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Tomas J. Silber, MD

The Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Medical Director, Eating Disorders Clinic

Specialties: Eating Disorders

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine
Foreign LanguagesSpanish, German
National Provider Identifier1598845802

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center in Spring Valley

4900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
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Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia

3023 Hamaker Court
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Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-226-8380
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Tomas J. Silber, M.D., M.A.S.S. serves as Director for Education and Training of the Section of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Sciences at The 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 Medical Center. 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'’ 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 Medical Center, where he joined the faculty in 1973 as the Director of Adolescent Medicine OPD. Currently, he is the Director of the Adolescent Medicine Training Program and the Medical Director of the “Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Program “.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Colegio Acussuso, Buenos Aires Bachelor of Arts BS 1955 -1959
Medical School Facultad de Medicina Doctor of Medicine 1960 -1966
National & International Recognitions
Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent MedicineSociety for Adolescent Medicine2006
Reconocimiento” Ministry of Public Health"National Council of Scientific Societies and Pediatric Society of the Republic of Cuba 2002
Adelle Delenbaugh Hofmann AwardThe American Academy of Pediatrics2002
Prince Scholars Award2002
Scientific Forum/1st PlaceChildren's National Medical CenterSeventh Annual Advances in Pediatrics Educational and Scientific Forum1993

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Charter MemberSociety for Adolescent MedicineChesapeake Chapter1974 - 2009
MemberThe American Pediatric Society1997 - 2009
MemberSociety for Adolescent Medicine1969 - 2001
MemberInternational Association for Adolescent Health 1985
Member"Asociacion Latino Americana de Pediatria"1985
MemberAcademy for Eating Disorders
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
Journal Article, Mercurio, M.R., Adam, M.B., Forman, E.N., Ladd, R.E., Ross, L.F., Silber, T.J. (2008), American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements on bioethics: summaries and commentaries: part 1., Pediatrics in Review, 29, 1, 1-8.

Journal Article, Mercurio, M.R., Maxwell, M.A., Mears, B.J., Ross, L.F., Silber, T.J. (2008), American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements on bioethics: summaries and commentaries: part 2., Pediatrics in Review, 29, 3.

Journal Article, Mercurio, M.R., Forman, E.N., Ladd, R.E., Maxwell, M.A., Ross, L.F., Silber, T.J. (2008), American academy of pediatrics policy statements on bioethics: summaries and commentaries: part 3., Pediatrics in Review, 29, 5, 28-34.

Journal Article, Robergeau, K., Joseph, J., Silber, T.J. (2006), Hospitalization of Children and Adolescents for Eating Disorders in the State of New York., Journal of Adolescent Health, 39, 6, 806-810.

Journal Article, Natale, J.E., Joseph, J.G., Pretzlaff, R.K., Silber, T.J., Guerguerian (2006), Clinical Trials in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Unique Challenges and Potential Responses., Developmental Neuroscience, 28, 4-5, 276-290.

Journal Article, Silber, T.J. (2005), Ipecac Syrup Abuse, Morbidity, and Mortality: Isn't it Time to Repeal its Over-the-Counter Status?, Journal of Adolescent Health, 37, 3, 256-260.

Journal Article, Valadez-Meltzer, A., Silber, T.J., Meltzer, A.A., D'Angelo, L.J. (2005), Will I be alive in 2005? Adolescent level of involvement in risk behaviors and belief in near-future death., Pediatrics, 116, 1, 24-31.

Journal Article, Schwartz, R.H., Silber, T.J., Heyman, R.B., Sheridan, M.J., Estabrook, D.M. (2003), Urine Testing for Drugs of Abuse: A Survey of Suburban Parent-Adolescent Dyads., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 157, 2, 158-161.

Journal Article, Silber, T.J., Robb, A.S., Orrell-Valente, J.K., Ellis, N., Valadez-Meltzer, A., Dadson, M.J., Nocturnal nasogastric refeeding for hospitalized adolescent boys with anorexia nervosa., Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 25, 6, 415-418.

Journal Article, Silber, T.J., Valadez-Meltzer, A., Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in Adolescents: Case Reports of Treatment with Fluoxetine and Review of the Literature., Journal of Adolescent Health, 37, 6, 518-525.

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