Layla Soliman, MD

  • Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
Layla Soliman, MD
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Atrium Health Provider
Treats Only Adults


Practicing Specialties

PsychiatryForensic Psychiatry


  • English


Dr. Soliman is board certified in general and forensic psychiatry. She focuses on inpatient psychiatry.

She received her medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio. She completed residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Soliman served as an attending psychiatrist in several settings while employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. These included a forensic assertive community treatment (FACT) team, a long-term secure residential facility, the Torrance State Hospital forensic unit, the Western Psychiatric Institute’s general adult psychiatric inpatient unit and the Re:Solve Crisis Center. She served as a crisis intervention team (CIT) trainer for the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Dr. Soliman moved to Charlotte in 2017 to join Atrium Health, where she works as a forensic psychiatrist and an adult inpatient psychiatrist. Additionally, she has led quality improvement projects related to risk assessment and mitigation. She serves on several hospital committees as well as on the Mecklenburg County Collaborative Involuntary Commitment Committee, which consists of physicians and psychologists from local and state hospitals, attorneys, magistrates, judges and law enforcement leadership.

She is active in teaching medical students and residents. Dr. Soliman is a clinical assistant professor at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health. In addition, she has been an invited speaker at several other residency programs and has presented at several national conferences.

Dr. Soliman routinely provides consultation in civil and criminal matters. Her areas of expertise include competence to stand trial (capacity to proceed), mitigating factors in criminal cases, psychic harm (psychological damages) and psychiatric malpractice.

Dr. Soliman will provide a timely, thorough review of each case and be available throughout the process to assist clients in understanding and bringing forth the relevant psychiatric issues.


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Forensic Psychiatry


University of Toledo


University of Pittsburgh


University of Pittsburgh


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