Professor Solomon has extensive experience in clinical surgical research and has published over 300 papers and obtained over 15 million dollars in peer reviewed research grants. He is the Founding Director and Head of the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) at the University of Sydney since 2004 which was established as a multidisciplinary, academic research unit dedicated to the advancement of evidence-based surgical practice through the conduct of outcomes-orientated surgical research. Professor Solomon has supervised 38 Masters and Honours degrees as well as 5 completed PhD’s with a further 3 currently in progress. Professor Solomon was appointed in 2014 the inaugural Chairman of the Institute of Academic Surgery at RPA. This novel Institute focuses on enhancing academic surgery by fostering and mentoring academic careers, surgical education, social media, global health, current surgical research and most critically the future of surgery and has led to 13 academic appointments at the University of Sydney as part of the Institute.
Professor Solomon’s surgical expertise is in minimally and maximally invasive colorectal surgery with the foundation of a multi-disciplined complex pelvic surgery for advanced and recurrent malignancy unit, expertise in inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders as well as laparoscopic colorectal surgery. His current research interests lie in developing maximally invasive techniques for advanced pelvic malignancy, clinical trials of minimally invasive colorectal surgery and the assessment and performance of randomised and alternative clinical trial designs for surgical operations.