Michael D. Silverstein, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

Michael Silverstein
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall

Biography

Dr. Michael Silverstein is the Director of the Division of General Pediatrics and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at BUSM, as well as the Vice Chairman for Research for the Department of Pediatrics. He attended Harvard University and Harvard Medical School and completed his medical training at the University of Washington, where he also did his fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He joined the Boston University faculty in 2004.

Dr. Silverstein’s work focuses on family-based mental health, specifically maternal depression, traumatic stress, and addiction in newborns and infants, among other topics that allow him to exercise his commitment to working with low-income and under-served children. This passion is something Dr. Silverstein pursues here at BMC as well as outside the hospital, having served as the medical Director at Action for Boston Community Development Head Start for more than seven years. He also sits on several committees whose objectives are concerned with improving access to and quality of care for disadvantaged populations. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two children.

Other Positions

  • Director (Section), General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Associate Chief Medical Officer for Research and Population Health, Boston Medical Center
  • Active Staff Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Harvard University, MD
  • University of Washington, MPH
  • Harvard College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 4/16/2019

    Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Cabana M, Caughey AB, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Pbert L, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB. Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA. 2019 04 16; 321(15):1502-1509. PMID: 30990556.

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  • Published on 2/12/2019

    Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Grossman DC, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB. Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA. 2019 02 12; 321(6):580-587. PMID: 30747971.

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  • Published on 1/29/2019

    Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB. Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement. JAMA. 2019 Jan 29; 321(4):394-398. PMID: 30694327.

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  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Broder-Fingert S, Sheldrick CR, Silverstein M. The Value of State Differences in Autism When Compared to a National Prevalence Estimate. Pediatrics. 2018 12; 142(6). PMID: 30478239.

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  • Published on 11/27/2018

    Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Grossman DC, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB. Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA. 2018 11 27; 320(20):2122-2128. PMID: 30480735.

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  • Published on 11/13/2018

    Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB. Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA. 2018 11 13; 320(18):1899-1909. PMID: 30422199.

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  • Published on 11/8/2018

    Broder-Fingert S, Qin S, Goupil J, Rosenberg J, Augustyn M, Blum N, Bennett A, Weitzman C, Guevara JP, Fenick A, Silverstein M, Feinberg E. A mixed-methods process evaluation of Family Navigation implementation for autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2018 Nov 08; 1362361318808460. PMID: 30404548.

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  • Published on 11/1/2018

    Hadland SE, Bagley SM, Rodean J, Silverstein M, Levy S, Larochelle MR, Samet JH, Zima BT. Receipt of Timely Addiction Treatment and Association of Early Medication Treatment With Retention in Care Among Youths With Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Nov 01; 172(11):1029-1037. PMID: 30208470.

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  • Published on 10/25/2018

    Chatterjee A, Larochelle MR, Xuan Z, Wang N, Bernson D, Silverstein M, Hadland SE, Land T, Samet JH, Walley AY, Bagley SM. Non-fatal opioid-related overdoses among adolescents in Massachusetts 2012-2014. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 01 01; 194:28-31. PMID: 30391835.

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  • Published on 10/23/2018

    Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Grossman DC, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Kurth A, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB. Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Final Recommendation Statement. JAMA. 2018 10 23; 320(16):1678-1687. PMID: 30357305.

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