Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Orlando E. Silva, M.D.

General Information

Orlando E. Silva, M.D.


  • English


  • American Board of Internal Med-Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Med-Medical Oncology



  • Hematology/Oncology - Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Director of Breast Cancer Education
  • Faculty Member "Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity"

Clinical Interests

Dr. Silva's clinical interests include patient care, clinical trials and education, with emphasis on
breast cancer .

Research Interests

Research interest include breast cancer with emphasis on breast oncology and the education of oncologists.


Iron Arrow Honor Society
Iron Arrow Honor Society
Recognition Award
Recognition Award
Visiting Professor in Oncology
Recognition Award
Bruce A. Jones Award
Scientific Program Award
Bronze Beeper Award


2000 J.D.
University of Miami, School of Law
1993 Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center
1991 Residency
University of Michigan Hospital
1988 M.D.
Northwestern University Medical School
1983 B.S.
University of Miami



Dr. Silva is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Diplomat of the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and other national and international medical societies.
In 2002, Dr. Silva created the InterAmerican Breast Cancer Conference, which is held in Cancun, Mexico. The conference has turned into a world meeting focusing on “what to do with your patient at the bedside.” One of the objectives of the meeting is to create a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean which will unite American and European physician/scientists. At this biannual meeting, Dr. Silva established the Umberto Veronesi Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Research and Development.
Dr. Silva founded the Emmaus Medical Mission in 2003, which completes at least two medical missions a year. The missions are dedicated to treating the medical needs of the underserved, impoverished and forgotten people of Latin America

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