Dr. Ritter joined the Michigan Medicine ALS Center of Excellence in 2018 as the Managing Director. He received his undergraduate and medical school school degrees from the University of Michigan. Following a surgery internship, he completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of North Carolina. He finished a fellowship in liver transplantation and critical care at the Mayo Clinic, and was on faculty at Emory University and St. Louis University as assistant professor. He was then on staff at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, and developed and served as medical director of the Preoperative Assessment clinic there, one of the largest in the country.