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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Olga Brawman-Mintzer

   Olga Brawman-Mintzer, M.D.
   Military Sciences Division

   (843) 724-2945 phone
   (843) 724-2018 fax


Biographical Sketch
Olga Brawman-Mintzer, MD, is a tenured Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She earned her BS and medical degrees at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel. She went on to serve as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in ocular immunology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA School of Medicine.  Dr. Brawman-Mintzer completed residency in Psychiatry at the University of Miami School of Medicine and a Research Fellowship in anxiety disorders and psychopharmacology at the Department of Psychiatry at MUSC.  

During her tenure at MUSC, Dr. Brawman-Mintzer served as the Medical Director for CNS Research and Business Development for The Clinical Innovation Group/MUSC Foundation for Research Development and the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program.  She was a senior visiting scientist at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Division of Services and Intervention Research. Dr. Brawman-Mintzer also serves as a staff physician and researcher in the Military Sciences Division at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

 Dr. Brawman-Mintzer published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. She serves as Chairperson, Principal Investigator and collaborator on multicenter federally funded and industry sponsored multidisciplinary research trials focusing on biological correlates, the impact and innovative treatments for neuropsychological sequela of medical conditions including traumatic brain injury, functional gastrointestinal disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders.



Clinical and/or Research Expertise 
Anxiety disorders, depression, treatment-resistant depression, traumatic brain injury (TBI), functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs)




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