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Howard J. Silberstein, M.D.
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Neurosurgery - Brighton

2180 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Pediatric Cleft & Craniofacial Center - Rochester

Golisano Children's Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

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 ...
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.

Certified Specialties

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD)

Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD) - Joint

Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Joint

Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 2000 - 2001

Residency, Neurological Surgery, Hartford Hospital. 1986 - 1991

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), Cooper University Hospital. 1985 - 1986

Education

MD | University of Vermont College of Medicine. 1985

Awards

Joseph V. McDonald Teaching Award. 2005

Publications

Journal Articles

Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage presenting in a patient with vitamin K deficiency and COVID-19: illustrative case.

Ellens NR, Silberstein HJ

Journal of neurosurgery. Case lessons.. 2021 March 151 (11):CASE20163. Epub 03/15/2021.

Risk factors associated with venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing spine surgery.

Piper K, Algattas H, DeAndrea-Lazarus IA, Kimmell KT, Li YM, Walter KA, Silberstein HJ, Vates GE

Journal of neurosurgery. Spine.. 2017 January 26 (1):90-96. Epub 09/02/2016.

349?Safety of the Sitting Cervical Position for Elective Spine Surgery.

Sandwell S, Kimmell KT, Silberstein HJ, Rodenhouse TG, Maurer PK, Pilcher WH, Walter KA

Neurosurgery.. 2016 August 63 Suppl 1 :203. Epub 1900 01 01.

Acute Presentation of Chiari I Malformation with Hemiparesis in a Pediatric Patient.

Miranda SP, Kimmell KT, Silberstein HJ

World neurosurgery.. 2016 January 85 :366.e1-4. Epub 09/11/2015.

Risk Modeling Predicts Complication Rates for Spinal Surgery.

Kimmell KT, Algattas H, Joynt P, Schmidt T, Jahromi BS, Silberstein HJ, Vates GE

Spine.. 2015 December 40 (23):1836-41. Epub 1900 01 01.

The effects of socioeconomic status and race on pediatric neurosurgical shunting.

Walker CT, Stone JJ, Jain M, Jacobson M, Phillips V, Silberstein HJ

Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.. 2014 January 30 (1):117-22. Epub 06/30/2013.

Diagnosis of primary CNS melanoma with neuroimaging.

Somers KE, Almast J, Biemiller RA, Silberstein HJ, Johnson MD, Mohile NA

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2013 January 131 (1):e9-11. Epub 11/19/2012.

Revision rate of pediatric ventriculoperitoneal shunts after 15 years.

Stone JJ, Walker CT, Jacobson M, Phillips V, Silberstein HJ

Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics.. 2013 January 11 (1):15-9. Epub 10/26/2012.

Incidental brain lesions in children: to treat or not to treat?

Bredlau AL, Constine LS, Silberstein HJ, Milano MT, Korones DN

Journal of neuro-oncology.. 2012 February 106 (3):589-94. Epub 08/19/2011.

Leber congenital amaurosis associated with Chiari I malformation: Two cases and a review of the literature.

Petraglia AL, Chengazi HU, Chung MM, Silberstein HJ

Surgical neurology international.. 2012 3 :4. Epub 01/21/2012.

Hemorrhage of a cavernous malformation associated with accidental electrocution: Case report and review of the literature.

Gallati CP, Silberstein HJ, Meyers SP

Surgical neurology international.. 2012 3 :166. Epub 12/31/2012.

Indications for pediatric external ventricular drain placement and risk factors for conversion to a ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

Walker CT, Stone JJ, Jacobson M, Phillips V, Silberstein HJ

Pediatric neurosurgery.. 2012 48 (6):342-7. Epub 08/13/2013.

Ventriculosubgaleal shunting--a strategy to reduce the incidence of shunt revisions and slit ventricles: an institutional experience and review of the literature.

Petraglia AL, Moravan MJ, Dimopoulos VG, Silberstein HJ

Pediatric neurosurgery.. 2011 47 (2):99-107. Epub 09/13/2011.

Case 163: solitary neurocysticercosis.

Yeaney GA, Kolar BS, Silberstein HJ, Wang HZ

Radiology.. 2010 November 257 (2):581-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cervical laminoplasty as a management option for patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a series of 40 patients.

Petraglia AL, Srinivasan V, Coriddi M, Whitbeck MG, Maxwell JT, Silberstein HJ

Neurosurgery.. 2010 August 67 (2):272-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Delayed sub-aponeurotic fluid collections in infancy: Three cases and a review of the literature.

Petraglia AL, Moravan MJ, Marky AH, Silberstein HJ

Surgical neurology international.. 2010 July 211 Epub 07/21/2010.

Aneurysmal bone cyst: surgical management in the pediatric cervical spine.

Perlmutter DH, Campbell S, Rubery PT, Vates EG, Silberstein HJ

Spine.. 2009 January 134 (1):E50-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Aneurysmal bone cyst: surgical management in the pediatric cervical spine

Perlmutter,D. H.; Campbell,S.; Rubery,P. T.; Vates,E. G.; Silberstein,H. J.

Spine. 2009; 34(1): E50-53.

Childhood Brain Tumors: Signs & Symptoms

Silberstein, H.J.

Doctor's Advice ( A publication of the Monroe County Medical Society). 2008; 1(3): 22-23.

Prenatal diagnosis of terminal myelocystocele in the fetal surgery era: case report.

Midrio P, Silberstein HJ, Bilaniuk LT, Adzick NS, Sutton LN

Neurosurgery.. 2002 May 50 (5):1152-4; discussion 1154-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Meningioma: the role of a foreign body and irradiation in tumor formation.

Saleh J, Silberstein HJ, Salner AL, Uphoff DF

Neurosurgery.. 1991 July 29 (1):113-8; discussion 118-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Aqueductal (pencil) glioma presenting as neurogenic pulmonary edema: a case report.

Wagle VG, Hall A, Voytek T, Silberstein H, Uphoff DF

Surgical neurology.. 1990 December 34 (6):435-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

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Patient Comments

5.0 stars

I would definitely recommend Dr Silberstein to family and friends

Apr 13, 2024

5.0 stars

Definitely!!! He's a great surgeon!

Feb 21, 2024

5.0 stars

I have been going to Dr. Silberstein for many years now and wouldn't think of going to any other doctor for the services he provides. I have complete trust in him and his staff.

Dec 16, 2023

5.0 stars

I can't say enough about what a positive experience this was.

Nov 11, 2023

5.0 stars

An excellent group of people! This is the best care I have had in ANY hospital.

Oct 12, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr Silberstein is simply the BEST!!

Aug 16, 2023

5.0 stars

Incredible doctor, absolutely one of best I have ever met.

Jul 01, 2022

4.6 stars

The doctor was a specialist who provided me with good information about what my condition was and why he was suggesting the treatment plan he wanted to follow. It sounded very reasonable to me so there wasn't much need for discussion, I was in agreement with his decisions.

Jun 27, 2022