Beauty and the Brain

Dr. Eva Ritvo, Miami Magazineby Jill Bauer, Miami Magazine
Third-generation doctor Eva Ritvo, vice chair and associate professor in the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was raised by psychiatrists. “There was a lot of lively conversation around our dinner table,” she recalls.

“I was a lab rat—and I liked it”

Ritvo’s mother, one of only three women in her medical school class, treated patients from a home office. Her father, still practicing at age 78, was a pioneer of autism research who often brought young Eva to the hospital to participate in experiments. “I was a lab rat—and I liked it,” she quips.