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Sarah Book MD, MSCR

Sarah W. Book MD, MSCR

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Alcohol and Drug screening, Biomarkers
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Dr. Book received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University before going to Duke University for both medical school and her training in General Psychiatry.  She then came to MUSC for a Fellowship in the Pharmacology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders.  After spending several years working in clinical trials for psychiatric disorders, she took a pivot to working with patients with substance use disorders.  She has since added Addiction Medicine to her board certifications, and she has been PI and Co-I on several federally funded projects evaluating treatment efficacy for people with alcohol use disorder with and without mood and anxiety disorders.  These projects also employ biomarkers for the detection of substance use.


Currently, she is Medical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs- an outptatient addiction clinical program- and she is Director of the Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory- which conducts urine and blood testing of biomarkers of substance use.  She is also actively involved in mentoring future clinicians who will be taking care of patients with substance use disorders with and without anxiety or mood problems, as well as research trainees.