Dr. Silverman, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate as well as Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at both Long Island College Hospital at SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital Center, joined the faculty of SUNY Downstate in February 2011. After graduating from New York University School of Medicine with both a medical degree and a doctorate in Physiology and Neuroscience, Dr. Silverman completed the Harvard University Otolaryngology Residency Program. He then completed two clinical fellowships: first in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Holinger; followed by a Laryngology & Voice Fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University, having trained with Dr. Ramon Franco. Dr. Silverman has extensive training and clinical expertise in both pediatric and adult airway management as well as voice disorders. In addition, his research background has uniquely prepared him for a career as a clinician scientist in Otolaryngology. Research interests include nerve regeneration, vocal fold immobility, and translation of basic science findings to the clinical arena. His clinical areas of interest include pediatric and adult laryngology; bronchoesophagology; voice and swallowing problems; treatment of pediatric head and neck masses; vascular malformations; and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. He has authored manuscripts for both clinical and basic science journals, as well as several book chapters, and he is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.