Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Harvard Medical School
Julie Silver, MD is an Associate Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Cancer Rehabilitation in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. She is also on the medical staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Silver’s own research and clinical work has focused on improving gaps in the delivery of healthcare services, particularly cancer rehabilitation and prehabilitation. She has published many scientific reports and is well-known for her ground-breaking work on “impairment-driven cancer rehabilitation” which was initially published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians--a high impact factor oncology journal that is published by the American Cancer Society. Impairment-driven cancer rehabilitation was subsequently incorporated into the American Cancer Society’s Facts & Figures. Dr. Silver co-founded the Cancer Rehabilitation Group for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine—a research focused interdisciplinary professional society. She is committed to improving healthcare for oncology patients and developed a best practices model for cancer rehabilitation care that hundreds of U.S. hospitals adopted. Recently, she was a subject matter expert for the American College of Sports Medicine cancer exercise guidelines, and the technical lead on cancer rehabilitation guidelines for the World Health Organization. Dr. Silver is also committed to supporting the healthcare workforce, and she is a researcher and nationally recognized expert on inclusion, diversity and equity. Her work has been published in many high impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, and JAMA network journals. Dr. Silver has also written and edited numerous books including a standard textbook used in the field of rehabilitation medicine titled the Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, now in its 4th edition with multiple international translations. Formerly, she was the Chief Editor of Books for Harvard Health Publications—the official publishing division for Harvard Medical School. She currently directs two annual 3-day CME courses at Harvard Medical School: “Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare” and “Writing, Publishing and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals”. Her work has been recognized by the American Cancer Society (Lane Adams Quality of Life Award), Massachusetts General Hospital (The One Hundred) and The Boston Globe (Top Innovator in Medicine) and Partners Healthcare (Outstanding Mentor Award). Dr. Silver is currently affiliated with several Harvard teaching hospitals including Spaulding Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Her work has been featured in many media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The LA Times, USA Today, The London Times and NPR. She has also appeared on numerous TV shows including the Discovery Channel, CBS Early Show, The Today Show, Fox News, and ABC News.
Friday, October 23, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM EST