MUSC’s CDAP director named as one of the top addiction psychiatrists in the nation

Dawn Brazell

Nov. 13, 2012

MUSC’s CDAP director named as one of the top addiction psychiatrists in the nation

CHARLESTON -- Raymond F. Anton, M.D., Distinguished University Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, was named one of the top addiction psychiatrists in the country by U.S. News Top Doctors.

This listing is based on a peer nomination process, and the star icon listed next to Dr. Anton's name denotes that he is considered to be among the top 1 percent in the nation in his specialty. Dr. Anton, in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, is currently the director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs and an international expert in medication treatment for alcoholism.

He said he was honored to be nominated by his peers.

“I and the center have been recognized by addiction specialists for the important research on the root causes of alcoholism and other addictions and for testing new medication treatment approaches to reduce and/or abolish craving, drinking and other drug use. We are pleased to offer this cutting-edge research while bringing the newest ideas on prevention and treatment of alcoholism and other addictions to the people of South Carolina.”

U.S. News Top Doctors was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors and other guides, and was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors. The list is to help consumers find the doctors who can best address their needs. The guide identifies the top doctors across a wide range of specialties and subspecialties and for more than 2,000 diseases, medical issues and procedures. To see the list, visit To learn more about the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, visit or

About MUSC

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