It's been more than a year since psychiatrist, educator and mental
health advocate Steve McLeod-Bryant, M.D., has embraced the medical
director leadership at MUSC's Institute of Psychiatry (IOP).
McLeod-Bryant, who has
more than 23 years working in a variety of MUSC leadership roles, is
committed to finding ways to improving quality psychiatric services to
adult and adolescent patients. His clinical and academic success is
equaled by his professional commitments and community work as board
chairman for the Coastal Community Foundation and work with other
As of April 1,
McLeod-Bryant took on the part-time, additional role as special
assistant to the president for community relations, MUSC Office of the
President. McLeod-Bryant will serve on work groups and represent MUSC
on local and statewide committees that have an opportunity to benefit
from MUSC's resources as a teaching, clinical and research institution.
He will work with MUSC President Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., and Sabra
Slaughter, Ph.D., chief of staff, in this capacity.
McLeod-Bryant has had long-standing success working closely with people
in community-based settings. "He's highly respected for his leadership
and commitment to mental health, demonstrated administrative
experiences and is attentive to identifying the needs of people in the
The groups and
organizations McLeod-Bryant will work with include the South Carolina
Health and Human Services Medical Care Advisory Committee, South
Carolina DHEC Commissioner's Council on Eliminating Health Disparities,
the Trident Urban League, YWCA, Charleston County School District's
Health Science Advisory Council and the Small & Disadvantaged
Business Utilization office.
McLeod-Bryant as one of those rare individuals who has played
leadership roles in the university as well as in the community. "For
example, in the capacity of chairman of the board of the Community
Foundation, he has been involved in helping to reach out to many
individuals and organizations, and in all settings he is seen as a
trusted and compassionate person. We are fortunate to have him at the
medical university, and to have him serve as a bridge to the community."
A native of Binghamton,
N.Y., McLeod-Bryant received his undergraduate and medical degrees from
the University of Rochester in 1984. He completed his psychiatry
residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. In 1988, he
began his career at MUSC as a clinical instructor and faculty member in
the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and rose through
the ranks in various leadership positions as past clinical director,
McClennan-Banks; past medical director, Charleston Memorial Hospital;
adult services chief, IOP Clinical Services; former director of IOP
adult inpatient services; and interim director of Behavioral Health
North Area Clinic.
A public speaker and
winner of numerous faculty and teaching awards, McLeod-Bryant is a
member of the American College of Psychiatrists, the American
Psychiatric Association, S. C. Medical Association, Charleston County
Medical Society, Black Psychiatrists of America and others.
McLeod-Bryant devotes his time to mental health and mentoring programs
in the Charleston community working with the South Carolina Action
Council for Cross-Cultural Mental Health Services, Mental Health Heroes
and the Ebony City Soccer Club.