Alan Solomon, MD
Born in New York City, Dr. Solomon received a BS degree from Bucknell University and then, BSM and MD degrees from Duke University School of Medicine. Subsequently, his clinical training was in the fields of internal medicine, hematology, and oncology, and research training at the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute and the Rockefeller University. In 1966, he moved to Knoxville and began his career as a physician and medical scientist as a faculty member at the UT Graduate School of Medicine where he eventually achieved the rank of Professor of Medicine, Director of the Human Immunology and Cancer Program, and became one of the seven national American Cancer Society’s Clinical Research Professors. Dr. Solomon is a member of the Board of Advisors for UT’s College of Nursing and the Department of Religious Studies, and had served in a similar capacity for the Clarence Brown Theatre. Other community endeavors include membership on the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees and chair of the committee to build the new structure; founding board member of the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum and chair of the Master Plan committee. Other interests include being a stone mason and landscaper at his home called GATOP (God’s Answer To Our Prayer). Dr. Solomon is a member of Heska Amuna Synagogue, the husband of the noted yoga instructor Andrea Cartwright, father of two sons and two stepsons, grandfather of eight, and one great-grandson.