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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anticoagulation Therapy
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Cancer Center
  • Hematology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Blood Clots
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Children
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukemia
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Platelet Disorders
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
  • von Willebrand's Disease
View all 23 Specialties +


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About Bernard Silver, MD

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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Hematology & Medical Oncology
Ann Arbor, MI

Residency - Northwestern University Evanston Hospital
Internal Medicine

Internship - Northwestern University Evanston Hospital
Internal Medicine

Medical Education - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Coagulation disorders, including hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, clotting factor deficiencies or inhibitors, thrombophilia, lupus anticoagulant or antiphospholipid syndrome, thrombocytopenia (ITP,TTP), hemolytic anemia.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/4/2024, Dr. Silver has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

120 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr Silver is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Was unprepared, dismissive and gave little information. Was completely opposite the other providers seen at CC.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

I had a wonderful experience with Dr Silver and his staff. He was very clear with his recommendations and now we are all on board and will be changing my meds soon.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Silver is the perfect example of a perfect doctor. A great listener. A great communicator. Very easy to speak with and he is very easy to understand. He is first class.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr silver called me on a Saturday morning to discuss further testing. He did not put a message on my chart he actually called.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

DR. Silver always does a very good job. He's a real PRO

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

I had a very good experience. Dr. Silver answered all my questions. He listened to me, explained everything so I could understand it and never rushed me. He is a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I would recommend Dr. Silver ti anyone! He's kind, considerate & very easy to talk to! He answered all my questions & concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Silver is a wonderful, thorough doctor who took the time to listen and find answers for my health concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

All great experiences with Dr. Silver and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr Silver was thorough in his explanations and explained so I could understand.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Excellent Personal message received from Dr Silver

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr Silver is one beautiful loving Dr I have ever met His passion for caring for me has never wavered

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Excellent care from Dr Silver and his staff is the best, I've encountered Can't say much about Others at the clinic

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

I last saw Dr. Silver about 26 years ago at University Hospital. I was thrilled to hear his name as a doctor that I could see at C.C. . He is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

My Dr Silver is the most compassionate dr I have to care for me. I trust him with my life I wish other dr's were as caring of their patients like he is.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Very good experience. Everyone was extremely kind and caring. I loved Dr Silver. He took his time and we had a great conversation. I wish all doctors were like him!! He made me feel cared about.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Silver is extremely kind, compassionate and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Love Dr. Silver! I have been seeing him for almost 20 years! He is professional, knowledgeable, and truly a caring doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

It is easy to observe Dr. Silver is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. I never felt rushed. He explained the reason for my medical issue, ordered more blood work and still took the time to ask me if I had any other questions. Dr. Silver was also very prompt responding to my call to discuss the additional tests. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Neither good nor bad

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I could write a book about how professional, and caring Dr. Silver is. He also educated me on some things I was doing regarding my health to insure that things improve. Very satisfied

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Silver is awesome. He is extremely personable and knowledgeable. Dr. Silver gave get thought to my questions and answered all my questions in a very kind caring and compassionate manner.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I feel extremely confident and comfortable in my coordinated care with Dr. Silver and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Silver is the best physician I've ever had in my life.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Doctor is a very caring person. He takes time to listen to your concerns. He explains everything to you so that you can understand it.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Silver does a great job.

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