Dr. Bob Solomon

Dr. Bob Solomon

Candidate, 37th Senate District of PA

With over three decades practicing emergency medicine throughout the region, plus extensive experience studying public health policy, Dr. Bob Solomon possesses a level of real-world, professional experience unmatched by any legislator in the Pennsylvania House or Senate.

By virtue of his education and experience, Dr. Solomon is poised to be a leader on critical issues such as health care, the opioid crisis, and gun violence the day he is sworn in as the next State Senator for the 37th District.

  • Political Affiliation:Democrat
  • Date of Birth:December 15, 1957
  • Born In:Philadelphia, PA
  • Spouse:Donna
  • Children:Diana, Rose
  • Resides In:North Fayette Township, Allegheny County
  • Profession:Emergency Physician (32 years)
Dr. Bob Solomon

Education

Biology, Bachelor of Arts

Penn State University

(1975-1976)

Biology, Bachelor of Arts

Temple University

(1976-1978)

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Doctor of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

(1978-1982)

Awards include Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, Prizes in Medical Student Editorial Essay Contest, 1980 and 1982

Professional Experience

Residency in Internal Medicine

West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

(1982-1984)

Organizations: Interns and Residents Association, President

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

(1983-1984)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Brownsville General Hospital, Brownsville, PA

(1983-1985)

Family Practitioner

BB&C Medical Associates, Brownsville, PA

(1984-1985)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV

(1985-1988)

Also worked part-time from 1992-1998 and 2002-2004

Director and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine

Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV

(1988-1992)

Director and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine

East Liverpool City Hospital, East Liverpool OH

(1992-1994)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

East Liverpool City Hospital, East Liverpool OH

(1994-1995)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV

(1994-2006)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, OH

(1995-2006)

EMSTAR

Vice Chairman

(1996-2001)

Emergency Medicine Group for OVMC & EORH

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Trinity Health System, Steubenville, OH

(2006-2010)

Also worked part-time from 1998-2000

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, PA

(1998-2002)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, PA

(2002-2003)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Southwest Regional Medical Center

(2010-2011)

Attending Physician (Academic), Emergency Medicine

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

(2011-2014)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Canonsburg General Hospital, Canonsburg, PA

(2013-2015)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Brookville Hospital, Brookville, PA

(2013-2015)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

Jameson Memorial Hospital, New Castle, PA

(2013-2015)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department

UPMC - St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, PA

(2015-2017)

Staff Physician, Emergency Department and Faculty, EM Fellowship

Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV

(2017-)

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

Licensure

  • Pennsylvania: 1983 – Present
  • West Virginia: 1985 – Present
  • Ohio: 1990 – Present

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association (1982-2006, rejoined Feb. 2013)
  • West Virginia State Medical Association Delegate, 1990-92; Councillor, 1990-93
  • Hancock County Medical Society, 1988-1994 Vice President, 1992
  • Ohio County Medical Society, 1995-2000
  • Northern Panhandle Medical Federation
    • Executive Committee, 1991-92
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
    • Member 2001 – present
    • Ethics Committee 2002-2004

American College of Emergency Physicians (National)

  • Membership 1985; Fellowship 1989
  • Councillor (for WV), 1991 – 2006
  • Bylaws Committee, 1994 – 2000
  • Chair, Bylaws Committee, 1997-2000
  • Council Reference Committees, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2013
  • Council Reference Committee chair, 2002
  • Tellers, Credentials, & Elections Committee, 1996-1997
  • Council Steering Committee, 1998-2001
  • Bylaws Interpretation Committee, 1997-2000
  • Finance Committee, 2001-2003
  • Federal Government Affairs Committee, 2005-2006
  • Ethics Committee, 1998-2006 and 2013-2017
  • Chair, Ethics Committee, 2004-2006
  • Nominating Committee, 2008
  • Awards Committee, 2010-2011
  • Liaison to American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiac Care Committee, 2003-2006
  • Liaison to AHA ECC-STEMI Task Force, 2007-2011
  • ACEP News Editorial Board, 2003 – 2013
  • ACEP News Associate Medical Editor, 2005
  • ACEP News Medical Editor in Chief, September 2005 – 2013
  • Editor of the ACEP News “Focus On” series of monthly CME articles
  • Editor, EM Today, 2005 – 2007
  • Physician editor of acep.org website, 2004-2010
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Vital Care (consumer publication of the ACEP Foundation), 2008
  • Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine Associate Editor, 2012 – 2015
  • Task Force to Evaluate the Annals of Emergency Medicine
    • Editor in Chief, 2005
  • Council Meritorious Service Award, 2005
  • Board of Directors, 2006 – 2012
  • Board Liaison Assignments:
    • 2006-2007: Public Health committee; Trauma Care & Injury Control committee; Medical-Legal committee; Standard of Care Review Panel; Trauma & Injury Prevention Section; Rural Emergency Medicine Section
    • 2007-2009: Public Health & Injury Prevention committee; Ethics committee; Standard of Care Review Panel; Sections: Trauma & Injury Prevention, Rural Emergency Medicine, EM/IM Dual Training 2009: Task Force on Associate Membership
    • 2010-2011: Ethics committee; Medical-Legal committee; Standard of Care Review Panel; Sections: Rural Emergency Medicine, EM/IM Dual Training, Forensic Medicine
  • Board Liaison 2011-2012: Ethics committee; Medical-Legal committee; Standard of Care Review Panel; Sections: Toxicology, Forensic Medicine, Palliative Care
  • Emergency Medicine Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2008 through 2013; Chair-elect 2008; Chair 2009
  • Public Relations Committee 2013 – 2017
  • Councillor (for Section of Medical Humanities), 2013 – 2015
  • Rural Emergency Medicine Task Force, 2014-2015
  • ACEP Now Editorial Advisory Board, 2015 – present
  • Chair, Section of Medical Humanities, 2017 – 2019

American College of Emergency Physicians (WV Chapter)

  • Member, 1985 – 2011
  • Board of Directors 1989-1996 and 1997 – 2006
  • Secretary-Treasurer, 1991-92
  • Vice President, 1992-93
  • President-elect, 1993-94
  • President, 1994-95
  • Chair, Nominating Committee 1996-2006
  • Chair, Membership Committee 1989 – 2003
  • Chair, Communications Committee 1999 – 2006
  • Member: Education, Government Affairs, & Reimbursement Committees
  • Editor, EPIC (chapter newsletter), 1999 – 2006
  • Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award, 2005

American College of Emergency Physicians (PA Chapter)

  • Member, 2011 – present

Community Organizations

  • Walden Woods Community Services Association, Imperial, PA
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1988 – 2003
    • President, Board of Directors, 1990 – 2003
    • Chairman, Bylaws and Nominating Committees, 1990-2003