Chair of Infectious Diseases, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Dr. Silverman received his medical degree and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. He carried out his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and an HIV post-doctoral fellowship (1991-2) at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He established the Positive Care Clinic in Whitby, Ontario (the regional HIV/Hepatitis clinic) and the Durham Regional Tuberculosis Clinic in Ajax. He was a consultant in Infectious Diseases at Rouge Valley Hospital in Ajax and Lakeridge Health in Oshawa. He was Director of Infection Control in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (2004-2005). He has extensive experience conducting research and doing Humanitarian medical relief in developing countries including Guyana, South America; Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and Thailand. He is currently Chair of Infectious Diseases Division, Western University; Chief of Infectious Diseases for LHSC and SJHC, Medical Director of the HIV Clinic, St Joseph’s Hospital, London; Co-Director of Infection Control, London Health Sciences Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital; POEM Scientist in the Department of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Western University, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the University of Toronto and Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto.
He is an Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute, London, and his research interests include Fecal Microbial transplantation for C.difficile and for metabolic syndrome; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in developing countries and Prevention of Inappropriate Antibiotic use in community outpatient practice.
Aug 22, 2021 01:29 am UTC| Health
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