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Newsmaker: Dr. Kyle Soltys

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Dr. Kyle Soltys, from our Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation, received the 2013 Tribute to Excellence award from the American Liver Foundation this past week.

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Noteworthy: Soltys received the 2014 Tribute to Excellence Award from the American Liver Foundation during a luncheon last week. He was nominated by his peers for the award.

Age: 44

Residence: Aspinwall

Family: Girlfriend, Nicole; children, Cory, 17; Sarah, 12, and Talia, 7.

Education: Bachelor's degree in biology, Boston University; medical school, Boston University; medical residency at University Hospital, Newark, N.J.

Occupation: Assistant professor of surgery at the Thomas Starzl Transplant Institute at Children's Hospital of UPMC in Lawrenceville. Soltys performs liver and intestine transplants.

Background: Soltys has spent 10 years at Children's. Before his work there, he worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Quote: “It's an honor for me. Dr. Starzl was the first person to win this award. If you can win an award that Dr. Starzl won first, it makes you feel good about what you've done.”

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