“I try to develop a respectful and trusting relationship with my patients so that I can provide effective individualized medical care and advice. I am always aware that for many people a visit to a medical office is a stressful situation and try to provide a relaxed and caring interaction with my patients.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Area of Expertise

  • Primary Care


Internship and Residency

Washington Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC
1978 and 1980

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Boston, MA

Graduate School

Haverford College
Master of Science in Psychology
Haverford, PA

Hospital Affiliated With

Suburban Hospital

Professional Association

American College of Physicians (ACP)
1978 – Present

Academic Appointment

George Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
2005 – 2014

Personal Interests

Dr. Silverman is a technophile who still prefers hard copy books to virtual ones. His wife of 40+ years, Bonnie Holcomb, is an anthropologist. They have a son, Braden, who is a financial consultant at Charles Schwab in the Denver area.


Dr. Silverman is a native Washingtonian. He graduated from Haverford College, having majored in psychology. He worked in a U.S. Senate office for 2 years, before attending Tufts University School of Medicine. He returned to do his internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center, where he was chief resident during his final year of residency. He worked in a community health clinic in Detroit for 2 years under the auspices of the National Health Service Corps. Returning to the DC area, he joined Group Health Association (later Humana Group Health Plan) and provided care at the Rockville office for 12 years. In 1995, he joined Rockville Internal Medicine Group.

Dr. Silverman is a member of the American College of Physicians. He has been listed as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors and Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Best Primary Care Physicians.