We are proud to welcome Dr. David Silverman, to our group of established and experienced team of doctors. Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Silverman has also been an active fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for almost two decades. He has been practicing comprehensive ophthalmologist for nearly 30 years. In medical school, Dr. Silverman fell in love with the finesse, effectiveness and elegance of microsurgery. His approach to patient care is centered on education, while recognizing he is entrusted with preserving and restoring the gift of eyesight as a physician.
After graduating Magna cum Laude with a degree in Cellular Molecular Biology, Dr. Silverman attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia where he again graduated with Honors. He then completed a year of training in Internal Medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center before entering and completing his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Silverman went directly into the private practice of ophthalmology after residency, and shortly thereafter, started his own very successful practice in Virginia. As a result, he has skillfully performed a tremendous number and variety of ophthalmologic surgeries including thousands of cataract extractions.
Teaching is a large part of Dr. Silverman’s approach to medicine and patient care. He holds firmly to the belief that educating patients about their disease is the best way to alleviate unnecessary anxiety and fear, and he teaches in such a way that the patients understand all of their options. Additionally, he believes that teaching patients and their families about their ocular condition helps to empower them and allows them to become active participants in the treatment process.
“The gift of sight is wholly precious and being a part of preserving and restoring this sense in my patients is something that I find infinitely rewarding and invaluable,” says Dr. Silverman. “I feel truly blessed that I am an ophthalmologist, and it is a great honor to be trusted with the care of a person’s eye. Although it is also a huge responsibility, I feel that this is my true calling.”
Dr. Silverman and his wife Robin enjoy the warm climate and active lifestyle that the Space Coast provides. They fell in love with the area… the beaches, the people and the community. He shared that it was a perfect mix of rural and urban, and they found the best of both worlds right here in Brevard county. In his free time, Dr. Silverman enjoys athletic activities including distance cycling as well as playing music at a number of venues.
“Dr. Silverman is very passionate about his work and we are thrilled to have someone with his experience, expertise and excitement joining the practice,” says Dr. Rafael Trespalacios, medical director of TRES VISION Group.
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