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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Raymond AntonRaymond F. Anton, M.D.
Distinguished University Professor   
Thurmond Wellness Endowed Chair
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Addiction Sciences Division
Director, Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory

843-792-1226 phone
843-792-7353 fax


Biographical Sketch
Raymond F. Anton, M.D. is an Addiction Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacologist. He is a Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC where he is the Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, the Scientific Director of an NIAAA funded Alcohol Research Center, and the Director of the Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Anton is a Past - President of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and is currently on the Board of Directors (Secretary) of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) and Vice-Chair of the Board of ABMRF-The Alcohol Research Foundation. He is an elected Fellow to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  He is also currently serving as Chair of the ACTIVE workgroup, a consortium of academics, government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry whose task it is to define the best methods for clinical trials for alcohol use disorders. He also holds a prestigious Career Development Award (K05) from NIAAA to assist in mentoring junior researchers and developing genetic and brain imaging technologies.

He has published over 260 articles and book chapters and has active funding for incorporating neuroimaging and genetics into clinical alcohol trials. He also helped pioneer the clinical utility of the CDT blood test for the detection and monitoring of heavy alcohol use.


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Alcohol Dependence, Laboratory Tests to Detect Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use




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