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Howard J. Silberstein, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 273-1606

Appointment: (585) 342-7783

Office: (585) 273-1606

Office: (585) 342-7783

Fax: (585) 273-3022

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Cancer, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Surgery


Dr. Silberstein is Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Neurology and Orthopedics at URMC and the Golisano Children's Hospital. His neurosurgical practice specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as adults with tumors of the brain and spine. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and interned in General Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers Medical School at Camden New Jersey Campus. He completed his Neurosurgery training at the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital training program. This included a 6-month clinical research fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Silberstein completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2000-2001. Dr. Silberstein is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons as well as the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has professional hospital and administrative appointments at Strong Memorial Hospita (URMC), Golisano Children’s Hospital, Rochester General Hospital and Highland Hospita,l all located in Rochester, NY. He has membership in the American Medical Association, New York State Medical Society, Monroe County Medical Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Silberstein has been the program director for the University of Rochester neurosurgical residency training program since 2009.




    MD | University of Vermont College of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    09/05/2000 - 09/04/2001
    Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    07/01/1986 - 06/30/1991
    Residency in Neurological Surgery at Hartford Hospital

    06/25/1985 - 06/28/1986
    Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Cooper University Hospital/Health System

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    Joseph V. McDonald Teaching Award
    Sponsor: URMC Neurosurgery Residents


    Journal Articles

    Ellens NR, Silberstein HJ. "Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage presenting in a patient with vitamin K deficiency and COVID-19: illustrative case." . 2021 Mar 15; 1(11):CASE20163. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

    Piper K, Algattas H, DeAndrea-Lazarus IA, Kimmell KT, Li YM, Walter KA, Silberstein HJ, Vates GE. "Risk factors associated with venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing spine surgery." Journal of neurosurgery. Spine.. 2017 Jan; 26(1):90-96. Epub 2016 Sep 02.

    Sandwell S, Kimmell KT, Silberstein HJ, Rodenhouse TG, Maurer PK, Pilcher WH, Walter KA. "349?Safety of the Sitting Cervical Position for Elective Spine Surgery." Neurosurgery.. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:203.



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