Richard T. Silver, M.D.
Dr. Silver is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Leukemia and Myleoproliferative Center at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also Attending Physician of New York Presbyterian Hospital; Medical Director; The Cancer Research and Treatment Funds, Inc.; sits on Board of Directors, New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists; and is a Senior Advisor, Weill Medial College of Cornell University, Alumni Association, Life Member of the Cornell University Council. Dr. Silver received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He was a Clinical Associate in the General Medicine Branch at the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute and then completed an internship in medicine and a residency in medicine (hematology) at The New York Cornell Medical Center. Afterwards, he served as a Visitng Fulbright Professor in Salavador, Bahia, Brazil. He then returned to the The New York -Weill Cornell Medical Center where he has remained.
Dr. Silver has served on numerous review boards and study groups; belonged to over 10 medical societies; held nine visiting professorships; acted as editor and reviewer of numerous medical journals; he has received numerous citations. In 1999, he was awarded the Catherine Pasmantier Award "for outstanding accomplishment and distinguished service to clinical medicine and medical oncology" and in 2001 the Timothy Gee award "for outstanding accomplishment as a compassionate physician." Dr. Silver is routinely listed among The Best Doctors in New York and is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science, etc. He is immediate President of the New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists and is currently on its Exec utive Committee. His current interests are in developmental therapeutics for the leukemias, myleoproliferative and myleodysplastic diseases and in the area translational research response in the leukemias, myleoproliferative and myleodysplastic diseases, especially polycythemia vera and chronic myeloid leukemia. He has been the principal investigator on numerous clinical trials and is currently involved in evaluating novel small molecular agents such as imatinib mesylate and dasatinib in chronic myeloid leukemia, to name a few. Dr. Silver has written or edited 4 books, 35 chapters, nearly 150 abstracts and 250 peer-reviewed articles pertaining to these topics;he has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. He is currently the Principal Investigator at Weill Cornell Medical Center of an NIH grant study to myleoproliferative diseases, and Chairman of its Membership Committee.
Widely traveled, Dr. Silver has photographed most of the worlds wonders. He won several honorable mentions in international photography competitions sponsored by Charles Pfizer, Inc. He earned membership in the Explorers Club for his pioneering work among the Indians of the Upper Xingu Basin in the Brazilian Amazon in 1965. He is an avid tennis player. He graduated from the High School of Music and Art where he was solo clarinetist in the Senior Orchestra. He was Student Director of the Symphonic Band at Cornell and solo clarinetist in the orchestra. He retains a serious interest in the clarinet and has played in numerous chamber music groups and orchestras.
Dr. Richard T. Silver has combined a career of clinical investigation, teaching and private practice. He draws patients from the large metropolitan New York City and internationally. In his illustrious career, Dr. Silver has written approximately 250 peer-reviewed articles, written or edited more than 4 books, nearly 20 chapters, and 150 abstracts, and served on numerous review boards and study groups; belonged to over 13 medical societies; held 10 visiting professorships; delivered over 178 special lectures and 42 international lectures; acted as editor and reviewer of numerous medical journals; He served as Acting Chairman and Vice Chairman of Cancer and Leukemia Group B, a large multi-institutional chemotherapy research group; in this group he served also as Chair of the Chronic Leukemia Subcommittee He has received numerous citations and is routinely listed among the "The Best Doctors" in New York. He is the immediate past President of the New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists. He is currently the Principal Investigator at Weill Cornell Medical Center of an NIH grant to study the myleoproliferative diseases, and is Chairman of its Membership Committee.
A summary of Dr. Silver's Education, Training and/or Faculty Appointments is listed as following:
- Resident in Medicine (Hematology), The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1957-1958
- Assistant Resident in Medicine, The New York-Cornell Medical Center, 1956-1957
- Intern in Medicine, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1953-54
- Clinical Associate, General Medicine Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 1954-1956
- Diplomate, Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1973
- Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1965
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1962
- Licensure, New York State, 1954
- Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1953
- Visiting Fulbright Professor, Brazil, 1960-1961
- Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University;
- Attending Physician of New York-Presbyterian Hospital;
- Medical Director, The Cancer Research and Treatment Fund, Inc.;
- Board of Directors, New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists;
- Senior Advisor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University,
- Alumni Association Member,
- Life Member, Cornell University Council,
- Medical Director, Leukemia and Myeloproliferative Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Honors and Awards:
- Catherine Pasmantier Award - June 3, 1999
- Outstanding Accomplishment and Distinguished Service to Clinical Medicine and Medical Oncology.
- Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professorship of Hematology & Medical Oncology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. April 2, 2001
- Timothy Gee Award: Sass & Straus Leukemia Foundation, May 19, 2001, for Outstanding Clinician,
- Teacher, Mentor, Humanist; Lifetime Ahievement Award,
- Cancer Research and Treatment Fund, 2008.
- Lifetime of Academic Achievement, Dedication and Service to Weill Cornell Medical College, 2011
- The Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association Special Achievement Award, 2012
- Lifetime Achievement Award, The SASS Foundation for Medical Research, Inc., 2012
Insurance Plans Accepted
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- AETNA [PPO]
- AETNA [HMO]
- AETNA [Medicare]
- Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
- Medicare [Medicare]
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
Honors and Awards
New York State Scholarship for Professional Study of Medicine, 1950-1953
Visiting Fulbright Lecturer, University of Bahia School of Medicine, Brazil, 1958 1959
Big Pi Award for Outstanding Civic Achievement, 1975
Cornell University Medical College Award of Appreciation, 1976
Pasmantier Award of the New York Cancer Society and Fund for Blood and Cancer Research for Outstanding Accomplishment and Distinguished Service to Clinical Medicine and Medical Oncology, June-1999
New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists Award of Appreciation for Service as President 1991-2000
Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professorship: Hematology & Medical Oncology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, April 2001
Timothy Gee Award for Outstanding Clinician, Teacher, Mentor, Humanist presented by Sass & Strauss Foundation, May 19, 2001
- Medical Oncology
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myeloproliferative Disorder
- Hematologic Malignancy
Contact and Practices
- Medical Oncology
- M.D., Cornell University Medical College, NY, 1953