Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, is Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Assistant Dean for Research, and Associate Medical Director for the Faculty Group Practice at the University of Michigan Medical School. His clinical practice is devoted to benign and malignant hematology diseases. He is chair emeritus of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Silver received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, his PhD in Virology from the Rockefeller University, and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He did his Internal Medicine training at the University of California, San Francisco and his fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. During his 30 years at the University of Michigan, he has held numerous positions including Medical Director of the Medical Management Center, Medical Director of Cancer Center Network Activities and Director of Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation.
Dr. Silver has worked as the principal investigator for numerous clinical research studies involving a range of topics, such as malignant hematology and the quality of oncology care. Throughout his career, Dr. Silver has focused on issues involving practice and reimbursement and he is recognized nationally for his involvement in clinical reimbursement and coding. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology’s Committee on Practice and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Reimbursement. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Clinical Practice Committee and is past chair of ASCO’s Quality Cancer Committee. He represents ASH to AMA’s CPT Advisory Committee and is the hematology alternate to the AMA RUC. He is a member of the National Business Group on Health’s National Committee on Evidence-Based Benefit Design. He was previously the Medicare Hematology Carrier Medical Advisor for Michigan. He previously served as chair of the Board of Directors of the Physician Organization of Michigan.
Dr. Silver established Michigan’s first statewide consortium on quality breast cancer care and received a Statesman Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for his significant volunteer efforts in 2008. He received the Burgess L. Gordon Award from the AMA for his work on the CPT and received the Exemplary Service Award from the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Silver received the Laureate Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians in 2014.
Dr. Silver serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of both the American Heart Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a member of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the American Society of Hematology, and served on the Boards of the latter two organizations. He is Past-President of the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology and remains on its Board of Directors.