Sanford M. Silverman, MD, is in private practice as the medical director and CEO of Comprehensive Pain Medicine, Pompano Beach, Florida. He is board certified in anesthesiology, with added qualifications in Pain Management from the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate in Pain Medicine from the American Boar d of Pain Medicine. He is also a Diplomate in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His practice consists of interventional and medical treatment of chronic pain, the treatment of various addictive disorders, and currently has an interest in treating complex chronic pain , addiction, and hyperalgesia.
After receiving his bachelor and master degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, Dr. Silverman earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. He then entered active duty military service with the US Army and completed a transitional internship at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California. He then completed a residency in anesthesiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
After completing his training, he served as Major, US Army and Chief of the Anesthesia and Operative Service at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas where he also was also the director of the pain clinic. He was also Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas.
The author of articles and letters in publications such as Anesthesiology, the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, the Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology and Pain Physician. Dr. Silverman has also lectured nationally on topics including interventional pain management, controlled substance management and addiction issues, prescription drug abuse, and in the area of forensic medicine.
Dr. Silverman has lectured at the Controlled Substance Management course, for the American Society of Interventional Physicians which is a core requirement for board certification in Interventional Pain Medicine. He is also a section editor of the journal, Pain Physician, and a contributing author to Official Disability Guidelines, widely utilized in the Workers Compensation system.
Dr. Silverman is the immediate past- president the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA) and serves on the Board of Trustees as well. He is the immediate past president of Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP) and is a board member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also a member of Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Florida Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Florida Medical Association.
Dr. Silverman is also a clinical assistant professor of Anesthesiology in the dept. of surgery at NOVA Southeastern University school of Osteopathic Medicine, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, and Voluntary Assistant Professor Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
Dr. Silverman also serves on the Board of Governors of the Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, which is devoted to preventing prescription medication abuse, diversion, and substance abuse. He also served on the Broward County Commission’s Pain Clinic Task Force established to determine feasibility of moratoriums on pain clinics in the county and the creation of countywide ordinance to regulate them.