About Synchrony Brain Health®

Synchrony Brain Health® Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment

The use of neuroscience technologies has enhanced the understanding and treatment of insufficient response to traditional treatments for psychiatric conditions. Following a neuroscience-informed assessment, Synchrony Brain Health® Utilizes research-validated neuromodulation technologies to achieve maximum symptom relief and support optimal brain health. Individuals receiving dTMS and/or neurofeedback at Synchrony Brain Health® are also eligible for various psychotherapy services which further facilitate neuromodulation.

Mission Statement

Synchrony Brain Health®’s mission is to provide state of the art, research-based neuroscience technologies
in support of individuals seeking relief and healing from psychiatric conditions and individuals striving
to optimize brain fitness and performance.


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 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. Since 2005, he has beenthe 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 Rosalind Franklin Medical School and University of Health Sciences. He is Secretary of the Board of Trustees at The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and Chair of the Ethics Committee at both the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and 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 4 daughters and 2 sons, and Saba to five grandchildren.

David H. Baron, MD
Medical Director

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 Clinical Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School. In that role, 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 50 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 developmental neurobiological understanding of mental illness. Over the course of his career, he has worked to understand mind and brain as different languages for the same essential human experience, including the complexity of neuroscience, the evolutionary basis of the human brain and behavior, and the deeply personal subjective experience of every individual.

Dr. Baron is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Life 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.

If you or someone you know is suffering from mental illness or wants to optimize mental functioning, please contact us via phone, email or contact form. Our assessment team is ready to help.