A headshot of Wilfredo López-Ojeda, PhD, MS, RT(R), ARRT

Wilfredo López-Ojeda, PhD, MS, RT(R), ARRT

Associate Professor

Dr. López-Ojeda is a basic sciences educator with more than 20 years of medical and biomedical teaching experience. He was a founding faculty member of the College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida (UCF-COM), where he taught basic science disciplines, with emphasis in the anatomical disciplines. He also taught clinical gross anatomy and neuroscience for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the UCF College of Health and Public Affairs. Dr. López-Ojeda has published four books and laboratory manuals on the integration of medical physiology, anatomy, and other basic sciences for undergraduate premedical education. In addition to his comprehensive academic career and scholarly work, Dr. López-Ojeda possesses a strong clinical background in conventional diagnostic radiology and imaging anatomy.

Education and Training

  • BSRT, magna cum laude, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
  • MS, magna cum laude, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  • PhD, high honors, Clayton College

Years

Selected Prior Positions

1997-1998 Instructor of Anatomy
Department of Anatomy, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, Puerto Rico
1998-2000 Instructor of Anatomy
Department of Biology, College of Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus
2000-2004 Director of Diagnostic Imaging Services
Health Central, Orlando Regional Medical Center
2004-2005 Visiting Instructor of Anatomy
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida
2005-2011 Instructor of Medicine
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida
2011-2017 Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida
2018 Visiting Professor of Anatomy
Department of Basic Sciences, Chamberlain University

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2014 Dean’s Nominated Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
2015 University Spotlight Article
University of Central Florida
2015-2016 Graduate Faculty Scholar
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
2016 UCF Ignite Campaign of Philanthropy
University of Central Florida
2017 Featured Interview, “China White: What You Need to Know About Heroin-Like Drug”
Rolling Stone magazine

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • López-Ojeda, W. Reassessing the Future of the Experimental Treatments for Cocaine  Addiction: Conventional Pharmacotherapies? Austin J Biomed Eng. 1(3):4. (2014).
  • Ramos, C.F. and López-Ojeda, W. China White: Clinical Insights of an Evolving Designer Underground Drug. Universal Journal of Clinical Medicine, 3, 6-9. (2015). doi: 10.13189/ujcm.2015.030102.
  • Lόpez-Ojeda W, Oakley AM. Anatomy, Skin (Integument). In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing 2017 Jun.
  • Ramos-Matos CF, Lόpez-Ojeda W. Fentanyl. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing 2017 Jun.
  • Sonne J, Lόpez-Ojeda W. Neuroanatomy, Cranial Nerve 0 (Terminal Nerve). In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing 2017 Jun.
  • Sonne J, Lόpez-Ojeda W. Neuroanatomy of Cranial Nerves. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing 2017 Dec.
  • Ehrhardt JD, Lόpez-Ojeda W. Anatomy, Thorax, Nerves, Greater Splanchnic. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing 2018 May.
  • Sonne J, Lόpez-Ojeda W. Dopamine. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing 2018 Dec.
  • Delgado B, Lόpez-Ojeda W. Estrogen. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing 2019 Feb.
  • Sonne J, Lόpez-Ojeda W. Kallman Syndrome. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing, in press, 2019.

Books and chapters

  • López-Ojeda, W. Integrated Laboratory Exercises for Human Physiology: Laboratory Manual. (1st ed.). Plymouth, Michigan: Hayden McNeil Publishing. ISBN: 978-073806450-5. (2013)
  • López-Ojeda, W. Integrated Human Physiology, Laboratory Book and Manual (2nd ed.). Plymouth, Michigan: Hayden McNeil Publishing. ISBN: 978-073806570-0. (2014)
  • López-Ojeda, W. Integrated Human Physiology, Laboratory Book and Manual (3rd ed.). Plymouth, Michigan: Hayden McNeil Publishing. ISBN: 978-073807423-8. (2015)
  • López-Ojeda, W. Integrated Human Physiology, Laboratory Book and Manual. (4th ed.). Plymouth, Michigan: Hayden-McNeil & Macmillan Learning. ISBN: 978-0-7380-9088-7. (2017)