Laurence Solberg, M.D.

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Biography

Dr. Laurence M. Solberg earned his medical degree from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland.  He completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in geriatric medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.  Dr. Solberg then joined a private practice of geriatrics at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington Massachusetts.  He was the medical director of an Acute Rehabilitation facility and a Long Term Care facility and also the director of geriatric medical education.  He also did research on caregiver stress in dementia patients.

Dr. Solberg moved to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to pursue an academic career with medical student and resident education focusing on the use of automated “just-in-time” learning integrated with geriatrics consultations in the hospital.  While at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine he was awarded a geriatrics academic career award (GACA) from HRSA.  Dr. Solberg’s research focused on nursing recognition of delirium in the hospitalized older patient and the communication between nurses and doctors using electronic order sets and computerized decision support tools.  He published several articles on these topics. 

Dr. Solberg is active in the American Geriatrics Society serving on the program planning committee and the Junior Faculty Development Task Force.  He is a frequent speaker at national symposia and has presented many abstracts at national scientific meetings.  In 2012 Dr. Solberg was inducted as a fellow in the American Geriatrics Society for contributions to the field in clinical, educational, and research activities. 

In 2013 Dr. Solberg was recruited to join the faculty at the University of Florida as the Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Career Development & Education.  He is the Ruth Jewett Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Florida.  Under Dr. Solberg’s leadership the division of geriatric medicine is growing in patient care opportunities and faculty.  Dr. Solberg is also affiliated with the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, NF/SGVHS with an appointment in the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC) focusing on the effort to avoid readmissions to the hospital in the older veteran population. 

Education

Fellowship - Geriatric Medicine
Yale University
2004

Residency - Internal Medicine
Yale University
2003

Medical Degree
Jagiellonian University
2000

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine/ Family Practice - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Department of Health and Human Services
2010