Dr. Richard Silver, MD

Dr. Richard Silver, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
89 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Silver, MD is an oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 62 years. He specializes in oncology and medical oncology.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medical Center

520 E 70th St # Starrpavilion

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Silver performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 98% of peers
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
very high
more than 96% of peers
Bleeding Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Silver's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Silver's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Silver " Richard T. Silver, M.D. is Professor of Medicine, Attending Physician and Emeritus Director of the Richard T. SIlver M.D. Myleoproliferative Neoplasm Center at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also Medical Director, The Cancer Research and Treatment Fund, Inc.; past President and current Member of the Board of Directors, New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists; past President and currently Senior Advisor, Weill Cornell Medical College, Alumni Association, Life Member, Cornell University Council. Dr. Silver received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He completed an internship in medicine and a residency in medicine (hematology) at The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. He was a Clinical Associate in the Leukemia Service of the General Medicine Branch at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Afterwards, he served as a Visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. He then returned to The New York -Weill Cornell Medical Center where he has remained. Dr. Silver has combined a career of clinical investigation, teaching and practice. He draws patients from the large metropolitan New York City area and internationally. In his career, Dr. Silver has written more than 279 peer-reviewed articles, written or edited more than 4 books, more than 20 chapters, and 254 abstracts, and served on numerous review boards and study groups; belonged to over 13 medical societies; held 10 visiting professorships; delivered more than 200 invited national lectures and 50 international lectures. He has served as editor and reviewer of many medical journals and articles; He has been the principal investigator of numerous clinical trials; He served as Acting Chairman and Vice Chairman of Cancer and Leukemia Group B, a large multi-institutional cancer research group; in this group he served also as Chair of the Chronic Leukemia Subcommittee. Dr. Silver is routinely listed among The Best Doctors in New York and is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science, etc. His current interests are in developmental therapeutics and evaluating small molecular drugs for treating chronic myeloid leukemia and the myleoproliferative neoplasms, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis. He is currently the Principal Investigator at Weill Cornell Medical Center of the Myeloproliferative Research Consortium, an RO1 NIH grant on the treatment of myleoproliferative neoplasms, and served as Chairman of its Membership Committee and on its Executive Committee. He is also Principal Investigator for Weill Cornell to the European LeukemiaNet."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Silver "As a physician, I have dedicated my career to improving the lives of people with cancer and blood disorders, with a special focus on myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including chronic myeloid leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis. I take pride that I am thought of not only as a master clinician, but also as a clinical scientist. Surely, it is through both patient care and science that we will cure the diseases to which we have dedicated ourselves. I am so pleased to have spent nearly my entire medical career at Weill Cornell, an institution that has afforded me the opportunity to focus on both the humanistic and scientific aspects of medicine."

2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

45  Conditions Treated


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1  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1953
  • Ny Hosp-Cornell Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1964
  • New York Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1958
  • Ny Hosp-Cornell Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1957
  • Nci-Nih
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1956

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Dedication, Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2014
  • Pasmantier Award of the New York Cancer Society and Fund for Blood and Cancer Research for Outstanding Accomplishment and Distinguished Service to Clinical Medicine and Medical Oncology, 1999
  • Lifetime of Academic Achievement, Dedication and Service to Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC),, 2011
  • Distinguished Emeritus member, American Society of Hematology, 2010
  • Lifetime achievement award for pioneering work in clinical hematology and as Founder and Medical Director of the Cancer Research & Treatment Fund (CR&T),, 2008
  • Timothy Gee Award for Outstanding Clinician, Teacher, Mentor, Humanist presented by Sass & Strauss Foundation, 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Hematology, Israel Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The SASS Foundation for Medical Research, Inc.,, 2012
  • The Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association Special Achievement Award, 2012
  • Distinguished Professorship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2001
Media & Publications

Dr. Silver has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists, Past President
  • Cornell University Council, Member
  • New York State Society of Medical Oncologists and Hematologists, Board Member
  • Richard T. SIlver M.D. Myleoproliferative Neoplasm Center at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Director Emeritus
  • Richard T. SIlver M.D. Myleoproliferative Neoplasm Center at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Professor, Department of Medicine
  • The Cancer Research and Treatment Fund Inc, Director
  • Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association, Past President

Dr. Silver's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silver to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Silver's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Richard T Silver uses his medical knowledge and expertise in oncology to treat the patient and not just the disease. My wife had myelofibrosis and was informed by another physician that she should get her affairs in order. We were recommended to Dr Silver. Dr Silver kept her alive for 12.5...more
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