Tomas Silber, M.D., is a graduate from the Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. He did his first pediatric residency at El Hospital de Ninios in Buenos Aires, his second pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University, in the community pediatrics track, his fellowship in adolescent medicine at Children’s National Hospital and his masters in special studies (bioethics) at George Washington University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Society, the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Society for Adolescent Medicine and Health.
He has been a consultant to the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization and has been awarded the Adele Hoffman Award by the section on Adolescence of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Medicine by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the lifetime achievement award by the Cuban Ministry of Health and the Children’s National Mentorship Award. For several decades, Dr. Silber was the director of the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program and director of the Ethics Program at Children’s National.
Dr. Silber is now Professor Emeritus at George Washington University, medical director of the Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Program, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. He serves on the executive committee of the Ethics Program and is the editor of Pediatric Ethicscope.