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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Baron Short   E. Baron Short, MD, MSCR
   Associate Professor

   Psychiatry Hospitalist Division
   Brain Stimulation Service Medical Director
   Informatics Medical Director

   843-792-5716 phone
   843-792-6137 fax
   service website: brain stimulation


Biographical Sketch
Baron Short completed his B.S in Biology from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 1996 and his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2001. In 2006, he finished his dual residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at MUSC and joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor with dual appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine and the Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Research in 2009. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Brain Stimulation Laboratory Division in the Department of Psychiatry. He serves as the Medical Director for the Brain Stimulation Service. He is an academic clinician and researcher, who employs a variety of brain stimulation technologies for neuropsychiatric disorders such as treatment resistant depression. Most patients are seen in consultation to determine if they may be eligible for brain stimulation treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), or deep brain stimulation (DBS) through the Brain Stimulation Service. He is also an Informatics Medical Director at MUSC with interests in enhancing healthcare delivery through effective information technology that rekindles the doctor-patient relationship, while coordinating care across complex medical systems. 


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
brain stimulation, depression, electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation


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