David Baron, MD, was born and raised in part in New York City, and later in Livingston, New Jersey. He received his B.A. in Psychology (magna cum laude) and M.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Baron went on to complete his psychiatry residency at Tufts/New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Baron is a member of the faculties of Rush University and Rosalind Franklin University/the Chicago Medical School. As Clinical Assistant Professor at the Chicago Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, he supervised psychiatric residents in their community psychiatry rotation for 15 years. During that time he also served as Administrative Psychiatrist, and Interim Director of Mental Health Services, for the DuPage County Health Department, supervising psychiatrists and over 200 other clinical staff.
Dr. Baron’s clinical and administrative experience and practice since completing his training in 1989 has been within a bio-psychosocial understanding of psychiatric problems, and he has developed expertise in meaningfully integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology approaches to help people suffering from a variety of psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Baron is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He served on the Ethics Committee of the Illinois Psychiatric Society as a member from 2001 to 2006, and as Chairman from 2006 to 2011.
Dr. Baron resides in Evanston. He enjoys travel, golf and cooking. He is a father to one emerging adult son.