Donald S. Silverberg

Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Israel


Donald S. Silverberg was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1937. He graduated from the Medical School of the University of Manitoba (1962), finished his residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota (1962–1966), and completed the residency in nephrology, University of Lund, Sweden (1966-1967). He has several clinical practices as a Nephrologist at the University Hospital, Saskatoon, Canada (l967-1968); a Nephrologist at the University Hospital, Edmonton, Canada (l968–1976); the Nephrologist at Tel HaShomer Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel (1976-1977); the Nephrologist at Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tikva, Israel (1977-1978). In addition, he had been the National Director of Hypertension Control Division, Kupat Holim Sick Fund (1978–1986) (organizing the detection and treatment of hypertension for the Israeli population) and the Chief Medical Officer, city of Tel Aviv, Israel (1986–1992). He received an M.D. degree from the University of Manitoba (1962) and the M.S. degree from the University of Minnesota (1966). In 1969, he worked as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians FRCP (C), then as a Professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University 2001. Moreover, Silverberg published 150 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. Currently, he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nephrology, Cochairman and Organizer of three international conferences on hypertension in the community, Israel. His recent interests are sleep apnea and hypertension, the effect of position on respiratory function during sleep, IV iron sucrose and erythropoietin in the anemia of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, and COPD. He is an invited speaker at national and international conferences of cardiology, hypertension, and renal disease in USA, Canada, all over Europe, Japan, Central and South America, New Zealand, and Australia on the subject of the cardio-renal anemia syndrome.

Biography Updated on 14 July 2009

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