAPA

Physician-in-Chief, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, Senior Vice President, Hartford HealthCare


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Psychiatry, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty

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Santopietro, John Michael, MD, DFAPA

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  • Terry Building

    200 Retreat Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106
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Dr. John Santopietro was most recently President and Medical Director of Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. He has devoted his career to improving care and the experience of care for people suffering with mental illness. He has held leadership positions in public and private systems of care and is nationally known for his work. Dr. Santopietro graduated from Yale University, Northwestern University Medical School, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He served as president of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society where he earned an award for his leadership during the Sandy Hook tragedy. He has been appointed to advisory boards by Governors in both Connecticut and North Carolina and serves on multiple national boards including the steering committee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This past year he chaired an APA workgroup on innovation and was awarded a Special Presidential Commendation for “Enduring excellence in soulful community psychiatry leadership.”

Dr. Santopietro grew up in Rhode Island where he spent summers at his grandfather’s fish market learning hard work and leadership. He most enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons.

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    Medical School

    • Northwestern University Medical School MD


    • Harvard Medical School


    • Harvard Medical School, Psychiatry


    • Harvard Medical School, Psychiatry

    Faculty Appointments

    Yale Medical School, Psychiatry, Clinical Associate Professor

    Professional Organizations

    American Psychiatric Association, Fellow

    Insurance Accepted*

    Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

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