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Howard Silberman, MDHoward Silberman, MD

Professor of Surgery (with tenure), Surgical Oncology
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

Phone: (323) 865-3371
Fax: (323) 865-3517

View/download: Curriculum Vitae (PDF file, 248KB)

Areas of Treatment:

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Other Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract


  • Breast Cancer
  • General Surgery


  • Surgical Oncology


Dr. Howard Silberman, Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, was awarded the M.D. degree by the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and received his postgraduate training in surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been elected to membership in various professional organizations, including the Society of University Surgeons, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. As a member of the full-time Attending Staff of the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital, Dr. Silberman specializes in the management of breast cancer as well as tumors of the gastrointestional tract and malignant melanoma. He serves as the Associate Director of the Harold E. and Henrietta C. Lee Breast Center at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. He also attends in the Division of Tumor and Endocrine Surgery at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Dr. Silberman’s clinical interests are reflected in his book, Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology: Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems. This work considers the management of patients with complicated, advanced, or unusual tumors of the stomach, pancreas, small intestine, colon, rectum, and soft tissues including breast cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma. The text emphasizes a combined multidisciplinary approach (drug therapy, radiotherapy, and surgery) to the treatment of cancer. Dr. Silberman also has a long standing interest in surgical nutrition and is the author of text Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.


  • A.B., Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1962
  • Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, 1966


  • University of Pennsylvania, Surgery, 1966 - 1967


  • University of Pennsylvania, Surgery, 1967 - 1972


  • University of Pennsylvania, Renal Transplantation, 1966 - 1967

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Surgery

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Board of Surgery (Diplomate)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Los Angeles Surgical Society
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Western Surgical Association


  • Dr. Silberman was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.


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