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Bernard Silver, MD, is a Staff Member in the Department of Hematological Oncology and Blood Disorders at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. His specialty interests include Coagulation disorders (bleeding and thrombosis), including hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease, clotting factor deficiencies or inhibitors, thrombophilia (excess clotting), lupus anticoagulant or antiphospholipid syndrome, thrombocytopenia (ITP, TTP), and hemolytic anemia.
Dr. Silver is also an Associate Editor of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Course Director for Hematology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Program Director of bone marrow biopsies for Taussig Cancer Institute.
Dr. Silver earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich. He completed an internship and residency at Northwestern University Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL. He also completed a fellowship at University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.
He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with additional certifications in Hematology and Oncology.
He has been an invited lecturer and presenter on various aspects of coagulation, such as hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease and factor inhibitors as well as antiphospholipid syndrome and thrombophilia, among many others. Dr. Silver has also published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to anemia and adult thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Coagulation disorders, including hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, clotting factor deficiencies or inhibitors, thrombophilia, lupus anticoagulant or antiphospholipid syndrome, thrombocytopenia (ITP,TTP), hemolytic anemia.
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