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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Education & Training

  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1973
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine, 1970
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1969
    Hospital General de Ninos Pedro de Elizalde
  • MD, 1966
    Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • PGTP, 1960
    Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • BA, BS, 1959

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1598845802


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 master's 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.


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)

Research & Publications

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