Santopietro, John Michael, MD, DFAPA
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

John Michael Santopietro, MD, DFAPA


Location Information

  • Terry Building
    200 Retreat Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

About John Michael Santopietro, MD, DFAPA

  • Gender
  • Language
  • Specialties
    Not Currently Accepting New Patients



  • FellowshipHarvard Medical School

    InternshipHarvard Medical School

    Medical SchoolNorthwestern University Medical School

    ResidencyHarvard Medical School

  • Faculty Appointments

    Yale Medical School, Clinical Associate Professor

  • Professional Organizations

    American Psychiatric Association, Fellow


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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