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Roger D. Soloway, M.D.
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Roger D. Soloway, M.D.

Roger D. Soloway, M.D.
Marie B. Gale Centennial Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0764
Phone: 409.772.1501


Dr. Soloway received his M.D. degree from Cornell University. He completed his residency training at Columbia University's Bellevue Hospital in New York and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and the Mayo Clinic before joining the faculty at Penn in 1971 and rising to the rank of Professor and Associate Chief of Section. He came to UTMB in 1987 as Division Director and served until 1995. His clinical duties include practicing Hepatologist and Director of the TDCJ Gastroenterology Clinic.

Research Interests

Dr. Soloway's basic research interests include gallstones and their formation, mucus glycoproteins and applications of infrared spectroscopy to the detection and quantitation of hepatic fibrosis and gastrointestinal cancer.

  • Crowther RS, Soloway RD. Pigment gallstone pathogenesis: From man to molecules. Sem Liver Disease 10:171-180, 1990.
  • Soloway RD, Wu J-G: Analysisi of Gallstones. In: Methods in Biliary Research. Mauricio Muraca (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 167-190, 1994.

His clinical research interests include the application of infrared spectroscopy in the detection of cancer and the non-invasive measurement of portal venous pressure, using Duplex Doppler ultrasound.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Soloway's clinical interest lies in prevention and management of liver diseases. He specializes in Autoimmune and Viral Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, and Portal Hypertension.

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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Order set
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medications
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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