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Aimee L. McRae-Clark,
PharmD, BCPP

Clinical Neuroscience Division
Associate Professor, Departments of
Psychiatry and Neurosciences


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Current Resident Research Trainees


Zachary Zuschlag, D.O. - Third Year Resident (2014-2016)

Dr. Zachary Zuschlag is a third-year resident in the General Psychiatry program at MUSC. In 2012, he received his DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. His research focuses on conversion rates of Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome into full-blown Schizophrenia. His current project for the DART Program is a retrospective chart review analyzing the conversion rates between the two disorders. Dr. Zuschlag is being co-mentored by Drs. Mark Hamner and Karen Hartwell



Thomas Lewis, M.D., Ed.D. - Third Year Resident (2014-2016)

Dr. Thomas Lewis is a third-year resident in the General Psychiatry program at MUSC. He received his MD from MUSC in 2012. His current research interests include examining the potential relationship between substance abuse and sexually violent crimes. Dr. Lewis' research project for the program will utilize chart and database review. He is co-mentored by Drs. Gregg Dwyer and Sarah Book.

Benjamin Kalivs, M.D. - Fourth Year Resident (2014-2016)

Dr. Ben Kalivas is a fourth year resident in the combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry program. He received his medical degree from MUSC in 2011. Currently, Dr. Kalivas' research interests include the relationship between delirium and acute hospitalizations. His long-term goal outside of his DART research is to develop a protocol for handling delirium in an acute patient setting. He is mentored by Dr. Bob Malcolm.




Amanda Roper, M.D. — Fourth Year Resident (2013-2015)

Dr. Amanda Roper is a fourth year resident in the General Psychiatry Program at MUSC. In 2011 she received her MD from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research involves working on a pilot study to see if N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) helps to decrease fingernail biting in young adults. It is a small, randomized, placebo controlled trial that will hopefully indicate if bigger studies would be warranted in the future. Dr. Roper is mentored in the DART program by Dr. Kevin Gray.  


Recent Resident Research Trainees



Nolan Williams, M.D. — Fifth Year Resident (2012-2014)


Dr. Williams graduated in 2014 from MUSC and the DART Program as Chief Resident in the combined Neurology-Psychaitry program. He is currently an associate professor at Standford University, where he will be working with Drs. Charles DeBattista and Jamie Henderson, with projects focused on Cyberknife for depression and an MRI guided ultrasound for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 




Greg Sahlem, M.D. — Third Year Resident (2012-2014)

Dr. Sahlem graduated from MUSC in May 2014, but continues his work here in his fellowship in Interventional Psychiatry. He is continuing his work on the use of behavioral therapy (Wake Therapy, Sleep Phase Alteration, and Light Therapy) to treat acute depression/suicidality, as well as exploring the effects of brain stimulation modalities (such as Deep Brain Stimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, etc.) on research endeavors.





Resident Research Graduates - Congratulations!


Kelly Barth, D.O.

Richard Holt, M.D.

Bryan Tolliver, M.D.



Emily Goddard, M.D.

Rebecca Payne, M.D.

Andrew Clark, M.D.





Tal Herbsman, M.D.

Kelly Holes-Lewis, M.D.

Andrei Vedeniapin, M.D.


A. Lee Lewis, M.D.

Christian Reusche, M.D.

Xingchun Tang, M.D., Ph.D.




        James Fox, M.D.

Todd Magro, M.D.

Amanda Roten, M.D.


 Robert Glenn, M.D.





Erin Seery, M.D.