C. Arturo Solares, MD


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University School of Medicine
Skull Base Surgeon
Head and Neck Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


C. Arturo Solares, MD, is professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified head and neck surgeon, Dr. Solares has multiple clinical interests including benign and malignant diseases of the anterior and lateral skull base, head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction. He has a national and international reputation for his expertise in skull base surgery. An Emory Healthcare practicing physician, he treats patients at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown.


Dr. Solares earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City.  He completed residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, and has fellowship training from the Queensland Skull Base Unit at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, and the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.


Dr. Solares' research areas of interest include surgical simulation/applied anatomy and perineural spread of cutaneous malignancies.


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Dr. Solares has received the following awards and honors:

  • Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors", 2020, 2022
  • External Examiner, Otolaryngology Qualifying Exam, University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 2015
  • Best Doctors in America Database, 2013
  • Lawrence R. Boies Resident Research Award, Middle Section Meeting, Triological Society, 2009
  • First Place (Cleveland Clinic team), Resident Quiz Bowl, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2007
  • America's Top Surgeons, 2006

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