Dr. Silverman, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate and Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 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 clinical fellowships in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, followed by a Laryngology & Voice fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University. 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.