Dr. Elizabeth “Blair” Solow is an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatic Diseases. Dr. Solow received her M.D. degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her internship and residency training at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Solow stayed on to receive her fellowship training in Rheumatology at UT Southwestern. During her Rheumatology fellowship she completed a Masters in Clinical Science from UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine.

Upon completing her fellowship in 2012, Dr. Solow joined UT Southwestern as full-time faculty. She has been supported by the American Heart Association, and focuses the majority of her time on conducting translational research under the mentorship of Drs. David Karp, Wanpen Vongpatanasin, and Philip Shaul. Dr. Solow’s research focuses on endothelial dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis. The remainder of her time is allocated towards patient care and education of medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Solow is actively involved in the American College of Rheumatology, and she is currently serving on the Governmental Affairs Committee.


Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2006)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012), Rheumatology

Clinical Interest

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Systemic Sclerosis


Relapsing Polychondritis

Crystalline Arthropathies



Polymyalgia Rheumatic

Research Interest

  • Improving the delivery of care for patients with rheumatic disease.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular outcomes


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Update in Rheumatology: Evidence Published in 2013.
Solow EB, Kazi S, Makris UE Ann. Intern. Med. 2014 Apr

Honors & Awards

  • J. Michael Young Grant
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Kansas (2000)
  • 1927-35 English Faculty Memorial Scholarship
    University of Kansas (1998-1999)
  • Flinn Vee Scholarship
    University of Kansas (1997-1999)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association (2011)
  • American College of Rheumatology (2009)
  • Arthritis Foundation (2009)