I'm Vic Spitzer, and I created a virtual cadaver—AMA
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I am Vic Spitzer, Professor in the School of Medicine on the Anschutz Campus of the University of Colorado. I am also the president of Touch of life Technologies (www.toltech.net) in Aurora, CO – on the same campus. My career in anatomy developed around the Visible Human Project, funded by the NIH - National Library of Medicine and completed at the University of Colorado, with my colleague Dr. David G Whitlock. I currently work with enhanced technology and methods to capture higher resolution and tissue contrast from donated human and non-human cadavers and now with the Susan Potter story will support the integration of a person’s life with their physical remains. I work in the best of both worlds, in the partnership of CU and ToLTech - developing and delivering the human body and function in a virtual world that healthcare providers can more efficiently learn from and in a way that everyone can more easily and completely understand.
My formal training was in physical chemistry and nuclear engineering at the University of Illinois which led me to a career in medical physics and imaging (nuclear medicine) at the University of Colorado in the Department of Radiology. Thirty years ago, I made a career adjustment and joined the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and founded the Center for Human Simulation (also at the University of Colorado School of Medicine) in an effort to visualize and virtualize the human body.