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 Clinical Scientific Director of an NIAAA funded Alcohol Research Center, and the Director of the Clinical Laboratory in the Institute of Psychiatry.
Dr. Anton is a Past - President of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and is currently on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) and Vice-Chair of the Board of the Alcohol Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF). As an elected Fellow to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, he is 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.
Dr. Anton is also an elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has published over 220 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.