About

BIOGRAPHY, NEIL SOLOMON M.D, Ph.D.

DR NEIL SOLOMON was born to immigrant parents, who instilled in him caring about people, and the value of obtaining a good education.

Dr. Solomon was a Golden Glove exhibition champion at age 15. After graduating high school in 3 years, Dr. Solomon went to college, and in the evening worked in a factory, and also worked as a trouble-shooter at a state mental retardation facility in Ohio.

Dr. Solomon worked to helped support his parents who could not work because they both suffered heart attacks. Before he graduated from college, he was accepted to Case-Western Reserve Medical School in Ohio on a fellowship.  When he didn’t sleep he taught physiology to nursing and dental students, and did endocrine and nutritional research in the medical school’s basic science research laboratory.

He obtained his B.A., M.S., Ph.D, and M.D. degree with honors. He did his clinical training on the celebrated Osler medical service at the Johns Hopkins hospital in internal medicine, and served on their medical school faculty.

While there Dr Solomon was awarded the coveted Schwentker Award for excellence in hormone research.  While on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins medical school, Dr. Solomon conducted research in the Gerontology unit of the National Institutes of Health on aging, sodium and potassium imbalances, physiology, endocrinology, heart and the immune system.

He then served in the governor’s cabinet for a decade as Maryland’s first Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.  He fought for preventive medicine, women’s freedom of choice, clean environment and health care for all.

He subsequently did pro bono work for the state as chairman of four gubernatorial commissions: Comprehensive Health Planning, Drug & Alcoholism, Aids, and Health Care Reform.

Dr. Solomon has written over a dozen books on health topics, is a New York Times bestselling author, and over the years he has been guests on many national and local TV and radio shows.  He was the health commentator for CNN and for eighteen years Dr. Solomon wrote a 6-day a week column for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.

Dr. Solomon is retired from the practice of medicine and currently researches, lectures and writes about salt reduction and nutriceuticals and how modifying your food intake can help the body heal itself. Dr. Solomon is often referred to as the “dean of nutriceuticals.”

Dr. Solomon is a consultant for global corporations and with his wife, they do volunteer work for NGOs of the United Nations. In 2008, Dr. Solomon was awarded the “Pioneer award” from the International Council Caring Communities, an NGO, at UN headquarters in New York.

Personal Information:

Marital Status: Married, 3 Children, 5 Grandchildren

Current Positions: Retired from Clinical Practice of Medicine

  • International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC),  Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) United Nations, New York, NY
  • Board of Directors (1997–2004)

  • Chairman, Health & Science Council Advisory Board (HSCAB) (2000–2003)
  • Chairman, Health, Education, Research Council Advisory Board (HERCAB), (2003–2007)
  • Advisor to Howard Schiffer, Chairman, President, and CEO, Vitamin Angels (2006-2009)
  • Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations (CCC/UN)
  • Contributing Editor (1997–2005)
  • Health & Science Council,  (1997–2010)

  • Direct Source Publishing, Vineyard, UT
  • Health Editor, (1999–2007)
  • Health Editor, Sound Concepts News Letter (2001–2006)

  • Health and Scientific Advisor, International Corporations in North America, Europe, and Asia, (1993–Present)
  • Health Care For All Education Inc. (HCFA)
  • Vice President (2004–2007)
  • Board of Directors (2002–2006)

  • Book Author (1970–Present)


Previous Positions:

□      The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences
  • Assistant in Medicine
  • Instructor in Medicine

□    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

  • Associate Professor of Physiology
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

□    College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia, New York, NY

  • Lecturer in Medicine (Visiting)

□    Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

  • Fellow, in Physiology
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation: Pre-Doctoral Fellow

□    U.S. Public Health Service

  • Lt. Commander, National Institute of Health. National Heart Institute Department of Gerontology, Assistant Senior Surgeon
  • National Institute of Health, Child Health, and Human Development: Department of Gerontology, Baltimore, MD