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Betty C. Soliven, MD

Professor of Neurology

Director, Electrodiagnostic Laboratory for Neuromuscular Disease (EMG Lab)

Co-Director, Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Clinic

Co-Director, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic

Betty Soliven, MD, is an expert in autoimmune disorders that affect the nervous system. Patients with myasthenia, Guillain Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), other inflammatory neuropathies, and myositis are seen at our Neuropathy and Neuromuscular Clinic. In addition, Dr. Soliven sees patients with myotonic disorders, mitochondrial diseases and muscular dystrophies. She also co-directs the University of Chicago ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic which provides a high quality team approach to the care of patients with various forms of motor neuron disease.

An active researcher, Dr. Soliven has been involved in several neuromuscular clinical trials. Her laboratory research focuses on immune mechanisms and demyelinating diseases of the nervous system. In addition to investigating glial biology, she is working on an animal model of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Medical School

University of Santo Tomas


Santo Tomas University Hospital, Philippines


The University of Chicago Medicine


Columbia Presbyterian, New York

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6393

Office Fax

(773) 834-5435

Office Postal Address

Betty C. Soliven, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2030
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Neurology
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Neuropathies
  • Myopathies
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Soliven's publications through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.