Thomas Nutter

Dr. Thomas Nutter is the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for Cook County Health. In this role, he provides leadership and clinical expertise in expanding CCH’s behavioral health programs and supporting community-based services. He is responsible for growing access to care for patients with mental health conditions (including substance use disorders) as well as for justice-involved patients.

Dr. Nutter is a board-certified psychiatrist with broad clinical interests and more than 20 years post-residency clinical experience that includes private-sector, public-sector, and academic settings. Prior to joining Cook County Health, he served as Chief of Mental Health at the Edward Hines Jr. Veteran Affairs Hospital, one the VA’s highest-performing 1A systems of mental health care.

Dr. Nutter is a graduate of Valparaiso University and the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford. He completed psychiatry residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.