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Dr. Richard  Sola, Jr.

Richard Sola, Jr., MD

Dr. Sola is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and an Acute Care Surgeon. He completed his general surgery training in Charlotte, NC, and completed his surgical critical care training in Kansas City, MO. Before joining the Grady Trauma Program, he was an Acute Care Surgeon at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, Florida. His clinical interest includes trauma, critical care, surgical education, injury prevention. His research interest includes pediatric trauma, the role of simulation in surgical education, trauma, and emergency general surgery outcomes.

He was born in San Juan, PR, and raised in Clearwater, FL. He attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, and graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, PR. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys playing tennis, yoga, running and spending time with his wife and three children.


  • Acute Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Surgery


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City


  • Morehouse

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Internship: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Hospital
  • Residency: Carolinas Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Most Impactful Poster Award, Carolinas HealthCare System Resident Quality Improvement Poster Reception, 2016

Medical Student Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 2015

Distinguished Poster Award, Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, 2014


Danner OK, Kern Q, Matthews R, Sola Jr R, Butler C, Udobi K, et al. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Therapy Reduces Time to Emergence and Arousal from TBI-induced Prolonged Coma: A Pilot Study. J Clin Med Res. 2020;2(3):1-14.

Sola R Jr, Poola AS, Memon R, Singh V, Hendrickson RJ, St Peter SD, Fraser JD. The relationship of eosinophilia with outcomes of Hirschsprung disease in children. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of Print]

Gonzalez DO, Lawrence AE, Cooper JN, Sola Jr. R, Garvey E, Weber BC, St. Peter SD, Ostlie DJ, Kohler JE, Leys CM, Deans KJ, Minneci PC. Can ultrasound reliably identify complicated appendicitis in children? J Surg Res. 2018. Sep;229:76-81