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Published Abstracts


Solan P, Hake P, Piraino G, Zingarelli B (2010). LXRα agonist T0901317 reduces the inflammatory response after severe hemorrhage [Abstract]. Shock, 33(7), 1-13.


Peer Reviewed Publications


Demmy TL, Nwogu C, Solan P, Yendamuri S, Wilding G, DeLeon O. (2009). Chest tube-delivered bupivacaine improves pain and decreases opiod use after thoracoscopy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87(4), 1020-1026.


Callcut RA, Hanseman DJ, Solan PD, Kadon KS, Ingalls NK, Fortuna GR, Tsuei BJ, Robinson BR (2012). Early treatment of blunt cerebrovascular injury with concomitant hemorrhagic neurologic injury is safe and effective. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 72(2), 338-346.


Solan PD, Dunsmore KE, Denenberg AG, Odoms K, Zingarelli B, Wong HR (2012). A novel role for matrix metalloproteinase-8 in sepsis. Crit Care Med, 40(2), 379-387.


Solan PD, Piraino G, Hake PW, Denenberg A, O'Connor M, Lentsch A, Zingarelli B (2011). Liver X receptor α activation with the synthetic ligand T0901317 reduces lung injury and inflammation after hemorrhage and resuscitation via inhibition of the nuclear factor κB pathway. Shock, 35(4), 367-374.


Book Chapter


Sonnier DI, Gaitonde SG, Solan PD, Husted TL (2010). (In Press)Diagnosis and management of intraabdominal sepsis. In RS Irwin and JM Rippe(Eds.), Intensive Care Medicine. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.



Paper Presentations


Solan PD (2010). LXRα agonist T0901317 reduces the inflammatory response after severe hemorrhage. Finalist, New Investigator Award, Shock 2010 Conference ,Portland, OR.


Solan PD, Rafferty J, Davis B, Ferguson M, Paquette I (06-2012). Readmission for dehydration or renal failure after ileostomy creation. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons ,San Antonio, TX.


Solan PD (02-2011). MMP-8 regulates the inflammatory response in sepsis. Academic Surgical Congress ,Huntington Beach, CA.


Solan PD (05-2011). MMP-8 regulates the inflammatory response to sepsis. First Place, Ohio Chapter, American College of Surgeons Resident Research Competition


Solan PD (05-2011). MMP-8 regulates the inflammatory response to sepsis. First Place, University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery, Resident Research Competition


Solan PD (2010). LXRα agonism reduces inflammation after sever hemorrhage. Finalist, University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery, Resident Research Competition


Honors and Awards

  Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society

  Dean's Letter of Commendation, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006

  2003 Most Significant Senior, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Cornell University

  2002 -2003 Order of Omega Honor Society, Cornell University

  Dean's List, Cornell University (Four Semesters)

  1999 -2003 New York State Merit Scholarship

  2010 Nominee – Max Zinninger Award, University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery

  2010 Finalist – Shock Society New Investigator Award

  2010 Finalist – Resident Research Competition, University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery

  2013 Finalist for 2012-2013 Max Zinninger Award

  2013 Finalist for 2012-2013 Department of Surgery Best Teaching Resident Award

  2012 Participated in the Surgical Jeopardy at the 2012 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

  2013 -2014 GME Residency Advisory Committee Resident Representative



  Student Affairs Committee, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 2003 2004

  Student Director – Lighthouse Clinic, Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY (Preceptor: Chester Fox, MD). One of a group of eight students in charge of organizing and running a weekly free medical clinic in inner-city Buffalo. Duties included administrative activities, clinical patient interactions, grant writing and day to day operation of medical clinic. 2004 2005

  Student Volunteer - Lighthouse Clinic, Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY (Preceptor: Chester Fox, MD). Assist in providing free medical care to the Buffalo inner-city community. Duties include history taking, physical examinations and creating treatment plans for patients with limited access to medical care. 2003 2007

  Student Volunteer - Heart Smart, AMA, Buffalo, NY. Presentation of an informational seminar to elementary students about heart disease. The seminar included anatomical information, cardiac disease prevention techniques and a short skit. 2003 2004

  Student Volunteer - Tar Wars, AMSA, Buffalo, NY. Presentation of an anti-smoking presentation to a fourth grade class in a Buffalo public school. 2001

  Student Volunteer - Sexual Health Awareness for Greeks, Gannet Student Health Center, Cornell University. Presentation of sexual health information to incoming members of the fraternity system designed to promote safe sexual practices amongst members of the Greek community. 2002 2003


Positions and Work Experience

  2004-2007 Kaplan Test Preparation, MCAT Preparation Course Instructor, Buffalo NY. Instruct students in the basic aspects of the Medical College Admissions Test. Subject areas covered include verbal reasoning, biology, organic chemistry, general chemistry and physics. Instruct students both during the summer and during the school year.

  2002-2003 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology, Cornell University. Tutored students, led small group discussions, taught laboratory sessions and administered oral tests for an introductory biology course.

  Summer 2000 Laboratory Technician, Centrex Clinical Laboratories, New Hartford, NY. Prepared slides for review by cytotechnologists. Preparations included operating filtration machine, staining and cover slipping approximately 100 slides per day.



  M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine 2007

  B.S. (Biological Sciences), Cornell University 2007


Post Graduate Training & Education

  07-2007 to Present Resident in General Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

  2009 to Present Research Fellow, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH (Mentors: Hector Wong M.D. and Basilia Zingareli M.D., Ph.D.). Project: Investigated the inflammatory response after both hemorrhagic and septic shock. Specifically, studied the role of LXRa and MMP-8 in regulating the inflammatory response after shock.


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  2004 Summer Research Fellow, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY (Advisor: Todd Demmy, M.D.). Project: Design and author of protocol for the study of optimal pain management after video assisted thoracic surgery. Duties included preparation of study design, protocol, informed consent forms and data sheets. Protocol was reviewed and approved by Institutional Review Board.

  2002 Summer Research Assistant, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York NY (Advisor: Charles Cornell, M.D.). Project: Evaluation of the pre and post-operative deformations of total knee replacement patients aimed at the development of a new design for knee replacement prostheses. Duties included examining x-rays for over 75 patients, data collection and entry, presentation of written reports and database compilation of over 300 total knee arthroplasty patients.

  2001 Summer Laboratory Assistant, Crop and Soil Sciences Laboratory, Cornell University (Advisor: Timothy Setter, Ph.D.). Project: Analysis of maize samples for presence and amount of absissic acid as an indication of survival success under drought conditions. Work included ion-exchange chromatography and bioassays for over 2,500 samples.

  American College of Surgeons, Resident Member

  American Medical Association, Resident Member


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Extracurricular Activities:


Indian Hill Winter Club Ice Hockey League, 2009-Present

Performax Ice Hockey League, 2003-2007

University at Buffalo Intramural Basketball, 2003-2007

Sigma Chi Fraternity, Cornell University, 2000-2003 (Vice President, House Manager, Ritual Custodian)

Club Rugby, Cornell University, 2000-2002onHSigma Chi Fraternity

Foreign Exchange Student at Sydney University, Sydney Australia, 2001

Crew Team, 1999-2000

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Race, 1993-Present