Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Christopher G. Pelic, M.D.
Military Sciences Division
Vice Chair for Education and Training
Psychiatry Clerkship Director
Residency Director Combined Neurology/Psychiatry Program
Alpha Omega Alpha Councilor – South Carolina Alpha Chapter
Ralph H. Johnson VA Inpatient Mental Health Director
(843) 792-0343 phone
(843) 792-6894 fax
Dr. Pelic is currently on faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina as an Associate Professor in Psychiatry. He has served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Student Career Planning. Dr. Pelic has also been active as the Training Director for the Combined Neurology/Psychiatry Residency. On the clinical side, he is the medical director of the adult inpatient psychiatric service at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Hospital and has done consult work on medically ill psychiatric patients. He plays an integral role on several departmental and College of Medicine Committees.
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.
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), TMS in the inpatient psychiatric setting, Medical Education