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Faculty Member

Michael Silverman MD, FRCP, FACP

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Office Address
Office Address: 268 Grosvenor st London ON N6A 4V2
Centre for Global Health
Clinical Public Health Division
Assistant Professor
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

Prevention of Mother to child transmission of HIV in African breast feeding infants

Rheumatic Heart disease in children in tropical countries

Molecular evolution of Yaws and Syphilis

Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection

Education & Training History

Medical School and Internal Medicine Residency- University of Toronto

Infectious Diseases Fellowship- University of Manitoba

HIV Research Fellowship- University of California, San Francisco

Other Affiliations519-646-6311

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Lakeridge Health Oshawa, and Rouge Valley Ajax

Professional Summary & Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, Division of Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Honours & Awards

Global Scholar PAS Center for International Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Current Research Projects

1) Assessment of Long Term Infant Neuro-Cognitive Outcomes following Implementation of the WHO B+ regimen for the prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Zambia

2) Two year Infant Survival and Transmission Using Maternal cART in Zambia

3) Correlation of Throat Swab PCR Results for S. pyogenes and Echocardiography Findings of Rheumatic Heart Disease in South American AmerIndian Children

Representative Publications

1) Ngoma M, Misir A, Mutale W, Pilon R, and Silverman MS*. 18 Month Efficacy and Safety of the New WHO B+ Regimen in the Prevention of Breast Feeding Transmission of HIV-1 in Zambia. ICAAC (International Congress of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy). San Francisco Sept 10, 2012. LB3565

2) P Thistle, S Bolotin, E Lam, D Schwarz, R Pilon, B Ndawana, AE Simor, and M Silverman*. Evaluation of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Rural Zimbabwe during a Socio-Economic Crisis. Medicine Conflict and Survival. Dec 15, 2011, 18:47; 165-76

3) Saunders NR, Scolnik D, Rebbapragada A, Koelink E, Craw L, Roth S, Aronson L, Perusini S, and Silverman MS*. Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia Caused By Human Papilloma Virus 13 in South America. Pediatric Infectious Diseases June 2010 – Volume 29 – Issue 6 – pp 550-552

4) Silverman M*, Davis I, and Pillai D. Success of self-administered home fecal transplantation for chronic Clostridium difficile infection. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. May 2010. Volume 8, Issue 5, Pages 471-473.

5 ) Ross J. Davidson, Ian Davis, Barbara M. Willey, Keyro Rizg, Shelly Bolotin, Vanessa Porter, Jane Polsky, Nick Daneman, Allison McGeer, Paul Yang, Dennis Scolnik, Roy Rowsell, Olga Imas and Michael S. Silverman*. Antimalarial Therapy Selection for Quinolone Resistance among Escherichia coli in the Absence of Quinolone Exposure, in Tropical South America. PLoS ONE July 16, 2008. 3(7): e2727. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002727.

6) Harper KN, Ocampo PS, Steiner BM, George R, Silverman MS, Bolotin S, Pillay A, Saunders NJ, Armelagos GJ. On the Origin of the Treponematoses: A Phylogenetic Approach. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Jan 15, 2008, 2(1): e148. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000148

7) Thistle P, Spitzer R, Glazier R, Pilon R, Arbess G, Simor A, Gottessman M, Boyle E, Chitsikie I, Chipato T, and Silverman M. Combined Nevirapine and Zidovudine compared to Nevirapine alone in prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission. Clinical Infectious Diseases Jan 1/2007:44; 111-9

8) Silverman M*, Aronson L, Eccles M, Eisenstadt J, Gottesman M, Rowsell R, Ferron M, Scolnik D. Leptospirosis in febrile men ingesting Agouti Paca in South America. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 2004; 98(8). 851-9