Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mark Viron has been the Chief Medical Officer of Advocates, Inc. since 2019. He is guided by the social justice mission of community behavioral health, aiming to design and offer services that promote health equity and foster hope, empowerment, resilience, and recovery.

He previously worked at the Department of Mental Health’s Massachusetts Mental Health Center, where he was the Medical Director of the Wellness and Recovery Medicine Center (an integrated health home) and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, teaching and training medical students and psychiatry residents. 

He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency in psychiatry at MGH/McLean, followed by the MGH Schizophrenia Fellowship. He specializes in the treatment of psychosis and the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare for people with complex care needs. He has developed and led innovative grant-funded initiatives and authored numerous papers in peer-reviewed academic journals.