Louis W Solomon

Louis W Solomon, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 265-4357
Business Email: lsolomon@ufl.edu

About Louis W Solomon

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.


Outstanding Attending Teacher Award
2015-2016 · Society of Teaching Scholars
Public Service Award
2015 · Florida Psychiatric Society
Superior Accomplishment Award, Community Service Award
2014-2015 · University of Florida
Outstanding Attending Teacher Award
2010-2015 · Society of Teaching Scholars
Outstanding Attending Teaching Award
2006 · Society of Teaching Scholars
Outstanding Resident Teacher Award
2006 · Society of Teaching Scholars
John Adams Award
2004 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
John Adams Award
2003-2004 · University of Florida
John Adams Award
2003 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
1978 · University of Maryland

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Profile

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Major depression
  • Major depression with psychotic features
  • Suicide and suicidal behavior
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


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Fellowship – Addiction Psychiatry
2002 · University of Florida
Residency – Psychiatry/Neurology
2002 · University of Florida
Fellowship – Pediatrics
1987 · University of Utah
Residency – Neurological Surgery
1986 · University of Maryland
Internship – Surgery
1981 · University of Maryland
Medical Degree
1980 · University of Maryland

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
PAS5125 Psychiatry
MDC7830 Psychiatry Clerkship
MDC6001 Intro Clin Practice
MDT7840 Elect Top/Psychiatry

Contact Details

(352) 265-4357