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Mark Solarz, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Mark Solarz
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Complex Elbow injuries

Research Interests

  • Hand and upper extremity trauma
  • Compressive neuropathies of the upper extremity
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Arthritis of the hand
  • Wrist and elbow
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Florida-Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL, 2017
  • Residency, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
  • Internship, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • BS, Biological Sciences and Honors Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2007


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Leadership Forum, American Orthopaedic Association, 2015
  • Emerging Leaders Program, American Orthopaedic Association, 2015

Digital Bibliography

  • Solarz MK, Kistler JM, Rehman S. Obturator artery injury resulting in massive hemorrhage from a low energy pubic ramus fracture: A case report and literature review. Accepted November 2016 for publication in Orthopedics.
  • Trionfo A, Greenhill DA, Solarz MK, Kozin SH, Zlotolow D. Risk Factors for Loss of Midline Function in Patients with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Accepted October 2016 for publication in the Journal of Hand Surgery.
  • Solarz MK, Richmond J, Ramsey FV, Kropf E. Underinsured patients experience delays in treatment and higher rates of irreparable meniscal injury following acute anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Temple University Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. Spring 2016; 11: 36-39.
  • Greenhill DA, Wissinger K, Trionfo A, Solarz MK, Kozin SH, Zlotolow D. External Rotation Predicts Outcomes after Closed Glenohumeral Joint Reduction with Botulinum Toxin Type A in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  2016 Feb., E-pub ahead of print.
  • Solarz MK, Thoder JJ, Rehman S. Management of Traumatic Upper Extremity Amputations. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. 2016 Jan; 47(1): 137-143. 
  • Jennings JD, Solarz MK, Haydel C. Application of Tranexamic Acid to Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. 2016 Jan; 47(1): 127-136.
  • Winters BS, Solarz MK, Jacovides CL, Purtill JJ, Rothman RH, Parvizi J. Overdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism: evaluation of a hypoxia algorithm designed to avoid this catastrophic problem. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2012 Feb; 470(2): 497-502.
  • Jelinsky SA, Turner TT, Bang HJ, Finger JN, Solarz MK, Wilson E, Brown EL, Kopf GS, Johnston DS. The Rat Epididymal Transcriptome: Comparison of Segmental Gene Expression in the Rat and Mouse Epididymides. Biology of Reproduction. 2007; 76(4):561-570.

Additional Publications

  • Solarz MK, Walker J, Rehman S. Rehabilitation After Proximal Femur Fractures. In A Green & R Hayda (Ed) Adult Orthopaedic Postoperative Rehabilitation. Accepted by AAOS Publications, anticipate 2016 publication.