Peter Silverberg, M.D., Chair of Anesthesiology

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Peter Silverberg, M.D.

Peter Silverberg, M.D. received his bachelor's degree from the Columbia College in 1973 and his medical diploma from the State University of New York at Downstate in 1981.

After an internship in medicine at The Staten Island Hospital, Dr. Silverberg completed his anesthesiology residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 1984. This was followed by a fellowship in neuroanesthesia at the Neurological Institute at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Dr. Silverberg's contributions to medical literature have included work on ventilatory topics in critical care medicine as well as pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of the anesthetized patient.


New York - 1983


  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology

Academic and Clinical Appointments

  • 1995- Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical College
  • 1985- present - Attending, Dept. of Anesthesiology, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens
  • 1989- 1991- Assistant Director, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Booth Memorial Medical Center
  • 1991-1993- Acting Associate Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Booth Memorial Medical Center
  • 1993-1997- Associate Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
  • 1997-present- Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Queens County Medical Society
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
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