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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
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Blood Clots
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Children
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Platelet Disorders
  • Protein C and S Deficiencies
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (Ttp)
  • von Willebrand's Disease
View all 21 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 USA

Residency - Northwestern University Evanston Hospital
Internal Medicine

Internship - Northwestern University Evanston Hospital
Internal Medicine

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

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


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

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

See publications for Bernard Silver, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 1/17/2021, Dr. Silver has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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

97 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

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Silver is a very kind and caring person.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr Silver was very detailed about my situation, and recommended several more tests. Also, he wanted me to call back 2 days later to discuss the tests and potential cause.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. had no emotion didn't really care that we were there. We have been going through some major health issues and my husband of 48 years said we are going to Cleveland Clinic. it's almost 6 hours away but we have heard when you leave Cleveland you will know what is going on. We felt like all he wanted to do was disagree with the physicians at home.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

I had a very terrible experience with Doctor Silver. he came into the room and never introduced himself. He has two disinfect whipss in his hand and before speaking he started wipping everything down. Still not introducing himself. He then looks at my fianc? and questions who he is to me. He wasn't listening to me when I spoke and would cut me off. A few times he got very rude and started to bagger my answers. We drove 4 hours and stayed in a hotel for him to tell me " I would just stick with your current doctor closer to home" I camethere because home has ran out of answers. I'm covered in large bruises that are extremely painful. I realized we made this drive only to be turned away. super sad experience. this Doctor made me cry in the room by the way he handled me. it was like he didn't care about my situation in anyway.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Silver is very attentive and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr Silver is always the absolute best doctor I've ever had!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Silver was very nice, knowledgeable and attentive

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Called Dr. Silver's nurse Carol for question; she both called and responded on mychart. Excellent support.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr Silver is very attentive, and throughly reviewed my medical history and current status.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I could get in to see Dr. Silver

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr Silver answered all of my questions. He is kind and caring and took the time to listen.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I don't know where I would be without Dr. Silver. He is the most skilled and caring doctor that has ever treated me.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020


Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr Silver is always the best!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

I really like Dr. Silver and his staff. He is fast and efficient. He answered all my questions and never made me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Every staff member at the Cleveland Clinic was extremely caring and helpful. Dr. Silver was extraordinarily detailed in reviewing my records and showed much concern for my current health crisis. He asked and answered many questions to help him determine what testing needed to be preformed so that we would have the most accurate diagnoses. I never felt rushed or ignored, as Dr. Silver took much time and care with me. He made me feel confident that we would have a resolve to allow for the best protocol in handling my anemia. Although Dr. Silver offered his business card and expressed to call him anytime with questions and or concerns, my only regret is that I won't be able to get ongoing care from him as I am from out of state.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr Silver has been caring, informative, and right on in my plan of care. He answers all my questions and co-ordinates my treatment with the other specialties involved with me. Seamless care sums it up. My wife and I always say we are blessed to have such a good physician.

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