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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


     E. Baron Short, MD, MSCR


E. Baron Short M.D., M.S.C.R. received his B.S. from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and then completed his medical degree and dual residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.  After completing his dual residency, he joined their faculty in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 2006. He completed his Master of Science in Clinical Research in 2009 and practices at the Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  His clinical interests include brain stimulation techniques (Electroconvulsive Therapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation) of affective and chronic pain disorders.  He is the Inpatient Director of the General Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. He also is a member of the Mood Disorders Program and provides tertiary consultation for patients with refractory mood disorders considering brain stimulation techniques (TMS, ECT, VNS, and DBS). He is a member of the Brain Stimulation Laboratory at MUSC. He studies transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuroimaging in fibromyalgia and depression. He lives with his wife and two kids in Charleston.

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

1) Discuss the pathophysiology and biopsychosocial aspects involved in fibromyalgia.
2) Review current evidence based guidelines for management of fibromyalgia.
3) Discuss novel approaches for the treatment of fibromyalgia.


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