Mark S. GeorgeMD
Mark S. George, M.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Neuroscience, Layton McCurdy Endowed Chair, Director, Brain Stimulation Laboratory and trained as both a psychiatrist and neurologist, Mark George, M.D., always has had a primary interest in studying emotion in the brain. Working as both a clinician and researcher, George has been able to bring an innovative technology to the hospital called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS, which non-invasively stimulates the brain by applying magnetic stimulation to the scalp.
In 1995, Dr. Mark George, a South Carolina native, returned to Charleston and built a campus-wide research brain imaging division and the brain stimulation laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry. As an undergraduate student in philosophy at Davidson College, Dr. George began studying the relationship between mind and brain, or brain/behavior relationships. He has continued this interest throughout his career with a focus on using brain imaging and brain stimulation to understand depression and devise new treatments. He received his medical degree from MUSC in 1985, where he continued with dual residencies in both neurology and psychiatry. He is board certified in both areas.
Dr. George is a world expert in brain stimulation, and depression, and is the editor-in-chief of a journal he launched with Elsevier in 2008 called, Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translation and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation. He has been continuously funded by NIH and other funding agencies since his fellowships. He has received numerous national and international awards. In 2009 U.S. News and World Report named him one of 14 ‘medical pioneers who are not holding back’. He has published over 400 scientific articles or book chapters, and has written or edited six books.