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About Dr. David Silvers

Board Certified in Neurology, Electrodiagnostic medicine/EMG, and is a Diplomate in Neuromuscular medicine

Dr. Silvers completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University and graduated from Tufts Medical School. He completed his neurology residency at the Harvard Longwood Medical Center (ie, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel-Deaconness Hospital) and his neuromuscular/electromyography fellowship at Brown University (Rhode Island Hospital). Dr. Silvers is board certified in Neurology, Electromyography, and is a diplomate of Neuromuscular Medicine. He has been on the Top Doctors list since 2010.

Dr. Silvers has over 20 years of experience in private practice (18 years in the northeast U.S.) diagnosing and treating neurological disorders. At the time of his relocation to Florida, he was an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut Medical School. Dr. Silvers is committed towards giving his patients the best neurological care while emphasizing the doctor-patient relationship.

Dr. Silvers’ interests include general neurology, neuromuscular disease/electromyography, movement disorders (eg, Parkinson's Disease), cognitive impairment, concussion and sleep disorders.

Dr. Silvers has published several case reports in highly regarded journals including Neurology, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, and Muscle and Nerve. He has been awarded the Teaching Award on 2 occasions by the neurology residents at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Additional Information

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1996, with Maintenance of Recertification completed 2016
Board Certified, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 1997, with Maintenance of Recertification completed 2016
Diplomate in Neuromuscular Medicine, Certified 2012

CERTIFICATE
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

ACSM (Addressing Concussion in Sports Among Kids and Teens) CEC Certificate, 1/2013
SPECIALTY
Board Certified in Neurology and Electromyography / Neuromuscular Disease Diplomate in Neuromuscular medicine

EDUCATION
B.A. 1986 – Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Graduated with Honors in Psychology
M.D. 1990 – Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

INTERNSHIP
Internal Medicine – Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, 1990-1991

INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY
Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, 1991-1992

NEUROLOGY RESIDENCY
Harvard Longwood Training Program, Boston, MA, 1992-1995

FELLOWSHIP
Electromyography / Neuromuscular Disease, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 1995-1996

PREVIOUS POSITION
Attending Neurologist, Hartford Neurology, LLC, Hartford CT, 1996-2014 Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

UNIVERSITY FACULTY
University of Miami
Florida Atlantic University

LICENSURE
Florida # ME119311
AWARDS
2001 Teacher of the Year Award Department of Neurology, University of Connecticut / Hartford Hospital.
2007 Teacher of the Year Award Department of Neurology, University of Connecticut / Hartford Hospital.
2010 - Present America’s Top Physicians

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
International Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Society

UNIVERSITY FACULTY
University of Miami
Florida Atlantic University

PUBLICATIONS
1. Silvers D, Felice K, Late-Onset Friedreich’s Ataxia Presenting as a Spastic Paraparesis, Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, Vol 2, No 1, September, 2000, 27- 28.
2. Poulopoulos M, Silvers D, Clinical Reasoning: A video analysis of eye and limb movement abnormalities in a parkinsonian syndrome, Neurology, Vol 73, No 5, August 4, 2009, e20-23.
3. Silvers D, Menkes D, Hemibody mirror movements in hemiparkinsonism-hemiatrophy syndrome, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 287, 2009, 260-263.
4. Eugene MC, Kitei D, Silvers D, Clinical Reasoning: A 75-year-old woman with visual disturbances and unilateral ataxia, Neurology, Vol 75, e29-e33, August, 2010.
5. Aquino K, Koralnik IJ, Silvers D, Clinical Reasoning: An 83-year-old woman with progressive hemiataxia, tremor, and infratentorial lesions, Neurology, Vol 77 (2), July 12, 2011, e7-10.
6. E Valentina, Silvers DS, Sotinou E, Tanji K, DiMauro S, Hirano M, MERRF and Kearns-Sayre overlap syndrome due to the mtDNA m.3291 T > C mutation, Muscle and Nerve, Sept, 2011.
7. Zhang, Y, Silvers DS, Propriospinal myoclonus associated with gluten sensitivity in a young woman, J Neurol Sci, Jan, 2012.
8. Whitaker CH, Wu Q, Felice KF, Silvers D, Qian Wu, Fulminant lipid storage myopathy due to multiple acyl-coenzyme a dehydrogenase deficiency, Muscle and Nerve, Feb, 2015.
9. Cases 2, 4 and 5 were show-cased in a book: Clinical Reasoning in Neurology: A Case-based Approach, 2016, edited by Aaron Berkowitz, Sashank Prasad and Mitchell Elkind