Michael Silverman MD, PhD

Michael Silverman MD, PhD

Michael Silverman MD, PhD, is an attending physician with the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Immune system development, Infections in immunocompromised children, Eastern equine encephalitis, Type 1 Diabetes, Microbiome
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Post-Doctoral Fellow - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Fellow in Infectious Diseases - Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Graduate Degree

PhD in Immunology - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Dr. Silverman’s research focuses on how commensal microbes influence the development of the immune system and can be harnessed to prevent immune system dysfunction and invasive infection.



Silverman MA, Misasi J, Smole S, Feldman HA, Cohan AB, Santagata S, McManus M, Ahmed AA. Pediatric Eastern Equine encephalitis in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 1970-2010. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2013 Feb;19(2):194-201.

Silverman MA, Shoag J, Wu J, Koretzky GA. Disruption of SLP-76 interaction with Gads inhibits dynamic clustering of SLP-76 and FcepsilonRI signaling in mast cells. Mol Cell Biol. 2006 Mar;26(5):1826-38.

Koretzky GA, Abtahian F, Silverman MA. SLP76 and SLP65: complex regulation of signaling in lymphocytes and beyond. Nat Rev Immunol. 2006 Jan;6(1):67-78


Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Research presentation on microbiota and autoimmunity, ID Division retreat, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

“Microbiota, MHC and autoimmunity: Can gut bugs protect from type 1 diabetes?” K12 Children’s Health Research Center Annual Retreat, Boston MA

Awards and Honors

2012, Trainee Travel Award for Excellence, Boston Children’s Hospital Alumni Association
2011, Fellowship Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2011, Fellow Teaching Award, Boston Children’s Hospital
2011, Pediatric Residency Graduation Speaker, Boston Combined Residency Program
2010, Senior Resident Teaching Award, Boston Combined Residency Program
2006. Adolf J. Creskoff Prize for Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2005, Travel Award, Mast cell signaling and function in health and disease research conference

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2011-present, Infectious Diseases Society of America
2010-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2007-present, American Academy of Pediatrics