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Gina Solomon


Occupational and environmental medicine specialist
Advocate for everyone to have safe water and air

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Gina Solomon is an occupational and environmental medicine doctor who cares for patients exposed to toxic metals, chemicals, mold, and other environmental or workplace hazards. When conducting consultations, she enjoys engaging with her patients and their entire health care teams to discover causes for puzzling symptoms as well as working to identify and address noxious workplace or environmental conditions. She is chief of the UCSF Division of Occupational, Environmental and Climate Medicine.

Solomon's research focuses on community and worker exposure to toxic chemicals and other contaminants in drinking water and air. She has also studied heat-related illness, wildfire smoke, harmful algal blooms and other hazards related to climate change. Several of her research projects have focused on community health after environmental disasters, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and the California Camp Fire in 2018.

Solomon earned her medical degree at Yale School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital, followed by a fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine at Harvard University. She also has a master of public health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Before coming to UCSF, Solomon worked as an environmental advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council, as deputy secretary for science and health at the California Environmental Protection Agency, and as director of Achieving Resilient Communities, a project of the Public Health Institute.

In her free time, Solomon enjoys walking her dogs, hiking and kayaking.

  • Education

    Yale University School of Medicine, MD, 1991

    Harvard School of Public Health, MPH, 1994

  • Residencies

    Mount Auburn Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1995

  • Fellowships

    Harvard School of Public Health, Occupational Medicine, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Occupational Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine

Environmental illness can be scary. My goal is to support my patients by answering their questions and helping them identify paths to better health.

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