Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Joseph Perras, MD


In January 2017, Dr. Joseph Perras became Chief Executive Officer of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC). Dr. Perras also serves as MAHHC’s Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Perras joined Mt. Ascutney Hospital in 2013 as Director of Hospital Medicine, and became Chief Medical Officer in February of 2015. Before joining MAHHC, Dr. Perras practiced at Dartmouth–Hitchcock for 12 years, where he served on the staff of Internal Medicine and was a founding physician within the Hospital Medicine practice. While there, he held clinical leadership positions including interim Section Chief of Hospital Medicine and Medical Director of Care Management. Dr. Perras serves on the primary care subcommittee of One Care Vermont, the accountable care organization that works to provide high-value care to thousands of Vermonters. Dr. Perras is also MAHHC’s primary clinical representative to Dartmouth–Hitchcock, its affiliated partner.

Dr. Perras completed his internship and internal medicine residency at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He served 12 months as a chief medical resident and was an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Perras also served as assistant professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Perras lives with his wife Laura, a school nurse in Hanover, and their two children in Norwich, VT.