Laurence M. Solberg, M.D.

Published: August 15th, 2013

Category: Faculty, IOA Executive Board

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Vice Chair for Clinical Operations.
Program Director, Graduate Programs in Gerontology and Aging and Geriatrics Practice.


2004 Mowry Road, Gainesville, Fl 32611
PO Box 100107, Gainesville, FL 32610.


352-265-0615 (clinic)




Medical School
Jagiellonian University

Hospital of Saint Raphael
Internal Medicine

Yale New Haven Medical Center
Geriatric Medicine

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Dr. Laurence M. Solberg earned his medical degree from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in geriatric medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Solberg then joined a private practice in geriatric medicine at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington Massachusetts. He was the medical director of an Acute Rehabilitation facility and a Long Term Care facility, and was the director of geriatric medical education. He also did research on caregiver stress in dementia patients.
Dr. Solberg moved to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to pursue an academic career with medical student and resident education focusing on the use of automated "just-in-time" learning integrated with geriatrics consultations in the hospital. While at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine he was awarded a geriatrics academic career award (GACA) from HRSA. Dr. Solberg's research focused on nursing recognition of delirium in the hospitalized older patient and the communication between nurses and doctors using electronic order sets and computerized decision support tools. He published several articles on these topics.
Dr. Solberg is active in the American Geriatrics Society serving on several committees. He is a frequent speaker at national symposia and has presented many abstracts at national scientific meetings. In 2012 Dr. Solberg was inducted as a fellow in the American Geriatrics Society for contributions to the field in clinical, educational, and research activities.
Dr. Solberg joined the faculty at the University of Florida as the Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and is the Ruth Jewett Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Florida. Under Dr. Solberg's leadership the division of geriatric medicine has undergone extensive growth in patient care opportunities and faculty. Dr Solberg implemented a hospital geriatrics consult service, an Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit, expanded the UF Health Senior Care primary care clinic with three clinic locations, and expanded the care in the community developing partnerships with several Post Acute Care facilities. He was named the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in recognition of the strong growth and expansion of the clinical service. Dr. Solberg is also affiliated with the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, NF/SGVHS with an appointment in the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC) focusing on the education and research efforts to recognize and treat delirium in the hospital in the older veteran population.
Dr. Solberg is also the program director for the graduate programs in Gerontology and Aging and Geriatrics Practice. He was the leader of the team that developed and implemented these graduate education programs. He teaches a course entitled Geriatric and Age Related Diseases, which gives an understanding of health concerns for older people.

Dr. Solberg has been awarded the Fellow status by the Gerontological Society of America through the Health Sciences section in 2018. GSA fellowship is the highest class of membership and is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology.


Clinical Associate Professor and Chief, Geriatric Medicine Division


Geriatric Medicine Board Certified; ABIM 2006, 2017
Internal Medicine Board Certified; ABIM 2005, 2016
Fellowship - American Geriatric Society 2012
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Geriatric Academic Career Award (K01HP20520-01-00) 2010

Professional Interests

Delirium in hospitalized older patients
Hospital Care of older patients
Stress in caregivers of dementia patients
Geriatrics consults
Sarcopenia in the older adult
Medical Education – Geriatric Medicine
Interprofessional Education
Medical Education with automated "just-in-time" learning

Delirium in hospitalized older patients
Hospital Care of Elders
Stress in caregivers of dementia patients
Geriatrics consults
Medical Education with automated "just-in-time" learning




  • Solberg, LM; Besdine R, McNicoll L, Mendelson DA, eds; (2017) AGS CoCare: Ortho Co-management Curriculum, “Falls Assessment and Prevention,” American Geriatrics Society, New York, NY 2017 (peer reviewed contribution)
  • Setters, B., & Solberg, L. M. (2017). Delirium. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 44(3), 541-559.
  • Carter, C. S., Solberg, L. B., & Solberg, L. M. (2017). Applying theories of adult learning in developing online programs in gerontology. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 23(2), 197-205.
  • Anton, S. D., Hida, A., Mankowski, R., Layne, A., Solberg, L., Mainous, A. G., & Buford, T. W. (2016). Nutrition and Exercise in Sarcopenia. Current protein & peptide science.
  • Solberg, Laurence M., and Jacobo Hincapie-Echeverri. (2015); “Palliative Care in the Emergency Department.” Critical care nursing clinics of North America3: 355-368.
  • Anton SD, Woods AJ, Ashizawa T, Barb D, Buford TW, Carter CS, Clark DJ, Cohen RA, Corbett DB, Cruz-Almeida Y, Dotson V, Ebner N, Efron PA, Fillingim RB, Foster TC, Gundermann DM, Joseph AM, Karabetian C, Leeuwenburgh C, Manini TM, Marsiske M, Mankowski RT, Mutchie HL, Perri MG, Ranka S, Rashidi P, Sandesara B, Scarpace PJ, Sibille KT, Solberg LM, Someya S, Uphold C, Wohlgemuth S, Wu SS, Pahor M. (2015). Successful aging: Advancing the science of physical independence in older adults. Ageing research reviews, 24, 304-327.
  • Solberg LB, Solberg LM, Carter, CS (2015); “Geriatric Care Boot Camp: An Interprofessional Education Program for Health Care Professionals” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(5), 997-1001
  • Solberg, L. M., Solberg, L. B., & Peterson, E. N. (2014); “Measuring impact of stress in sandwich generation caring for demented parents.”GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry27(4), 171.
  • Alessandro Morandi, Eduard Vasilevskis, Pratik P Pandharipande, Timothy D Girard, Laurence M Solberg, Erin B Neal, Tyler Koestner, Renee E Torres, Jennifer L Thompson, Ayumi K Shintani, Jin H Han, John F Schnelle, Donna M Fick, E Wesley Ely, Sunil Kripalani; (2013) “Inappropriate medication prescriptions in elderly adults surviving an intensive care unit hospitalization.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society  July; 61(7):1128-34.
  • Solberg LM, Plummer CE, May K, MSN, Mion LC; (2012) “A Quality Improvement Program To Increase Nurses’ Detection Of Delirium On An Acute Medical Unit” Geriatr Nurs. 2013 Jan;34(1):75-9.Solberg LM, Porier R, Powers JS, “Geriatric Consults offer help and maybe education” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May;60(5):993-4
  • Solberg, LM “Care of hospitalized elders – a case presentation and group discussion exercise.” The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2012,
  • Alessandro Morandi, MD, Eduard Eric Vasilevskis, MD, Pratik Pandharipande, MD, MSCI, Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI, Laurence M. Solberg, MD, Erin B. Neal, PharmD, Tyler Koestner, MS, Renee Torres, MS, Jennifer L. Thompson, MPH, Ayumi Shintani, PhD, MPH, Jin Ho Han, MD, MSc, John Schnelle, PhD, Donna M. Fick, PhD, E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc;Inappropriate Medications in Elderly ICU Survivors: Where to Intervene?”;   Archives of Internal Medicine  2011;171(11):1032-1034.
  • Solberg, LM “Quick Reference for Geriatric Syndromes”, The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe); 2010, Available from:
  • Jin H. Han, MD, MSc, Ayumi Shintani, PhD, Svetlana Eden, MS, Alessandro Morandi, MD, Laurence Solberg, MD, John Schnelle, PhD, Robert S. Dittus, MD, MPH, Alan B. Storrow, MD, E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH; “Delirium in the Emergency Department: An Independent Predictor of Death Within 6 Months.”; Annals of Emergency Medicine. 01-SEP-2010; 56(3): 244-252.e1
  • A Morandi, Solberg, et al; “Documentation and Management of Words Associated With Delirium Among Elderly Patients in Postacute Care: A Pilot Investigation.” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2009; 10:330-334.