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.