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Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Center
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10065
P: (646) 962-2065
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Leukemia
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10065
P: 646-962-2700 | F: 646-962-1607
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Personal Statement

As a physician, I have dedicated my career to improving the lives of people with cancer and blood disorders, with a special focus on myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including chronic myeloid leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis. I take pride that I am thought of not only as a master clinician, but also as a clinical scientist. Surely, it is through both patient care and science that we will cure the diseases to which we have dedicated ourselves. I am so pleased to have spent nearly my entire medical career at Weill Cornell, an institution that has afforded me the opportunity to focus on both the humanistic and scientific aspects of medicine.

 

Richard T. Silver Curriculum Vitae

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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Medical Oncology
Specialties
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
Expertise
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasm
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Essential Thrombocythemia
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Hematologic Malignancy

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 [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Education/Training

  • M.D., Cornell University Medical College, 1953

Honors and Awards

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  1. New York State Scholarship for Professional Study of Medicine, 1950-1953
  2. Visiting Fulbright Lecturer, University of Bahia School of Medicine, Brazil, 1958‑1959
  3. Big Pi Award for Outstanding Civic Achievement, 1975
  4. Cornell University Medical College Award of Appreciation, 1976
  5. New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists Award of Appreciation for Service as President 1991-2000
  6. Richard T. Silver Distinguished Visiting Professorship,1998
  7. 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
  8. Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professorship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2001
  9. Timothy Gee Award for Outstanding Clinician, Teacher, Mentor, Humanist presented by Sass & Strauss Foundation, May 19, 2001
  10. Lifetime achievement award for pioneering work in clinical hematology and as Founder and Medical Director of the Cancer Research & Treatment Fund (CR&T), 2008
  11. Distinguished Emeritus member, American Society of Hematology, 2010
  12. Lifetime of Academic Achievement, Dedication and Service to Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), 2011
  13. The Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association Special Achievement Award, 2012
  14. Lifetime Achievement Award, The SASS Foundation for Medical Research, Inc., 2012
  15. Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Hematology, Israel Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2013
  16. Dedication, Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2014

Biography

Titles

Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Biography

Richard T. Silver, M.D. is Professor of Medicine, Attending Physician and Emeritus Director of the Richard T. SIlver M.D. Myleoproliferative Neoplasm Center at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also Medical Director, The Cancer Research and Treatment Fund, Inc.; past President and current Member of the Board of Directors, New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists; past President and currently Senior Advisor, Weill Cornell Medical College, Alumni Association, Life Member, Cornell University Council.

 

Dr. Silver received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He completed an internship in medicine and a residency in medicine (hematology) at The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. He was a Clinical Associate in the Leukemia Service of the General Medicine Branch at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Afterwards, he served as a Visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. He then returned to The New York -Weill Cornell Medical Center where he has remained.

 

Dr. Silver has combined a career of clinical investigation, teaching and practice. He draws patients from the large metropolitan New York City area and internationally. In his career, Dr. Silver has written more than  279  peer-reviewed articles, written or edited more than 4 books, more than 20 chapters, and 254 abstracts, and served on numerous review boards and study groups; belonged to over 13 medical societies; held 10 visiting professorships; delivered more than 200 invited national lectures and 50 international lectures. He has served as editor and reviewer of many medical journals and articles; He has been the principal investigator of numerous clinical trials; He served as Acting Chairman and Vice Chairman of Cancer and Leukemia Group B, a large multi-institutional cancer research group; in this group he served also as Chair of the Chronic Leukemia Subcommittee.  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 the World, Who's Who in Science, etc.

 

His current interests are in developmental therapeutics and evaluating small molecular drugs for treating chronic myeloid leukemia and the myleoproliferative neoplasms, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis.  He is currently the Principal Investigator at Weill Cornell Medical Center of the Myeloproliferative Research Consortium, an RO1 NIH grant on the treatment of myleoproliferative neoplasms, and served as Chairman of its Membership Committee and on its Executive Committee.  He is also Principal Investigator for Weill Cornell to the European LeukemiaNet.


A summary of Dr. Silver's Education, Training and/or Faculty Appointments follows:

 

Medical Training:

  • 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
  • Visiting Fulbright Professor, University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, 1960-1961

 

Certification:

  • Diplomat, Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1973
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1965
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1962
  • Licensure, New York State, 1954
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1953

 

 

 

Current Appointments:

  • Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical
  • Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital 
  • Emeritus Director, Richard T. SIlver M.D. Myleoproliferative Neoplasm Center, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Medical Director, The Cancer Research and Treatment Fund, Inc. 
  • Board of Directors, New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists 
  • Senior Advisor, Alumni Association, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Life Member, Cornell University Council

 

Awards and Honors:

  • New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists Award of Appreciation for Service as President 1991-2000
  • Richard T. Silver Distinguished Visiting Professorship,1998
  • 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
  • Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professorship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2001
  • Timothy Gee Award for Outstanding Clinician, Teacher, Mentor, Humanist presented by Sass & Strauss Foundation, May 19, 2001
  • Lifetime achievement award for pioneering work in clinical hematology and as Founder and Medical Director of the Cancer Research & Treatment Fund (CR&T), 2008
  • Distinguished Emeritus member, American Society of Hematology, 2010
  • Lifetime of Academic Achievement, Dedication and Service to Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), 2011
  • The Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association Special Achievement Award, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The SASS Foundation for Medical Research, Inc., 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Hematology, Israel Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2013
  • Dedication, Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2014