Curriculum Vitae

Education

 

07/09-06/12  Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 

  • Anticipate level 3 echo, level 2 nuclear, certified to read vascular ultrasounds, level 2 MRI/CT

07/08-06/09  Chief Medical Resident, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA                                      
07/06-06/08  Resident in Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

07/05-06/06  Internship, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
06/05 M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
05/01  B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

  • Major: Human Biology, Health & Society 
  • With Honors and with Distinction

06/97 Council Rock High School, Newtown, PA 

 

Medical Licensure

 

 

      Massachusetts License - Internal Medicine

      Board Eligible for Cardiovascular Medicine in June 2012

 

Positions/Honors/Awards

Cardiology Fellowship

  • Landmark Trials in Cardiology for Internal Medicine Intranet Site
  • Invited Lecture, Boston University School of Medicine DRX HTN Workshop, September 23, 2010

Internal Medicine Residency/Chief Residency

  • Advisory Board, SCM Committee (EMR and Electronic Notes System)
  • Advisory Board Member, Information Technology in Healthcare for National University of Ireland and Advisor to Development of Health Care IT Masters Program (2008-) (International Meeting Boston 11.18.08 with Ciaran Murphy, Bank of Ireland Chair of Business Information Systems and Ms. Patricia Lynch, Director of the BIS co-op program at Cork University) 
  • Webmaster, Residency in Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center (2007-)
  • Autopsy & Tissue Committee, Boston University Medical Center (2008-9)
  • Teaching Associate in Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine (2005-8)
  • Member, Chairman of Internal Medicine’s Residency Redesign Committee (2006-7)
  • Core Committee, Boston Medical Center Clinical Information Technology Advisory Committee (2005-)
  • Member, Chairman of Internal Medicine’s Health Fair Committee (2007-8)
  • Co-Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee (2006-8)
  • Co-Chair, Annual Intern Roast for the Boston University Medical Center Class of 2006-07

 Medical School

  • American Heart Association Student Scholars in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (2002-03)
  • UCCOM/NIH Medical Student Summer Research Program Fellowship (2002-04)

Undergraduate

  • Keynote Speaker, 2001 Cornell University Graduation Ceremony
  • Human Biology Research Honors Thesis (2001)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, Cornell University (2000-01)
  • Delphic Society (Scholar/Athlete Society) for tennis (1999)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society (1999)
  • Tohoku-Gakuin University Summer Study in Japan Scholarship (1998)

  HIGH SCHOOL

  • Nike Junior Nationals Tennis at Stanford University (1997)

Publications/Presentations/Patent

  • David E. Solarz MD, Bryan Doldt RDCS, Sherman Bigornia, Gary Balady MD, Noyan Gokce MD. Relation of Right and Left Heart Tissue Doppler Measures to Exercise Capacity in Subjects with Preserved Systolic Function. (abstract submitted to ASE Scientific Sessions 2011 on January 10, 2011).
  • Hans Meier-Ewert, MD; David Solarz, MD; Janet Mullington, PhD. Sleep, inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Frontiers in Bioscience. (invited review: manuscript in process).
  • Andréia Biolo, MD*; Somsupha Kanjanauthai, MD*; David E. Solarz, MD; Jill Downing, MD; Deborah Siwik, PhD; Henry Ooi, MD; Wilson S. Colucci, MD; Chang-seng Liang, MD, PhD. Arterial Stiffness in Acute Heart Failure Syndromes: Differential Changes in Aortic and Peripheral Stiffness in Patients with either Systolic Dysfunction
    or Preserved Ejection Fraction. (submission in process)
  • David Solarz, MD and Gaurav Upadhyay, MD. Cardiology Grand Rounds at VA Boston Healthcare System. “Thrombosis and Bleeding.” West Roxbury, MA. March 31, 2010.
  • David Solarz, MD. Cardiology Grand Rounds at VA Boston Healthcare System. A Tale of Two Cases. West Roxbury, MA. September 30, 2009.
  • David Solarz, MD; John Ryan, MD; Eddy Chen, MD; Sohera Syeda, MD. Medicine Grand Rounds at Boston University Medical Center. Boston University Medical Center Year in Review 2008-2009. June 12, 2009.
  • Y. Toribio, D. Solarz, R. Lowe, M. DiPetrillo. Ileitis Is Not Always Crohn’s – Severe RLQ and Epigastric Pain due to Hereditary Angioedema.  SGIM 32nd Annual Meeting. Miami, FL. May 14 2009. Poster Presentation.
  • Preis IS, Solarz DE, Nanavati AN, Brahmanandam VM, Kanjanauthai S, Tokareva EA, Downing J, Vita JA, Colucci WS. Tonic Increase in Vascular Stiffness in Patients with Diastolic Heart Failure. Evans Day Poster Presentation. Boston University Medical Center. Boston, MA. October 30, 2008. Poster Presentation.
  • Elaine M. Hylek, David E. Solarz. Invited Editorial for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions (JACC-I).  Dual Antiplatelet and Oral Anticoagulant Therapy: Increasing Prevalence of a Hazardous Combination. JACC-I  Inaugural Issue. February 2008.
  • Levin B, Solarz D, Nossuli T, Fontes J, Biolo A, Colucci WS. Non-Invasive Radial dP/dt in the Evaluation of Patients with Stable and Decompensated Systolic Heart Failure. Evans Day Poster Presentation. Boston University Medical Center. Boston, MA. November 15, 2007. Poster Presentation.
  • David E Solarz, Venkata Aligeti, Prasad Maddukuri, GVRK Sharma, Jayashri Aragam, Jacob Joseph. Correlations of Plasma Homocysteine with Non-invasive Indices of Cardiac Structure and Function and Clinical Outcomes in Systolic Heart Failure. Heart Failure Society of America 11th Annual Scientific Sessions. Washington, DC. September 18, 2007. Poster Presentation.
  • David E Solarz, Venkata Aligeti, Prasad Maddukuri, GVRK Sharma, Jayashri Aragam, Jacob Joseph. Correlations of Plasma Homocysteine with Non-invasive Indices of Cardiac Structure and Function and Clinical Outcomes in Systolic Heart Failure. J Card Fail. August 2007: 13(6S):S99-100.
  • Solarz DE, Lum G, Farney L. False Positive Cardiac Troponin Results in Patients Without Acute Myocardial Infarction. Society of General Internal Medicine New England Regional Meeting. Boston, MA. March 23, 2007. Poster Presentation.
  • Lum G, Solarz DE, Farney L. False Positive Cardiac Troponin Results in Patients Without Acute Myocardial Infarction. Evans Day Poster Presentation. Boston University Medical Center. Boston, MA. November 2, 2006.
  • Lum G, Solarz DE, Farney L. False Positive Cardiac Troponin Results in Patients Without Acute Myocardial Infarction. LabMedicine. September 2006: 37(9): 546-550.
  • Lum G, Solarz DE, Farney L. False Positive Cardiac Troponin Result. Editorial Response I. LabMedicine. November 2006: 37(11): 2.
  • Lum G, Solarz DE, Farney L. False Positive Cardiac Troponin Result. Editorial Response II. LabMedicine. November 2006: 37(11): 2-3.
  • Solarz DE, Kilki L, Mandel KE, Inge TH, Daniels SR. The Cost Implications of the Learning Curve in Adolescent Bariatric Surgery. Oral Presentation at 2004 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cost-Effectiveness in Medicine Forum. Cincinnati, OH. March 2005.
  • Solarz DE, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Jones FD, Khoury PR, Kimball TR. Right Ventricular Strain Rate and Strain Analysis in Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: Possible Interventricular Septal Compensation." J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Apr;17(4):338-44.
  • Solarz, David. War and Peace. The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. Epub: February 8, 2004.
  • Solarz DE, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Jones FD, Khoury PR, Kimball TR. “A Compensatory Role for the Interventricular Septum in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot?” Pediatr Cardiol. 24:6/November-December 2003: 631. Oral Presentation at the 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.
  • Solarz DE, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Jones FD, Khoury PR, Kimball TR. “Right ventricular strain and strain  rate in post-operative tetralogy of Fallot patients.” Poster presentation at 2002 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Research Forum. Cincinnati, OH. September 2002.
  • Solarz DE, Garza C. “Catch-up growth in HIV-infected children.” Honors Thesis. Cornell University Press, May 2001.

PATENT

  • David E. Solarz. Sample Collection Device. United States Patent and Trademark Office. United States Provisional Patent.  Marketed by Boston University.

RESEARCH

Boston Medical Center, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston, MA (2010 -)
( Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Noyan Gokce, MD; Gary Balady, MD)

*  Diastolic Function Evaluation in Exercise Echocardiography

Boston Medical Center, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston, MA (2010-)
( Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Noyan Gokce, MD)

* Lidocaine Gargle Prior to Transesophageal Echocardiography– Does This Reduce the Amount of Anesthesia Required? Quality Improvement Project.

Boston Medical Center, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston, MA (2010-)
( Principle Investigator/Preceptor: George Philippides, MD/Eric Awtry, MD)

* Induced hypothermia in patients presenting with cardiac arrest – Which patients benefit? Quality Improvement Project.
Boston Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA (2007-8)
(Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH)

* Co-wrote an invited editorial for the inaugural issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions on dual antiplatelet therapy and anticoagulation after percutaneous coronary intervention.       

Boston Medical Center, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston, MA  (2007-)
(Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Wilson S. Colucci, MD)

  • Involved in clinical research projects examining arterial stiffness measurements in patients with decompensated and compensated diastolic heart failure. The project includes patients from both the inpatient and outpatient settings.      

Boston Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston, MA (2006-8) 

(Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Jacob Joseph, MD)

  • Clinical research project that compared homocysteine to BNP with respect to echocardiographic measurements and clinical outcomes in patients with systolic heart failure. Subsequently presented an abstract at the 2007 Heart Failure Society of America 11th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA  (2005-)
(Principle Investigator:: David E. Solarz, MD)

  • Sample Collection Device - Designed using Pro/Engineering package software, which is a 3D CAD parametric solid modeling program (Parametric Technology Corporation). I subsequently applied for a United States provisional patent for the device in mid-September 2007, which was later resubmitted on my behalf by Boston University Medical Center. The device simplifies collection of stool samples and therefore should make collection more efficient and less distasteful for nursing and ancillary staff thereby improving patient care.

Boston Medical Center, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston, MA  (2005-06)
(Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Frederick Ruberg, MD)

  • Examined the incidence of electromechanical dissociation in patients with cardiac amyloidosis who had had arterial thrombotic events. 

VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Boston, MA (2005-06)

(Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Gifford Lum, MD)

  • Based on a case presenting to the VA Boston Healthcare System with a falsely elevated troponin, co-wrote a review of potential clinical and laboratory interference in the work-up of a markedly positive troponin result.  Subsequently presented abstracts as posters and published a manuscript.

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Division of Cardiology/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH (2003-05)
 (Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD)

  • Examined the cost-effectiveness of initiating an adolescent bariatic surgery program with focus on the learning curve for such programs and whether comprehensive adolescent bariatric surgery programs should be limited to designated Children’s Hospitals.  Presented at the 2004 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cost-
    Effectiveness in Medicine Forum.

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Division of Cardiology/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH/Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2002-04)
 (Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Thomas R. Kimball, MD)

  • Completed a project that applied strain rate and strain imaging to assess RV function in post-op tetralogy of Fallot patients. Involved acquisition of echocardiograms and off-line Doppler tissue velocity analysis on the GE Vivid 5 and 7 systems. Developed a protocol for acquiring strain rate and strain measurements with Drs. James D. Thomas and JP Sun at the Cleveland Clinic.  Developed successful grant proposal for funding from the American Heart Association. Accepted into the NIH Medical Student Summer Research Program.  Published as an abstract oral presentation and manuscript.

    Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Ithaca, NY (2000-01)
     (Principle Investigator/Preceptor: Cutberto Garza, MD, PhD)

    • Completed an Honors Thesis that involved an observational study of a cohort of HIV-infected children, who were patients in the Immunology Department at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. The study found that those patients with remission of HIV viral loads with highly active anti-retroviral therapy displayed “catch-up” growth, which means that those children who had significantly fallen off their projected growth curves re-attained their growth trajectories with successful treatment of their HIV disease based on undetectable HIV-1 viral loads. Also served as Director of Education for the Immunology Clinic patients for one summer.

Professional memberships

  • American Heart Association (2009-)
  • American College of Cardiology (2009-)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (2007-)
  • American Medical Association (2005– )  (AMSA 2001-2005)
  • American College of Physicians American Society of Internal Medicine (2001-)
  • The Massachusetts Medical Society (2005-)

COmmunity SERVICE and Extracurricular activities

Boston VA Healthcare System Instructor in Physical Diagnosis for Boston University 2nd Year Medical Students (2006-9)
Web design: proficient in Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks, FlashText MX, FrontPage, Website Tonight:
http://davidsolarz.com. Helped with design aspects in improving the existing Department of Medicine intranet website http://bumcmedicine.org/internal for Boston Medical Center.  Redesigned entire Residency in Internal Medicine Website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/im-residency.
Tennis Northeast – Advanced Division (2005-)
Member, Cornell Club of Boston/co-Chair Recruiting (2005-)
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) Mentor for Disadvantaged Student (2002-05)
Co-Chair, Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, Cornell Club of Southwestern Ohio (2002-05)
Director of Education for HIV-infected Patients at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Phila, PA (2000)


Other Interests
  • Travel (most of Western Europe; Australia/Tasmania/New Zealand; Hong Kong/Macau/South China; Japan; South Pacific Islands; Mexico; most of Eastern/Midwest/Western US + Hawaii), tennis, SCUBA, modern classic films, reading, writing.

References:

  • Excellent references furnished upon request.