DR. BREWERTON IS CURRENTLY CLINICAL PROFESSOR of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and is in private practice in the Charleston, SC area. He retired as Professor (with tenure) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC in 2002 for medical reasons. He founded the MUSC Eating Disorders Program in 1987 and served as its Director 1987-2001. He also served as Medical Consultant at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center 1996-2001. Dr. Brewerton is triple board certified in general psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA) and also Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders (FAED). He is a Past-President of the Eating Disorders Research Society and has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Eating Disorders and the American Psychiatric Association Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families.
Dr. Brewerton has published over 100 articles and book chapters on various aspects of eating disorders, including their psychobiology, psychopharmacology, epidemiology and comorbidity. He is also the Editor of a new book entitled, Clinical Handbook for Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach which was published in April 2004. Dr. Brewerton has reviewed for over 25 journals and is currently on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention and Current Food and Nutrition Science. He also served on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry for 15 years. He has received numerous awards recognizing his accomplishments, including Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Psychiatrists, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century.
Dr. Brewerton attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (1971-74) and Tulane University School of Medicine (1974-78). He completed a psychiatric internship and residency at the University of California at San Francisco (1978-82), and then worked for the U.S. Public Health Service at Hawaii State Hospital (1982-84). He completed a clinical research-psychopharmacology fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, MD (1984-87), where he studied the role of serotonin in eating disorders, and later, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at MUSC (1994-96).
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