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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1973
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Adolescent Medicine, 1970
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1969
    Hospital de Ninos de BA
  • MD, 1966
    Facultad de Medicina
  • BA, BS, 1959
    Colegio Acussuso, Buenos Aires

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1598845802


Tomas J. Silber, M.D., MASS, serves as Director for Education and Training of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s National and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He is boarded in pediatrics with a subspecialty board in adolescent medicine, and serves as Director of the Office of Ethics at Children’s National. A graduate of “Colegio Acassuso” and “Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires" (M.D.) and The George Washington University (M.A.S.S.), Dr. Silber completed his pediatric training at Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and upon moving to the United States completed yet another pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s National, where he joined the faculty in 1973 as the Director of Adolescent Medicine OPD. Currently, he is the Medical Director of the Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Program.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • ATN DSMB (Adolescent Trials Network) 


American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements on bioethics summaries and commentaries part 1

(2008) Pediatrics in Review

American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements on bioethics summaries and commentaries part 2

(2008) Pediatrics in Review

American academy of pediatrics policy statements on bioethics summaries and commentaries part 3

(2008) Pediatrics in Review

Clinical Trials in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Unique Challenges and Potential Responses

(2006) Developmental Neuroscience

Hospitalization of Children and Adolescents for Eating Disorders in the State of New York

(2006) Journal of Adolescent Health

Ipecac Syrup Abuse Morbidity and Mortality Isn't it Time to Repeal its Over the Counter Status

(2005) Journal of Adolescent Health

Nocturnal Nasogastric Refeeding for Hospitalized Adolescent Boys with Anorexia Nervosa

(0001) Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in Adolescents Case Reports of Treatment with Fluoxetine and Review of the Literature

(0001) Journal of Adolescent Health

Urine Testing for Drugs of Abuse A Survey of Suburban Parent Adolescent Dyads

(2003) Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Will I be alive in 2005 Adolescent level of involvement in risk behaviors and belief in near future death

(2005) Pediatrics