Sanford M. Silverman, MD, is in private practice as the medical director and CEO of Comprehensive Pain Medicine in Pompano Beach, FL. He is board certified in anesthesiology with added qualifications in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate in Pain Medicine from the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr Silverman is also a Diplomate in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His practice consists of interventional and medical treatment of chronic pain and opioid addiction, and his current interest includes treating complex chronic pain with hyperalgesia. After receiving his bachelor and master degrees from Tufts University in Medford, MA, Dr Silverman earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. He then entered active duty military service with the US Army and completed a transitional internship at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Dr Silverman then completed a residency in anesthesiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Following the completion of his training, he served as a major in the US Army and chief of the Anesthesia and Operative Service at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX, where he was also the director of the pain clinic and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, TX. He is the immediate past-president of the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP) and the Broward County Medical Association. The author of articles and letters in publications such as Anesthesiology, the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, the Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology and Pain Physician, Dr Silverman has also lectured nationally on topics including interventional pain management, controlled substance management and addiction issues, prescription drug abuse, and in the area of forensic medicine. Dr Silverman is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Florida Society of Addiction Medicine, and Florida Medical Association. He is Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL.also a clinical assistant professor in the department of surgery at NOVA SouthEastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr Silverman currently serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also on the board of directors and trustees of the Broward County Medical Association and also serves on the United Way's Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, Board of Governors. He also served on the Broward County Commission's Pain Clinic Task Force established to determine feasibility of moratoria on pain clinics in the county as well as the creation of a countywide ordinance to regulate such clinics. He has also been active through FSIPP in preserving access for patients to receive medications through pharmacies in the face of severe restrictions imposed on patients suffering acute and chronic pain.
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Dr. Silverman's Care Philosophy
As a pain and addiction specialist, I see people who suffer every day. My goal is to alleviate that suffering, the best I can. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, we can manage even complex chronic pain problems, where many other physicians have simply given up.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silverman to family and friends is 2.4 out of 5