Louis Solomon, M.D.

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Biography

Louis Solomon, M.D. is a clinical assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

Ideally suited for chief of brain stimulation, Dr. Solomon is both a psychiatrist and neurosurgeon and has an extensive background in neuroanatomy and neuroscience. Dr. Solomon believes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) are treatments that have changed the face of psychiatry. TMS is an outpatient treatment proven effective in treating depressive illness. Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who have not completely responded to one or more antidepressants are ideal patients for TMS.

ECT has been much improved and continues to be used safely and effectively at UF. DBS has been used experimentally at UF for Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders, OCD and trials are expected in depression. Dr. Solomon is an exemplary psychiatrist who is very active in the community volunteering as a physician and psychiatrist at the Helping Hands free clinic and elsewhere. He helps 'student doctors' understand that psychiatry is a science but also an art built through experience. Trainees participate in the management of patients and can see that psychiatric treatments can be very effective.

Education

Fellowship - Addiction Psychiatry
University of Florida
2002

Residency - Psychiatry/Neurology
University of Florida
2002

Fellowship - Pediatrics
University of Utah
1987

Residency - Neurological Surgery
University of Maryland
1986

Internship - Surgery
University of Maryland
1981

Medical Degree
University of Maryland
1980

Board Certification

  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Addiction Medicine - American Board of Addiction Medicine

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Resident Teacher Award
Society of Teaching Scholars
2006

John Adams Award
University of Florida
2003-2004

AOA
University of Maryland
1978