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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Program Overview

The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at MUSC provides psychiatrists with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Upon successful completion of the one year ACGME-accredited program, graduates will be eligible to test for the ABPN subspecialty board certification in addiction psychiatry. Fellows have access to internationally recognized experts in the field of addiction psychiatry, and the unique opportunity to engage in a variety of research activities that constitute the cutting edge of substance abuse research. The diversity of expertise of our core faculty offers fellows an opportunity to identify particular interest to them and to develop rotations permitting more in-depth knowledge of those areas of interest.

Additionally, the MUSC Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program offers fellows training in 3 distinctive clinical environments:

  • The Charleston Center, a substance abuse prevention, intervention, education, and treatment center.
  • The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, which proudly serves more than 56,000 Veterans in 21 counties along the South Carolina, and Georgia coastline.
  • The MUSC Medical Center, including inpatient, and outpatient experiences.


Individuals must have completed an ACGME accredited psychiatry residency prior to entering the program.

Leadership Team

Program Director

  • Tara Wright, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, MUSC
    Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service Line, Ralph Johnson VAMC

Program Coordinator

  • Amanda Wagner, LPC

Core Faculty

  • Sarah Book, M.D. - Professor, MUSC
    Medical Director, MUSC Center for Drug & Alcohol Programs
  • Karen Hartwell, M.D. - Associate Professor, MUSC
    Medical Director of Substance Abuse Services, Ralph Johnson VAMC
  • Andrea Maxwell, M.D. - Assistant Professor, MUSC
    Addiction Psychiatrist, Ralph Johnson VAMC

Additional Information

Please contact Amanda Wagner ( or 843-792-0484) with additional questions or concerns.

Apply to our Program

View the Program’s Scope of Practice (PDF).

What is the Addiction Psychiatry Subspecialty?

Visit American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) for more information.