Betty C. Soliven, MD

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

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


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

Medical Education

  • University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery


  • University of Santo Tomas Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1986

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English