Gary A. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D.

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The Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • BA, Washington and Jefferson College1978
  • PhD, University of Chicago1982
  • MD, University of Chicago, Pritzer School of Medicine1984


  • Internship, The Children’s Hospital1984 - 1985
  • Junior Assistant Resident, The Children’s Hospital1985 - 1986
  • Senior Assistant Resident, The Children’s Hospital1986 - 1987
  • Fellowship, St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine1987 - 1989
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine1988 - 1991

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1985National Board of Medical Examiners (Diplomate)
  • 1987 - 1991MO, Medical License
  • 1988American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • 1989American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
  • 1991 - 2004MA, Medical License
  • 1997American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine - recertification
  • 2004American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine - recertification
  • 2004 - 2016PA, Medical License
  • 2013American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine - recertification
  • 2016 - PresMO, Medical License
  • 2020 American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine - recertification #208826

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Sigma, Biology Honorary Society1976
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Washington and Jefferson College1978
  • Solon E. Summerfield Scholarship, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity1978
  • Birch Scholarship Award, Washington and Jefferson College1978
  • National Science Foundation, Student Originated Studies Program1978
  • National Research Service Award: Medical Scientist Training Program University of Chicago1978
  • The Medical Alumni Prize, University of Chicago1982
  • Individual National Research Service Award, NICHHD1988
  • Leukemia Society Special Fellowship1991
  • FIRST Award, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development1991
  • Lucille P. Markey Trust Child Health Fellowship1992
  • William Randolph Hearst Award1992
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Award1993
  • Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Award1994
  • Biology Smokeless Tobacco Research Council Award1994
  • The Stewart Trust of Washington D.C., Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust Grant, in Support of Promising Ideas in Basic and Applied Cancer2001
  • Inaugural Class Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award2006
  • Top Doctors, Pittsburgh Magazine2009
  • Twenty-Five Club Endowed Professorship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2009 - 2016
  • Top Doctors, Pittsburgh Magazine2010
  • Cellome Award, Thermo Scientific2011
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly2011
  • Top Doctors, Pittsburgh Magazine2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, Washington & Jefferson College2011
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly2012
  • 2014 AAP CME/CPD Award (Continuing Medical Education /Continuing Professional Development)2014
  • Top Doctors, Pittsburgh Magazine2015
  • 2015 Marshall W. Webster Physician Leadership Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2015
  • 2015 Scholars Day Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2015
  • The Harriet B. Spoehrer Professorship of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine2016
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly2016
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly2017
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science2018
  • WUSM Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society2018
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