Born in New York City, May 16, 1933, Dr. Solomon attended Bucknell University and Duke University School of Medicine. He did his post-graduate training in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and in clinical and basic research at Mt. Sinai and Montefiore Hospitals, New York City and at the National Institutes of Health and Rockefeller University under s USPHS Special Fellowship. Subsequent career as a medical scientist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center/Knoxville achieving the rank of Professor of Medicine and Head, Human Immunology and Cancer Program.
Dr. Solomon was the recipient of a USPHS Career Development Award and research grants from the American Cancer Society, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health and in 1992 named American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor.
He has authored over 150 scientific publications, and was former member and chairman of the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Cancer Program Project Review Committee and presently is a member of the Institute's Division of Cancer Biology, Diagnosis and Centers Board of Scientific Counselors. Dr. Solomon is an active participant on numerous medical and community service boards, including establishment of the Knoxville Museum of Art. He is a member of the International Myeloma Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board.