Prof. Dr. Manfred Spitzer studied medicine, psychology and philosophy in Freiburg.
After completing his doctorate in medicine and philosophy and his habilitation in psychiatry, he worked as a senior physician at the psychiatric university clinic in Heidelberg.
Three research stays in the USA at Harvard University and the University of Oregon have shaped the further scientific work of Manfred Spitzer at the interface of neurobiology, psychology and psychiatry.
Manfred Spitzer has been Medical Director of the Psychiatric University Hospital in Ulm since 1997. In 2004, he founded the Transfer Center for Neuroscience and Learning (ZNL), which conducts basic education research, evaluates educational institutions and supports them in the further development of their pedagogical work. Manfred Spitzer is the author of numerous bestsellers.