Gender: Female
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Personal Statement

I feel fortunate to have joined the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. My interest in palliative care arose from seeing the great need to maximize quality of life and provide comprehensive symptom management for patients facing chronic illnesses. As faculty member of Weill Cornell Medicine, I have been able to provide multi-disciplinary, integrative and expert symptom management to patients and support for their families. Furthermore, I have focused my educational and research interests on improving the delivery of palliative care services to Limited English Proficient patients. My goal is to ensure excellence of care for the community that I serve.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2009
  • B.S., Georgetown University, 2004

Biography

Dr. Silva is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an attending physician in the Division Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Silva completed her undergraduate studies in nursing at Georgetown University. She then obtained her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL and worked as a hospitalist at Northwestern before pursuing a fellowship in Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Upon completing her fellowship training, she joined the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in 2014.