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Jay V. Solnick, M.D., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Jay V. Solnick

Philosophy of Care

I seek to provide high value care in a thoughtful and compassionate manner.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Solnick specializes in adult infectious diseases.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Solnick receives NIH funding for his research laboratory that studies the gastric pathogen helicobactyer pylori, which causes peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancel. 




Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Immunology


Infectious Diseases
Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Infectious Diseases Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 0101
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2737

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:



M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, 1986
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1977
B.A., UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, 1971


Internal Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1986-87


Internal Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1987-89


Microbiology, Pasteur Institute, Paris, 1993-1994
Infectious Diseases, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1989-94

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, 2010

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Microbiology
Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America

Select Honors and Awards:

Charter Member, GMPB NIH Study Section, 2010

Select Recent Publications:

Ruhaak, LR, Barkauskas, DA, Torres, J, Cooke, CL, Wu, LD, Stroble, C, Ozcan, S, Williams, CC, Camorlinga, M, Rocke, DM, Lebrilla, CB and Solnick, JV.  The serum immunoglobulin G glycosylation signature of gastric cancer.  EuPA Open Proteom. 2015, 6:1-9.

Ottolini, B, Hornsby, M.J., Abujaber, R, Macarthur, Badge, JRM, Schwarzacher, T, Albertson , D, Bevins, CL, Solnick, JV, and Hollox, EJ.  Evidence of convergent evolution in humans and macaques supports an adaptive role for copy number variation of the beta-defensin-2 gene.  Genome Biol Evol. 2014, 6:3025-38.

Linz, B, Windsor, HM, McGraw, JJ ,Hansen, LM , Gajewski, JP,Tomsho,LP, Hake,CM, Solnick, JV,  Schuster, SC, and Marshall, BJ. A mutation burst during the acute phase of Helicobacter pylori infection in humans and rhesus macaques.  Nat Commun. 2014, 5:4165.

Martin, ME and Solnick, JV.  The gastric microbial community, Helicobacter pylori colonization, and disease. Gut Microbes. 2014, 5: 1-6.

Ozcan S, Barkauskas DA, Ruhaak LR, Javier Torres J, Cooke CL, An H, Hua S, Williams  CC, Dimapasoc LM, Kim J, Camorlinga-Ponce M, Rocke DM, Lebrilla C, Solnick J.V.  Serum glycan signatures of gastric cancer.  Cancer Prev Res, 2013 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Moore ME, Lam A, Bhatnagar S, Solnick JV.  Environmental determinants of transformation efficiency in Helicobacter pylori.  J Bacteriol 2013 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Martin, ME, Bhatnagar, S, George, MD, Paster, BJ, Canfield, DR, Eisen, JA, and Solnick, JV. The impact of Helicobacter pylori infection on the gastric microbiota of the rhesus macaque. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(10): e76375.

Cooke, CL, Torres, J, Solnick, JV. Biomarkers of Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric cancer.  Gut Microbes. 2013 Jul 12;4(6). [Epub ahead of print] 

Barrozo, RM, Cooke, CL, Hansen, LM, Lam, AM, Gaddy, JA, Johnson, EM, Cariaga, TA, Suarez, G, Peek, RM Jr, Cover, TL, and Solnick, JV.  Functional plasticity in the type IV secretion system of Helicobacter pylori.  PLoS Pathogens, 2013, Feb;9(2):e1003189 

Gyorke, C, Wang, S, Leslie, J, Cohen, S, Solnick, JV, Polage, CR. Evaluation of fecal C. difficile load and limit of detection during a prospective comparison of two molecular tests, the illumigene C. difficile and Xpert C. difficile/Epi.  J Clin Microbiol, 2013, 51:278-80.

Martin, ME, Dieter, JA, Luo, Z, Baumgarth, N and Solnick, JV.  Predicting the outcome of infectious diseases:  Variability among inbred mice as a new and powerful tool for biomarker discovery.  mBio, 2012 Oct 16;3(5):e00199-12.

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