Joseph Perras, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer

Joseph Perras, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Mt. Ascutney Hospital

In January 2017, Dr. Joseph Perras became Chief Executive Officer of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) in addition to serving 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 Section Chief of Hospital Medicine and Medical Director of Care Management. Dr. Perras served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Managers for One Care Vermont, the accountable care organization that works to provide high-value care to thousands of Vermonters. Additionally, Dr. Perras serves as a Trustee for the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, where he chairs the Professional Advisory and Quality Committee as well as the Historic Homes of Runnemeade assisted living facility in Windsor, Vermont. His clinical and academic interests include healthcare delivery reform in rural environments and the building of accountable communities for health.

Dr. Perras is a member of the American Hospital Association's Small or Rural Hospital Council, representing the interests of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center and other rural health care providers at the national level. In 2023 he will chair that committee.

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 continues to hold the academic appointment of Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. 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, Vermont.