College of Medicine
Louis Ritz, Ph.D.
Office phone: (352) 392-4225
Dr. Louis Ritz is course director for Medical Neuroscience, taken by first year medical students, and for Functional Human Neuroanatomy, taken by a diverse group of graduate students. His research interests investigate new procedures and techniques that hold promise in helping to alleviate the devastating consequences of injury to the spinal cord.
Dr. Ritz is also the Director of the Executive Committee for the campus-wide UF Center for Spirituality and Health, and co-directs a class in spirituality and health to Honors undergraduate students. In addition, he has had a longtime interest in the role of the nervous system in meditation and in mystical experiences, and is developing a course in neurotheology.