Michael Silverman, MD, FRCP
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Chair/Chief of Infectious Diseases
St Joseph’s Hospital, London, ON
AREA OF RESEARCH
Fecal Microbial Transplantation in the therapy of diseases associated with Gut dysbiosis including Oncology, and metabolic syndrome.
Infections in persons who inject drugs
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
Dr. Silverman is a pioneer in the field of Fecal Microbial Transplantation for treatment of Clostridium difficile. He was one of the first to perform the procedure in North America and he has established a large clinical and research program associated with this. He has conducted many studies of prevention of infectious complications of injection drug use and has worked extensively in developing countries doing research on HIV and Tropical Infections. He has over 140 peer reviewed publications including recently as a first or senior author in the Annals of Internal Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Medicine, JAMA series and Lancet Infectious Diseases.