Dr. Charles Sola is a board certified dermatologist who received his Doctor of Medicine from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) medical school. Dr. Sola, “Lieutenant Commander Sola” is currently an active duty officer in the United States Navy and a practicing dermatologist at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center.
Dr. Sola was born at Loring Air Force Base, Maine to a military family. After high school graduation in Miami, Florida, he enlisted in the United States Navy as an undesignated seaman. Dr. Sola initially attended the University of Miami, where he earned a degree in Philosophy in 2002. He then returned to active duty in 2008 after graduating from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) medical school in Bethesda, Maryland.
Upon graduation from USUHS with a Medical Doctorate degree, Dr. Sola transferred to the Naval Medical Center San Diego for a Transitional Year Internship. After finishing his Internship, he was accepted to Undersea and Diving Medicine training in Groton, Connecticut. He graduated as class “Honor Man” in 2010 and was assigned to the Naval Health Clinic Charleston. His primary duty was in support of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, and his additional duties included Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and US Naval Consolidated Brig Medical Officer. In 2012, he transferred to Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR in Little Creek, Virginia. He served there for three years in support of SEAL and Special Boat Team operations and medical planning. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 2014. In 2015, he returned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego to finish his training in Dermatology. He graduated from dermatology residency in 2018 and earned board certification shortly after. He began his utilization tour as a board certified dermatologist in 2018 at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. While assigned to NMCP, he completed two deployments onboard the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) providing humanitarian relief to 13 countries in Central and South America affected by the Venezuelan migrant crisis.
His personal awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and several campaign medals and unit awards.
Dr. Sola is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Association of Military Dermatologists. Since 2019 he has served on the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s Leadership Development Work Group.
Dr. Sola enjoys camping, playing guitar and watching movies with his wife of 15 years and his children aged 13 and 7.