Betty C. Soliven, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Betty C. Soliven, MD

Professor of Neurology Director, Electrodiagnostic Laboratory for Neuromuscular Disease
Co-Director, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic

Betty Soliven, MD, is an expert in autoimmune disorders that affect the nervous system. Neurology patients with myasthenia, Guillain Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), other inflammatory neuropathies, and myositis are seen at our Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Clinic. In addition, Dr. Soliven sees patients with myotonic disorders, mitochondrial diseases and muscular dystrophies. She also co-directs the University of Chicago ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic which provides a high quality team approach to the care of patients with various forms of motor neuron disease.

An active researcher, Dr. Soliven has been involved in several neuromuscular clinical trials. Her laboratory research focuses on immune mechanisms and demyelinating diseases of the nervous system. In addition to investigating glial biology, she is working on an animal model of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.


Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Practicing Since

  • 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Santo Tomas


  • University of Santo Tomas Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

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