Richard Silvera


  • Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY


Dr. Richard Silvera completed a bacherlor’s degree in English and Amerfcan Literature during which he studied AIDS literature and how infectious diseases were represented in fiction. This led him to complete a Master’s in Public Health with a focus on Community Health during which he also assisted in preventive HIV vaccine research, studies of acute HIV infections, and helped establish sexual health clinics in commercial sex venues in New York City. He then completed medical training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Moutn Sinai, residency in Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, and finally returned to Mount Sinai Hospital for Infectious Diseases fellowship. Dr. Silvera is now an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and the Associate Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine. He also conducts research investigating the use of genomic technology to identify anal cancers and precancers among people with HIV.

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