Thomas Simpatico, MD
DR. THOMAS SIMPATICO is Founder & CEO of MhISSION Translational Systems (MTS), LLC, a spinoff enterprise from The Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He is a psychiatrist trained at the University of Chicago and is recognized as a national leader in behavioral health, human service delivery systems and public psychiatry. Dr. Simpatico and his team at MTS have created a uniquely innovative suite of tools and technologies which connect persons with treatment and service options producing dramatically improved outcomes. The MhISSION System© creates new paths for information exchange and interoperability among treatment and service providers, outreach agencies, law enforcement, corrections, veterans’ groups, and other entities that typically operate in isolation. The MhISSION System© is currently being used in several New England states to support veteran services, jail & court diversion & re-entry and other health and human services. It is being used nationally to quantify health care and societal loses for governmental, healthcare systems and Indian Tribe plaintiffs in the current opioid mass tort litigation.
From 1988-2003 as part of the Northwestern University Medical School faculty, he served in a series of administrative positions for the Illinois Mental Health Authority including five years as Metro Chicago Bureau Chief for the Illinois Department of Mental Health. In that role, he created and directed a number of programs that have significantly helped to integrate community mental health services with the Cook County Department of Corrections/Cook County Jail including the Cook County Jail DataLink System. He maintains an academic appointment as Professor and Director of Public Psychiatry at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Simpatico has received numerous awards and is an active researcher, teacher and speaker. He was the recipient of the 2010 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Featherfist Humanitarian Service Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, past president of the Vermont Psychiatric Association and was a panelist on the Fred Friendly Seminars production MINDS ON THE EDGE-Facing Mental Illness that has aired nationally on PBS.