Richard Silver, M.D.



Department of OBGYN

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Richard K. Silver, MD, is the Chairman of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Chief Academic Officer at NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a Clinical Professor and an Associate Dean for Education in the Biological Sciences Division, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is the current program director for the joint NorthShore – University of Chicago Maternal-Fetal Medicine ABOG fellowship. Dr. Silver began his career at NorthShore in 1987 and served as the Division Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine from 1994-2001, after which he became chairman. In addition to Dr. Silver’s administrative roles, he sees patients as an MFM subspecialist, teaches medical students, residents and fellows and provides research mentorship across various levels of learners.

Dr. Silver completed his undergraduate work and his medical education at Northwestern University as a student in the Honors Program in Medical Education. He then received his residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he was the chief administrative resident. This was followed by MFM fellowship training back at Northwestern University Prentice Women’s Hospital. In the last decade, Dr. Silver has developed a particular interest in perinatal mood disorders, focusing on clinical services research and prediction of suicide risk both during and after pregnancy. He spends significant time working with Pritzker School of Medicine deans and directors on undergraduate and graduate medical education issues and he most enjoys facilitating the career development of students, residents and junior faculty through mentorship and career advising.