Natalie Silver, M.D.

Natalie L Silver, M.D., M.S.

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Biography

Natalie L. Silver, MD, MS, is board-certified in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. After completing her undergraduate training, she pursued a master's degree in tumor biology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and thereafter earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She was a resident in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology in Lexington. She then completed a research fellowship at the

MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, studying the genomics and molecular biology of head and neck cancer. She completed her clinical fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in head and neck surgical oncology, and is certified by the American Head and Neck Society and Advanced Training Council.

Dr. Silver is an assistant professor in the University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. She specializes in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors, or cancers, of the head and neck. This includes tumors involving the oral cavity, larynx, oropharynx, salivary glands, skin and thyroid gland. Dr. Silver also has specialized training in the use of minimally invasive techniques, such as transoral robotic surgery, or TORS.

Prior to joining University of Florida Health, Dr. Silver was a research fellow at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she explored molecular therapeutics and genomic alterations to improve outcomes for patients with resistant head and neck cancer. At UF, she is the research leader for the Disease-Specific Group for head and neck cancer at the UF Health Cancer Center. She is responsible for organizing clinical trials and working in a multidisciplinary setting to find the best possible treatment for head and neck cancer patients. She is also a leader of translational research projects at UF, including the use of novel genomic testing to improve the outcomes and treatments in head and neck cancer patients.

Dr. Silver is a member of the UF Health Cancer Center, the American Head and Neck Society, the Florida Society of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. She is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Education

Fellowship - Otolaryngology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
2016

Residency - Otolaryngology
University of Kentucky Medical Center
2014

Internship - Otolayrngology
University of Kentucky Medical Center
2010

Medical Degree
Georgetown University
2009

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

UF Faculty Research Teacher of the Year Award
University of Florida
2019

UF Faculty Research Teacher of the Year Award
University of Florida
2017

Alpha Omega Alpha
University of Kentucky
2013

Kentucky Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting Resident Research Award
University of Kentucky
2011

Resident Teaching Award
University of Kentucky
2010