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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

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

   843-792-0192 phone
   843-792-6894 fax


Biographical Sketch
Dr. Kantor serves as Residency Program Director for Psychiatry and Interim Director of the combined Residency Program in Psychiatry/Neurology here at  MUSC.  He is a Distinguished Fellow 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 an 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 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.



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