Julian Solway, MD

Pulmonary Medicine (Pulmonology), Critical Care Medicine | More

Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Director, Institute for Translational Medicine
Dean for Translational Medicine for Biological Sciences Division
Vice Chair, Research for Department of Medicine
Chair, Committee on Molecular Medicine

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Julian Solway, MD, is an expert in pulmonary medicine with a particular interest in the management of severe and persistent asthma. Under his leadership, researchers, scientists and clinicians work to understand the causes of disease and to bring new therapies to the public.

Dr. Solway's research focuses on the structure and function of smooth muscle, the tissue that encircles the bronchial tubes. When irritated, smooth muscle contracts, narrowing these air passages and making it hard to breathe. By studying this process, Dr. Solway hopes to find more effective treatments for asthma. His work has been extensively funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Solway trains medical, graduate, and postdoctoral students in the study respiratory biology. He is also a prolific scholar, having authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous chapters in leading textbooks on lung biology, asthma, and pulmonary pharmacology.

Medical Education

  • Harvard University Medical School


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Association of American Physicians
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Physiological Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1987

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English