Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD

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Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Division of Oncology with a special interest in cancer outcomes and long-term follow-up care. He holds the Nancy Abramson Wolfson Endowed Chair in Health Services Research.

Areas of Expertise: Health economics, epidemiology and statistics
Phone: 215-590-2540

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

PhD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Center for Outcomes Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Nancy Abramson Wolfson Professor of Health Services Research

Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology & Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Research Topics

Research Interests




Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Wang W, Calhoun S, Guevara JP, Zorc JJ, Even-Shoshan O. Practice patterns in Medicaid and non-Medicaid asthma admissions. Pediatrics 2016, accepted for publication.

Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Wang W, Ludwig JM, Calhoun S, Guevara JP, Zorc JJ, Zeigler A, Even-Shoshan O. Auditing practice style variation in pediatric inpatient asthma care. JAMA Pediatr 2016, accepted for publication.

Silber JH, Satopää VA, Mukherjee N, Rockova V, Wang W, Hill AS, Even-Shoshan O, Rosenbaum PR, George EI. Improving Medicare’s Hospital Compare Mortality Model. Health Serv Res. 2016 Mar 14. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12478. [Epub ahead of print].

Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Ross RN, Ludwig JM, Wang W, Niknam BA, Hill AS, Even-Shoshan O, Kelz RR, Fleisher LA. Indirect standardization matching: Assessing specific advantage and risk synergy. Health Serv Res. 2016 Feb 29. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12470. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26927625.

Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, McHugh MD, Ludwig JM, Smith HL, Niknam BA, Even-Shoshan O, Fleisher LA, Kelz RR, Aiken LH. Comparing the value of better nursing work environments across different levels of patient risk. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jan 20. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4908. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26791112.


Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Kelz RR, Gaskin DJ, Ludwig JM, Ross RN, Niknam BA, Hill A, Wang M, Shoshan O, Fleisher LA. Examining causes of racial disparities in general surgical mortality: Hospital quality versus patient risk. Med Care. 2015 Jul;53(7):619-29. PMID: 26057575.

Pimentel SD, Kelz RR, Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR. Large, sparse optimal matching with refined covariate balance in an observational study of the health outcomes produced by new surgeons. J Am Stat Assoc 2015; 110:515-527. PMID: 26273117; PMC4531000.

Pati S, Wong AT, Calixte RE, Ludwig J, Zeigler A, Localio AR, Moon J, Silber JH. Medicaid and CHIP retention among children in 12 states. Acad Pediatr 2015; 15:249-257. PMID: 25454028.


Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Ross RN, Niknam BA, Ludwig JM, Wang W, Clark AS, Fox KR, Wang M, Even-Shoshan O, Giantonio BJ. Racial disparities in colon cancer survival. A matched cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2014; 161:845-854. PMID: 25506853.

Patel MS, Volpp KG, Small DS, Hill AS, Even-Shoshan O, Rosenbaum L, Ross RN, Bellini L, Zhu J, Silber JH. Association of the 2011 ACGME resident duty hour reforms with mortality and readmissions among hospitalized Medicare patients. JAMA 2014; 312:2364-2373. PMID: 25490327.

Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Ross, RN, Ludwig JM, Wang W, Niknam BA, Saynisch PA, Even-Shoshan O, Kelz RR, Fleisher LA. A hospital-specific template for benchmarking its cost and quality. Health Serv Res 2014; 49:1475-1497. PMID: 25201167.

Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Ross RN, Ludwig JM, Wang W, Niknam BA, Mukherjee N, Saynisch PA, Even-Shoshan O, Kelz RR, Fleisher LA. Template matching for auditing hospital cost and quality. Health Serv Res 2014; 49:1446-1474. PMID: 24588413.

Forrest CB and Silber JH. Concept and measurement of pediatric value. Acad Pediatr 2014; 14:S33-8. PMID: 25169455.

Reese PP, Bloom RD, Feldman HI, Rosenbaum P, Wang W, Saynisch P, Tarsi NM,  Mukherjee N, Garg AX, Mussell A, Shults J, Even-Shoshan O, Townsend RR, Silber JH. Mortality and cardiovascular disease among older live kidney donors. Am J Transplant 2014; 14:1853-1861. PMID: 25039276; PMC4105987.

Neuman MD, Silber JH, Magaziner JS, Passarella MA, Mehta S, Werner RM. Survival and functional outcomes after hip fracture among nursing home residents. JAMA Intern Med 2014; 174:1273-1280. PMID: 25055155; PMC4122620.

Neuman MD, Rosenbaum PR, Ludwig JM, Zubizaretta JR, Silber JH. Anesthesia technique, mortality, and length of stay after hip fracture surgery.  JAMA 2014; 311:2508-2517. PMID: 25058085; PMC4344128.

Silber JH, Romano PS, Itani KMF, Rosen AK, Small D, Lipner RS, Bosk CL, Wang Y, Halenar MJ, Korovaichuk S, Even-Shoshan O, Volpp KG. Assessing the effects of the 2003 Resident Duty Hours Reform on internal medicine board scores. Acad Med 2014; 89:644-651. PMID: 24556772. PMC4139168.

Guevara JP, Moon J, Hines EM, Fremont E, Wong A, Forrest CB, Silber JH, Pati S. Continuity of public insurance coverage: A systematic review of the literature. Med Care Res Rev 2014; 71:115-137. PMID: 24227811.