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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Robert Malcolm, MD


        Robert Malcolm, MD


Robert Malcolm, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Pediatrics, and Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC.  He is Director, Bio-Behavioral Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, MUSC.

Dr. Malcolm received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a residency in psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA. While at Stanford University, he studied Sleep Disorders with Dr. William Dement.  Dr. Malcolm was the cofounder of the first sleep lab at MUSC.  He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology with a certified subspecialty area of substance abuse.  Dr. Malcolm is board certified in Family Medicine (recertified December, 2009).  Dr. Malcolm practiced primary care Family Medicine for 10 years.  His practice is now in general psychiatry and addictions.  Dr. Malcolm served 25 years as a military reserve physician, 15 of them as a USAF-R flight surgeon.

Dr. Malcolm’s research has focused on medication development for addiction treatment and the pharmacologic management of illicit drug withdrawal syndromes. He has current research grants from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He served as a member for 6 years on the NIH/NIDA Treatment Research Committee.

Dr. Malcolm has authored or coauthored over 200 publications including book chapters, abstracts, and peer reviewed articles published in journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and the American Journal on Addictions/American Academy of Psychiatrists on Alcoholism and Addiction and Science.

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

1.  Review the relationship of stimulants to Homo Sapiens Sapiens.
2.  Review the adverse effects of stimulant use (chronic/high dose/poly substance use/adverse social conditions).
3.  Review pharmacotherapies for stimulant dependence treatment.


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