Dr. Silver is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.
About Dr. Silver
Dr. Silver has held numerous leadership positions and is a former start-up company founder. She has received many awards and was recognized by The Boston Globe as the Top Innovator in Medicine. Dr. Silver’s work has focused on cancer rehabilitation, workforce diversity and inclusion, and physician wellness/burnout—often intersecting with innovation and implementation science. She has published groundbreaking research on workforce diversity and inclusion topics and is actively involved in supporting all healthcare providers.
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Expert in Cancer Prehabilitation & Rehabilitation
Dr. Silver’s work has focused on improving gaps in the delivery of healthcare services, particularly cancer rehabilitation.
She has published many scientific reports and is well-known for her ground-breaking work on “impairment driven cancer rehabilitation” which was initially published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians–a high impact factor oncology journal that is published by the American Cancer Society.
Impairment-driven cancer rehabilitation was subsequently incorporated into the American Cancer Society’s Facts & Figures. Dr. Silver is also known for her work in cancer prehabilitation. She is committed to improving healthcare for oncology patients and developed a best practices model for cancer rehabilitation care that hundreds of U.S. hospitals adopted.
Leadership Training Course
Dr. Silver directs a highly acclaimed women’s leadership CME course at Harvard Medical School. Her courses have trained thousands of physicians and other healthcare leaders throughout the U.S. and internationally.
About Dr. Silver’s Research
Dr. Silver’s research and clinical work have focused on improving gaps in the delivery of healthcare services. She has published many scientific reports and is well-known for her ground-breaking work on “impairment-driven cancer rehabilitation” which was initially published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians–a high-impact factor oncology journal that is published by the American Cancer Society. Impairment-driven cancer rehabilitation was subsequently incorporated into the American Cancer Society’s Facts & Figures. She has been a subject matter expert in cancer rehabilitation and prehabilitation for the World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Silver also developed a best practices model for cancer rehabilitation care that hundreds of U.S. hospitals adopted.
Dr. Silver received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for her cross-cutting work on patient care and workforce disparities. She has published many studies and reports in high-impact journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The BMJ, and multiple JAMA Network journals. Her work cuts across all specialties, and she has published reports in many specialty journals including PM&R, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Dermatology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, and The Journal of Infectious Diseases. As a nationally recognized expert, Dr. Silver has been invited to give keynotes and workshops at the American Psychiatric Association, American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists, American Academy of Neurology, Infectious Disease Society of America, American College of Cardiology, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and numerous other medical societies. Dr. Silver has also been an integral part of the development of the Spaulding Research Institute.
Dr. Silver’s work has been featured in many media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The London Times, and NPR. She has also appeared on numerous TV shows including the CBS Early Show, The Today Show, Fox News, and ABC News.