Current Professional Positions: Attending physician, Trinity Health System, Steubenville, Ohio. Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency, Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling West Virginia; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Residency: The Western Pennsylvania Hospital: Internal Medicine, 1982-84
Group: Partner in a single-hospital democratic group
Year Appointed to Board: 2008
Bio: Dr. Solomon, of Oakdale, Pennsylvania, is clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and faculty for the emergency medicine residency program of the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. He has served in numerous ACEP leadership positions, including chairman of ACEP's Bylaws Committee and Ethics Committee. In addition, he serves as Medical Editor in Chief of ACEP News and liaison to the American Heart Association's STEMI Task Force.
"I'm ready to embrace new challenges," said Dr. Solomon. "We must continue to build public support for solutions to the crisis in emergency medicine and communicate consistent messages -- for example, that crowding compromises access to high quality emergency care. We must persistently and determinedly pursue creative solutions on the hospital level at the same time that we seek legislative and regulatory mandates to provide additional impetus."
Dr. Solomon received the ACEP Council Meritorious Service Award in 2005 for his outstanding contributions to the specialty of emergency medicine. At the state level, he served as president of the West Virginia Chapter from 1994 to 1995 and on numerous committees, including government affairs and reimbursement, as well as chair of the communications and membership committees.
Dr. Solomon received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, is board certified in emergency medicine, and was an ACEP Councillor from 1991 to 2006.