The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences regretfully announces the passing of John Bryce McLaulin, M.D. due to complications from COVID-19. Dr. McLaulin was a graduate of the College of Charleston (1973) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), College of Medicine (1977). After his graduation from medical school, he completed his residency in psychiatry at MUSC (1981).

Dr. McLaulin was known for his impressive intellect, sharp wit, and kind and generous spirit. His family and friends enjoyed his excellent cooking, exceptional taste, and keen knowledge about gardening and horticulture. Dr. McLaulin was an animal-lover and enjoyed time on his land with his dogs, goats, geese, and chickens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( in honor of his love of animals and his lifelong dedication as a physician.