Assistant Vice Chancellor Health Sciences International
Dr. Soliman is the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director for Health Sciences International at UC San Diego. In his role, he provides the overall leadership and strategic direction for the development of programs for Health Sciences International. He works closely with the senior leadership to align the international service lines with UC San Diego Health Sciences’ core mission. He is instrumental in advocating and promoting leading-edge research, advanced education and innovative clinical programs.
Dr. Soliman is well known for his expertise in the development of innovative and economically-based health sciences campuses. He has led UC San Diego Health Sciences’ effort in the establishment of strategic alliances with global government and non-government organizations for the development of schools of medicine, schools of pharmacy, university teaching hospitals, biomedical research and research parks. Additionally, Dr. Soliman is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Director for the Psychopharmacology Research Initiatives Center of Excellence (PRICE). His research is primarily focuses on treatment-resistant mood disorders and the application of non-psychopharmacological approaches such as Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
Previously, Dr. Soliman served as Chief of Clinical Services for the Department of Psychiatry, where he provided both clinical and administrative leadership for the inpatient, outpatient and specialty programs. He worked to improve access to services, safety, quality and patient satisfaction, which has led, in part, to the advancement of the department of psychiatry nationally, which is now ranked in the top twenty departments in USA according to U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Soliman is also an expert in developing elite health programs tailored to professionals and executives. These programs have been featured in Forbes Magazine, the San Diego Business Journal, Men’s Health, Best Life magazine and the San Diego Union Tribune.
Dr. Soliman is a member of the UC San Diego Medical Board of Governors and the UC San Diego Professional Standards Committee. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for Global Health Initiatives and serves on the Springboard Panel for the CONNECT Program. Dr. Soliman is also Chairman of the UC San Diego Voluntary Clinical Faculty Committee for the Department of Psychiatry. Nationally, he serves as an external reviewer for the AAMC Medical Education and a Consultant to the Council on International Psychiatry for American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Soliman joined the UC San Diego faculty in 1998, after completing his postgraduate training at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. In addition to his Medical Degree, he also holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Care from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.
Traveling faculty play a critical role in this collaboration. Carefully selected UCSD faculty members will be deployed to Perdana University to enhance the delivery of the medical school curriculum as well as to facilitate organizational development in the clinical and research arenas. The traveling faculty will foster the continuous quality improvement efforts of their counterparts at Perdana University through professional development activities and shared projects.