Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Edward Kantor, MD
He represents psychiatry on the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee and Co-chairs the GME Diversity Strategic Planning Committee. He has spearheaded diversity planning and recruitment efforts for residency training programs in psychiatry and across the other specialties. Dr. Kantor participates in the National Minority Mentor Network advising medical students through the APA Office of Minority Affairs and serves as Disaster Psychiatry Chair for the South Carolina Psychiatric Association (SCPA). Additionally, he is a consultant to the APA national Committee on the Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster, a Senior Fellow of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) Committee on Disasters and the World, He is a co-author of the texts- Disaster Psychiatry, Readiness, Evaluation and Treatment (APPI 2012) and Hidden Impact, What to know before the next disaster. (2010). Dr. Kantor was an author of the Psychological First Aid Field Guide for Disaster responders and served on the Mental Health Advisory committee for the National Civilian Medical Reserve Corps out of the Office of the Surgeon General.
Clinically, Dr. Kantor works in acute-care, emergency and consult-liaison psychiatry as well as Geriatric Psychiatry inpatient services. He has been a consulting psychiatrist at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center here at MUSC for the last 4 years. Dr. Kantor initiated and provides clinical care and supervises resident physicians in the Ryan White Based- HIV ID/Psychiatry Collaborative Care Project at MUSC. He mentors and supervises resident psychiatrists across the clinical spectrum of care and advises medical students interested in psychiatry as a profession. He has also served as an external consultant in psychiatry graduate medical education, civil commitment law reform and mental health services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
|Clinical and/or Research Expertise|
Crisis, Emergency, Disaster, Community Psychiatry, Collaborative MH Care, Medical Education, Training, Consult-liaison (Psychosomatics), and HIV Psychiatry.