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Mark Hamner, MD

Professor, Medical University of South Carolina; Medical Director, PTSD Clinic, VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina

Mark B. Hamner, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Hamner is also the Medical Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT) at the Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston. Dr. Hamner received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, where he also completed his internship and residency in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Hamner is board-certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association (fellow status), American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, and others. Dr. Hamner is also an active member on many boards and committees, and has served in numerous administrative leadership roles. Dr. Hamner has a keen interest in the ethics of clinical care and research as reflected by his longstanding service on Institutional Review Boards including his current role as Chair of IRB1 at MUSC. His clinical and research interests include treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, schizophrenia, neurobiology of PTSD, phenomenology of co-morbidities in PTSD, and neuroendocrinology. Dr. Hamner has lectured extensively on various topics in clinical psychiatry and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, research abstracts, and book or encyclopedia chapters. In addition, he has been the recipient of approximately 80 clinical trial or basic clinical science grants.