Medical College of Wisconsin Names Roy L. Silverstein, M.D., Chairman of Medicine
Roy L. Silverstein, MD, has been appointed Chairman and the Linda and John Mellowes Professor in Medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Interim Dean and Executive Vice President of the College, made the appointment. Dr. Silverstein also will join the medical staff as Chief of Medicine at Froedtert Hospital, a major affiliate of the College.
Dr. Silverstein is currently the Chairman of the Department of Cell Biology and Vice Chair for Translational Research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lerner Research Institute. He is also Professor of Molecular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and holds the Jan Bleeksma Endowed Chair in Vascular Biology.
Dr. Kerschner describes Dr. Silverstein as an expert on vascular biology, atherosclerosis, thrombosis and bleeding disorders, and hematology/oncology translational research.
“Dr. Silverstein is internationally distinguished as an accomplished researcher, teacher, mentor and clinician,” Dr. Kerschner said. “His lifelong commitment to medical education and research will continue a longstanding tradition in the department of medicine at the Medical College.”
Dr. Silverstein is an innovative scientist who has published 140 full-length manuscripts, contributed to 20 books or book reviews, and made more than 100 scientific and clinical presentations to regional, national and international colleagues. A National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigator with three active awards, Dr. Silverstein has a long track record of additional foundation and industry support for his research.
Dr. Silverstein currently holds three academic appointments at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; he teaches at the Heart and Vascular Institute, the Lerner Research Institute, and the Taussig Cancer Institute. He also holds academic appointments at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland State University. He has served on dozens of study sections for the NIH, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Veteran Affairs, the American Heart Association and many others.
A graduate of Brown University and Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Silverstein completed residency training in Internal Medicine as well as fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Silverstein joined the faculty at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 1987, rising to tenured professor and Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology. He joined the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as professor and chairman in 2004.
He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Professors, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. In 2009, Dr. Silverstein was honored with the Russell Ross Distinguished Lecture in Vascular Biology from the American Heart Association, and in 2008, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Physicians from the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council. An outstanding clinician, Dr. Silverstein has been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors for eleven consecutive years.
Dr. Silverstein’s appointment as Chairman is effective Sept. 1.