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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Chris Pelic   Christopher G. Pelic, M.D.
   Associate Professor
   Military Sciences Division
   Psychiatry Clerkship Director
   Alpha Omega Alpha Councilor – South Carolina Alpha Chapter
   Associate Chief of Staff for Education
   Ralph H. Johnson VA Inpatient Mental Health Director

   843-792-0343 phone
   843-792-6894 fax  


Biographical Sketch
Dr. Pelic is currently on faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  He has previously served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Student Career Planning.  Dr. Pelic had also been in the role of Training Director for the Combined Neurology/Psychiatry Residency and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He plays an integral role on several departmental and College of Medicine Committees. These significant roles eventually led to his appointment as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education (ACOS E) at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center where he oversees all training activities at the VAMC.  He continues to assist with some work in the Dean's Office and serves as Chair of the Clinical Sciences Planning and Evaluation Committee (CSPEC). 

On the clinical side, he sees patients on the adult inpatient psychiatric service at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Hospital, performs rTMS, and has done consult work on medically ill psychiatric patients. 

Dr. Pelic completed his undergraduate work at Notre Dame and medical school training at the University of Toledo.  He completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He is board certified in Psychiatry and has a sub-specialty certification in Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation Liaison Psychiatry).  Dr. Pelic is also licensed to prescribe Buprenorphine.  He is working closely with Dr. Mark George conducting Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) research. He serves as the Vice Chair of the VAMC Research and Development Committee. 

During medical school he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) and serves as the local chapter Councilor.  He has received numerous teaching awards including several prestigious COM Golden Apple Awards. 


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Adult inpatient psychiatry, management of patients with PTSD, Psychiatric consultation with complex medical and surgical patients, Substance use disorders, Mood disorders, Psychotic disorders, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Psychiatric Simulation,TMS in the inpatient psychiatric setting, Medical Education




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