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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Ed KantorEdward Kantor, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Associate Director, Combined Medicine/Psychiatry and Neurology/Psychiatry Programs
Consult Liaison, Emergency and Disaster Psychiatry

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Biographical Sketch
Dr. Kantor serves as Residency Director for Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and is a Distinguished Fellow member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  He is board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine (ABPN), Traumatic Stress and Emergency Crisis Response (AAETS) .  He also serves as Associate Director for the combined training programs in Medicine/Psychiatry and Neurology/Psychiatry here at MUSC.   He completed premedical training at the University of Pennsylvania, attended Hahnemann University in Philadelphia for medical school (now Drexel University) then Psychiatry Residency (Chief Resident) at the University of Virginia. 

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 Mental Health Dimensions of Disaster, a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) Committee on Disasters and the World, and a co-author of the texts, Disaster Psychiatry, Readiness, Evaluation and Treatment (2012) and Hidden Impact, What to know before the next disaster. (2010).   Dr. Kantor was recently appointed to the university-wide Emergency Operations Planning behavioral work group here at MUSC.

Clinically,  Dr. Kantor works in acute-care, emergency and consult-liaison psychiatry and is a consulting psychiatrist at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center here at MUSC.  Dr. Kantor supervises resident psychiatrists across the clinical spectrum of care and advises medical students interested in psychiatry as a profession.  He also serves as an external consultant in psychiatry graduate medical education.

Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Crisis, Emergency, Disaster, Community Psychiatry, Medical Education, Training, Consult-liaison Psychiatry

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