Howard D. Silverman, MD, MS
Professor, Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Howard Silverman head shot

Brief Bio

Dr. Silverman served as the founding Program Director for a two-year Clinical Informatics Fellowship from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which is sponsored by Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix with support from the Phoenix VA Health Care System, enrolling two fellows per year. 

Dr. Silverman was formerly the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and has been actively involved with the creation of the medical school curriculum, including implementation and evolution of the Biomedical Informatics Theme (see also The Evolution of a Novel Biomedical Informatics Curriculum for Medical Students). His area of interest is in relationship-enhancing use of the Electronic Medical Record (see A Novel Approach to Supporting Relationship-Centered Care Through Electronic Health Record Ergonomic Training in Preclerkship Medical Education) and creating innovative medical education programs.

Dr. Silverman was also the former Banner Health System Director of Medical Informatics and Clinical Innovation, where he had organizational responsibility for creating synergy between care transformation activities, clinical innovation and information technology. He also was Program Director of the Family Practice Residency at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan).

Dr. Silverman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Purdue University, majoring in Mathematics and German. He earned a Master's Degree in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he specialized in Artificial Intelligence applications in medical decision making. He then attended Stanford University School of Medicine followed by a residency in Family Practice at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.