Medicine / Endocrinology

Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD

Division Chief & Associate Professor

Personal Statement:

Dr. Solis-Herrera is a Physician-Scientist and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio (UTHSA). She is  also an active collaborator of the Division of Diabetes. Additionally, she serves as the Medical Director at the Diabetes Clinic in the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC).

After completing her training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology in Mexico, where she continues to be board certified, Dr. Solis completed a 4-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes and Metabolism Research at UTHSA under the mentorship of Dr. Ralph DeFronzo. During this time, she acquired highly advanced skills in multiple research techniques, including assessment of beta-cell function with different insulin clamp techniques, insulin sensitivity, measurement of endogenous glucose production, indirect calorimetry, PET/radioactive tracers, MRI/MRS and assessment of myocardial fuel metabolism among others.

Later, she re-trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at UTHSA and is board certified on both. During this time, she continued to pursue her passion in Translational and Clinical Research in Diabetes and Metabolism, where she has secured significant Grant Funding. Dr Solis-Herrera is also a Voelcker Scholar and is well published in highly-esteemed peer-reviewed journals.

Her areas of interest include Pathogenesis of Diabetes, Mechanisms of Action of novel anti-diabetic drugs and Cardiometabolic Endocrinology. Dr. Solis-Herrera is passionate about education and service and has a Diabetes Teaching Clinic at the MARC. She supervises Clinical and Research Fellows, Residents and Graduate Students.

She is actively involved with multiple local, national and international associations and is an active member of AACE, ADA and EASD. She also serves as Associate Editor of Diabetes Spectrum and is a member of the JDRF National Grant Review Committee.


Endocrinology Fellowship: UT Health San Antonio
Internal Medicine Residency: UT Health San Antonio
Post Doctoral Fellowship: UT Health San Antonio
Diplomate: Metabolic Diseases, Nutrition and Obesity. Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, Mexico
Endocrinology Fellowship: Hospital General de Mexico, Mexico
Internal Medicine Residency: Hospital General del Estate de Sonora, Mexico
Medical Degree: Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico