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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Kelly S. Barth, DO


        Kelly S. Barth, DO


Kelly Barth, DO is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Dr. Barth Received her B.A. degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Interdisciplinary Biology & Psychology, and her D.O. degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine & Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and her Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

Dr. Barth currently works as the attending for the inpatient addiction unit at MUSC and within the Division of Bio-Behavioral Medicine with patients with co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions.  Her clinical and academic interests are in the area of chronic pain and opioid addiction.  She has authored 14 publications, given 6 invited lectures, and won numerous teaching awards for her work with residents and students.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Review recent trends in accidental prescription overdose mortality.
2.  Recognize and diagnose prescription opioid addiction.
3.  Discuss risks and benefits of three FDA-approved medications for opioid addiction.


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