NIH Clinical Center Senior Staff

Beth Solomon, MS, CCC-SLP


Beth Solomon is the Lead Senior Speech Language Pathologist of the Speech Language Pathology Section of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the NIH Clinical Center. She earned her undergraduate degrees at the University of Massachusetts in Communication Disorders and Elementary Education and her Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Columbia University in New York. She did her fellowship training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and subsequently earned her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Her clinical practice and primary areas of interests include the assessment and management of oral motor and swallowing of medically complex infants and children, rehabilitation of speech and swallowing in head and neck cancer, treatment of voice disorders and craniofacial anomalies.

She is currently involved in a host of research protocols investigating phenotypic expressions of Niemen Pick Disease, Neurofibromatosis Type I, Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome, and Smith Mavens Syndrome, Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease and Kennedy's Disease. Additionally, she is investigating other speech and swallowing treatment outcomes in myositis disease and aphasia. Beth currently is collaborating with many of the NIH institutes including National Institutes of Child Health and Development, National Cancer Institutes, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke and National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Ms. Solomon has been recognized as an Infant and Toddler Specialist by the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families in the State of Maryland. She has been appointed the Speech Language Pathology Liaison to the Public Health Service and United States Surgeon General's Office for five consecutive terms of office. She received the National Institutes of Health Directors Award in 1998 for her clinical practice and research in head and neck cancer and in 2005 for teaching, training and leadership in developing, implementing and evaluating a tracheostomy care project to improve patient care and staff competencies.

Selected Publications


Solomon, B.I.: Recognizing and Treating Voice Problems in Children with Myositis in Pediatric Myositis in Pediatric Myositis, Rider,L., Pachman, L., Miller, Fl, Bollar, H., eds Myositis Foundation 2007: 283-289.

Solomon, B.I.: Cleft Lip and Palate: Infancy through Adolescence Associated Swallowing, Speech and Language Issues, CMF Hyperguide. Slack Incorporpated: (update 2005)

Solomon, B.I., Augustine, E., Gerber.L: "New Approaches to Evaluation and Intervention in the Rehabilitation of Cancer Patients" in Recent Research Developments in Cancer, Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India 4(2002) 553-568.

Sessions, R.B., Martin, G.F., Miller, S.D., Solomon, B.I.:"Videolaryngostroboscopy in Glottic Cancer Analysis: Blitzer, A., Sasaki, C.: Neurologic Diseases of the Larynx. Thieme Medical Publishers. March 1992.


Merideth MA, Gordon LB, Clauss S, Sachdev V, Smith AC, Perry MB, Brewer CC, Zalewski C, Kim HJ, Solomon B, Brooks BP, Gerber LH, Turner ML, Domingo DL, Hart TC, Graf J, Reynolds JC, Gropman A, Yanovski JA, Gerhard-Herman M, Collins FS, Nabel EG, Cannon RO 3rd, Gahl WA, Introne WJ. Phenotype and course of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2008 Feb 7; 358(6):592-604

Doherty ES, Lacbawan F, Hadley DW, Brewer C, Zalewski C, Kim HJ, Solomon B, Rosenbaum K, Domingo DL, Hart TC, Brooks BP, Immken L, Lowry RB, Kimonis V, Shanske AL, Jehee FS, Bueno MR, Knightly C, McDonald-McGinn D, Zackai EH, Muenke MMuenke syndrome (FGFR3-related craniosynostosis): expansion of the phenotype and review of the literature. Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Dec 15;143(24):3204-15

Solomon, B., Smith, A.: "Speech Language Issues in the Early Childhood Years", ASHA Leader, November 2005

Hay, B, Martin, J.E., Karp, B., Davis, J., Darnell, D., Solomon, B., Puck, J., Familial immunodeficiency with cutaneous vasculitis,myoclonus, and cognitive impairment, American Journal of Medical Genetics. 125A:145-151 (2004)

Zalewski, Christopher K, Solomon, Beth, McCullagh, Linda, Smith, Ann C.M.: Audiologic Phenotype of Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Brewer, Carmen C. ASHA Leader 2003 Vol. 8 p. 77.

Solomon, B., McCullah, L., Krasenwich, D., Smith. ACM.: Oral Sensory Motor, Swallowing and Speech Findings in Smith Magenis Syndrme: A Research Update. American Society of Human Genetic Research 71 (4) Supplement Oct 2002 p. 271.

Altarescu G, Sun M, Moore DF, Smith JA, Wiggs EA, Solomon BI, Patronas NJ, Frei KP, Gupta S, Kaneski CR, Quarrell OW, Slaugenhaupt SA, Goldin E, Schiffmann R.The neurogenetics of mucolipidosis type IV. Neurology. 2002 Aug 13;59(3):306-13.

Hay, B.N., Davis, J., Darnell, D., Karp, B., Martin, J.E., Solomon, B. I. , Turner, M. L., Puck, J.M., and Holland, S.M.: " A Novel Syndrome of Elevated Serum IgE, Recurrent Infections, Vasculitis and Neurocognitive Impairment with Myoclonus." American Journal of Human Genetics. 69 (4) Suppl. 304. 2001.

"Concurrent Pacitaxel and Radiation in Treatment of Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer." Soon Woo, J., Herscher, L. Solomon. B. et. al.: Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 19, No 3, February, 2001: pp 800-811.

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