Dr. Adam T. Silverman was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY by his parents, an elementary school teacher and a nurse.  He attended the Spackenkill school district where he graduated in the top 5% of his high school class and was a member of the Honor Society.  He was also captain of both the high school soccer and basketball teams.  His undergraduate studies included a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University at Albany.  He achieved the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students and graduated cum laude.  After graduating college he worked at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in a research laboratory dedicated to cancer. A Master of Science in Cell Biology from New York Medical College was obtained concurrently.  Dr. Silverman completed his schooling with a Medical Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine.  He achieved both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.  He was also a member of the Honor Society and an Anatomy and Histology course tutor.

Dr. Silverman then completed a General Surgery Residency, including Chief Residency, at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ.  Several teaching and leadership awards were obtained during this residency.  He then went on to broaden his surgical training in a comprehensive three-year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious University of Illinois at Chicago.  He was trained by world-renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons, Dr. Mimis Cohen and Dr. Pravin Patel, as well as many other highly regarded cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the Chicagoland area. Again he was nominated to be Chief Resident.  While living in Chicago, Dr. Silverman was also a Gross Anatomy instructor, moonlighted at Children’s Memorial Hospital and was a trauma surgeon.

After completing his training, Dr. Silverman decided to move back to his hometown and provide advanced surgical techniques in the discipline of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Observation of the medical dynamics led him to the conclusion that there was a need for a plastic surgeon to help treat patients in his community with a vast array of deformities, from birth defects to traumatic injuries to cancer related defects.

Academic and Board Certification

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery May 5, 2009
American Board of Plastic Surgery November 16, 2013

Academic Curriculum

Residency/Chief Residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Residency/Chief Residency in General Surgery
Monmouth Medical Center
Long Branch, New Jersey

Medical School
St. George’s University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies
Doctor of Medicine

Graduate School
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York
Master of Science

Undergraduate School
University at Albany
Albany, New York
Bachelor of Science

Staff Appointments

MidHudson Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Kingston Hospital, Kingston, NY

Professional Societies

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
American College of Surgeons

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Elkwood A, Rose M, Kaufman M, Ashinoff R, Patel T, Parikh M, Sunkeula K, Silverman AT The diagnosis and treatment of bilateral suprascapular nerve compression, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 126(6) December 2010, p315e-316e.

Khara L, Silverman AT, Bethel C, D’Cruz C, Sun X, Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma in a 3-year-old American Boy with a Family History of Thyroid Cancer: A case report and literature review, Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Volume 32(3), April 2010, e118-121.

Silverman AT, Hoffman R, Garza R, Cohen M, Severe Cheek and Lower Eyelid Lymphedema after Resection of Oropharyngeal Tumor and Radiation: A case report and review of the literature, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 21, Number 2, March 2010, p 598-601.

Silverman AT, Taylor J, Ciervo A, How to (repair and) Cover a Ruptured Axillary Artery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 124(6), December 2009, p449e-451e.

Silverman AT, Ahmed N, Traumatic pediatric cervical spine craniocaudal distraction injury, Injury Extra, Volume 40, Issue 1, January 2009, p 4-5.

Silverman AT, Goldfarb MG, Baker T, When should a Surgical Resident Call an Attending Surgeon?, Journal of Surgical Education, June 2008.

Silverman AT, Shin SS, Paksima N. Asymptomatic Pisiform-Hamate Coalition: A Case Report. American Journal of Orthopedics, June 2007.

Silverman AT, Parker GS Lake TR, Saad S, Ganglioneuroma; a rare diagnosis of a retrorectal tumor, Contemporary Surgery, May 2006.

Silverman AT, Paksima N.  Biplanar Kapandji intra-focal pinning of distal radius fractures; a technique paper, American Journal of Orthopedics, January 2004.

Paksima N, Kaplan FTD, Silverman AT. Use of full-thickness autograft following massive degloving injury to the forearm, The Orthopod, April 2003.

Paksima N, Joseph TN, Silverman AT. Case Study: Unstable Thumb Interphalangeal Joint Fixed with a Mitek Suture Anchor, The Orthopod, September 2002.

Gomez Lahoz E, Liegeois NJ, Zhang P, Engelman JA, Horner JW, Silverman AT, Burde R, Roussel MF, Sherr CJ, Elledge SJ, DePinho RA. Cyclin D- and E-dependent kinases and the p57(KIP2) inhibitor: cooperative interactions in vivo, Molecular Cell Biology, January 19, 1999.

Pomerantz J, Schreiber-Agus N, Liegeois NJ, Silverman AT, Alland L, Chin L, Potes J, Chen K, Orlow I, Lee HW, Cordon-Cardo C, DePinho RA. The INK4a Tumor Suppressor Gene Product, p19ARF, Interacts with MDM2 and Neutralizes MDM2’s Inhibition of p53, Cell, March 20, 1998.

Zhang P, Liegeois NJ, Wong C, Finegold M, Hou H, Thompson JC, Silverman AT, Harper JW, DePinho RA, Elledge SJ. Altered cell differentiation and proliferation in mice lacking p57KIP2 indicates a role in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Nature, May 8, 1997.

Publications Pending

Silverman AT, Seelaus R, Cager G, Cohen M, Icat Imaging, Virtual Modeling And Patient-Specific Prototyping In The Planning For Baha® Placement In Patients With Microtia: A Report Of Innovative, Technology-Based Team Planning Toward Improved Treatment Outcomes.

Silverman AT, Hayes JD, Cohen MN, Staged Reconstruction of a Full-Thickness Scalp Defect with Integra.

Silverman AT, Zhao L, Morris D, Patel P, Computed Tomographic Imaging Measurements of Children with Lambdoid Synostosis.

Silverman AT, Cohen MN, Parotid Duct Laceration: A Review.

Silverman AT, Patel P, Differential Penetrance of Cherubism.

Presentations

Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, Obesity Teaching Day, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, March 17, 2017.

Management of the Plastic Surgery Patient, Skin Wound Ostomy Resource Team (SWORT), Vassar Brothers Medical Center, October 5, 2016.

The Skin and Bones of Plastic Surgery Emergencies, EMS Trauma Symposium, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, September 28, 2016.

Management of the Plastic Surgery Patient, Skin Wound Ostomy Resource Team (SWORT), Vassar Brothers Medical Center, August 23, 2016.

Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, Tri-State Bariatrics, July, 18, 2016.

Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, Tri-State Bariatrics, April, 18, 2016.

Management of the Plastic Surgery Patient, Skin Wound Ostomy Resource Team (SWORT), Vassar Brothers Medical Center, November 30, 2015.

Silverman AT, Seelaus R, Cager G, Cohen M, Icat Imaging, Virtual Modeling And Patient-Specific Prototyping In The Planning For Baha® Placement In Patients With Microtia: A Report Of Innovative, Technology-Based Team Planning Toward Improved Treatment Outcomes, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, April 4-9, 2011.

Silverman AT, Seelaus R, Cager G, Cohen M, Icat Imaging, Virtual Modeling And Patient-Specific Prototyping In The Planning For Baha® Placement In Patients With Microtia: A Report Of Innovative, Technology-Based Team Planning Toward Improved Treatment Outcomes, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Resident Conference, January 19-22, 2011.

Silverman AT, Zhao L, Morris D, Patel P, Computed Tomographic Imaging Measurements of Children with Lambdoid Synostosis, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, May 16, 2010.

Silverman AT, Hoffman R, Cohen M, Severe Lower Eyelid Edema, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, April 20, 2009.

Silverman AT, Goldfarb MG, Baker T, When should a Surgical Resident Call an Attending Surgeon? New Jersey Chapter of American College of Surgeons, December 1, 2007.

Silverman AT, Dunnican WJ, Chaump M, Dressner R, Borao F, Arvanitis M,   Routine use of illuminated ureteral catheters for laparoscopic colon resections for diverticulitis  New Jersey Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Februaray 22, 2006.

Silverman AT, Lake TR, Saad S, Parker GS, Ganglioneuroma; a rare diagnosis of a retrorectal tumor. New England Society of ColoRectal Surgeons, June 4-June5, 2005.

Maru ST, Parker GS, Lake TR, Silverman AT, PPH: An Improved Technique For Advanced Hemorrhoidal Prolapse. New England Society of ColoRectal Surgeons, June 4-June5, 2005.

Liegeois NJ, Schreiber-Agus N, Chin L, Zheng J, Silverman AT, Lee HW, Cordon-Cardo C, Serrano M, Beach D, DePinho RA. Both p16INK4A and p19ARF act as potent negative regulators of cellular transformation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, August 14 – August 18, 1996.

Liegeois NJ, Silverman AT, DePinho RA. Genetic analysis of candidate downstream effectors of p53-dependent apoptosis, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, August 28 – September 1, 1996

Honors and Awards

Monmouth Medical Center Surgery

  • Cyril S. Arvanitis Memorial Award 2008
  • New Jersey Chapter of American College of Surgeons – Second Prize 2008
  • Drexel University Golden Apple Award 2007
  • Donald K. Brief Award – First Annual 2006
  • Ellen M. Cosgrove, MD House Staff Paper Competition Award 2006, 2007, 2008
  • New Jersey Society of Colorectal Surgeons – Second place 2006
  • Drexel University Golden Stethoscope Award 2004
  • Harry B. Slocum Award for Intern of the Year 2003

St. George’s University School of Medicine

  • Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor Society
  • Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor Society Outstanding Member of the Term
  • Student representative for New York State recertification
  • Chancellor’s List
  • Dean’s List

University at Albany

  • Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List of Distinguished Students

Medical Mission

Grenada

As a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine located on the island of Grenada Dr. Silverman has decided to donate his time and expertise to those less fortunate individuals.  In March 2015 Dr. Silverman visited Grenada to start the process of establishing a plastic surgery medical mission on the island.  He met with members of the Ministry of Health and the medical director of the general hospital to discuss the need for plastic surgery procedures.  Although a formal mission had not been established yet, he was asked to perform several surgical procedures because his expertise was needed.  Most of these procedures were on burn patients and involved local flap reconstruction of the burn wounds.

“Grenada allowed me to fulfill my dream of becoming a physician.  Now it is my turn to give back to the community.  My goal is to provide plastic surgery services to the population of Grenada at least once a year.”

Guatemala

As a general surgery resident Dr. Silverman was nominated by his chairman, Dr. Goldfarb, to attend a medical mission in Guatemala.  In February 2008 during one of his vacation weeks Dr. Silverman was a member of the medical team that went to the Hospital de la Familia in Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala.  Patients and families walked for days to be seen by the visiting medical team.  Approximately 100 surgical procedures were performed during the week.

Hospitaldelafamilia.com – video about the mission