Following his education at Yale, The Chicago Medical School, Northwestern University Medical School Psychiatry Residency, and The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Dr. Viner has over 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 the CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Yellowbrick, a national referral center for the treatment of troubled emerging adults, in addition to his role as Founder of Synchrony. Dr. Viner has over a decade of experience utilizing TMS and other brain-based technologies.
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 and Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, and Chair of the Ethics Committee for the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Dr. Viner is 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.