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Jesse Viner, MD

CEO & Chief Medical Officer

Jesse Viner, MD

Following his education at Yale, The Chicago Medical School, Northwestern University Medical School Psychiatry Residency and The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Dr. Viner has four decades of experience applying the clinical and research knowledge of psychiatry and psychoanalysis to the challenge of creating meaningful and pragmatically effective treatment programs.

Dr. Viner has served as the Medical Director for Inpatient Services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Feinberg School of Medicine and Four Winds Chicago Hospital. He is currently the CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Yellowbrick, a national referral center for the treatment of troubled emerging adults.

Dr. Viner has served on the faculties of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine (1980-2012). He is Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and Chair of the Ethics Committee for the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Dr. Viner has been Board Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the recipient of the Illinois Psychiatric Society 2016 Award for Excellence & Innovation in Clinical Services.

Dr. Viner is parent to six sons and daughters ages 25-39.


At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.

For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847-869-1500.

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