Dr. Brian Solomon has provided innovative, cutting-edge cardiothoracic surgery at NCH and Collier County since 2017. His skills include robotic heart and lung surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery and complex valve surgery, including the only transcatheter heart valve program in Collier County. He also helped develop a lung cancer screening program, which helps improve survival rates by allowing early-stage screening and treatment for at-risk individuals. On top of that, Solomon has worked to make life-saving care available to more Floridians.

“I aided in the development of the ‘NCH Heart Team’ approach to cardiac care, which enables multiple specialists to work collaboratively to optimize patient care,” he says. “I was also an original member of the Florida ECMO network, which is an interhospital network developed during the pandemic that allowed hospitals to transfer patients to any hospital with available resources for mechanical circulatory support, as well as heart and lung transplants.”

What are your future aspirations?

I want to continue growing the cardiothoracic surgery program at NCH into one of the top programs in the nation so that it becomes a true destination surgical program. I envision a program with no limitations, which incorporates all aspects of cardiac care, research and innovation.