Dr. Richard Silva
Dr. Richard Silva
Richard A. Silva,
Dr. Silva joined Horizon Vascular Specialists in 1998.
As a native of Binghamton, New York, Dr. Silva attended State University of New York at Binghamton for his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, where he finished in three years and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
As a believer in the public education system, he attended SUNY at Buffalo for medical school.
He became the first graduate of SUNY Buffalo to do his surgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV).
Dr. Silva then spent six years in Richmond, Virginia to complete his surgical training and served as Chief Resident of MCV in 1997 and the Vascular Fellow in 1998.
time in Richmond made him appreciate the weather in the south, so rather than return to Binghamton to practice with his
father, who is also a vascular surgeon, he
decided to join Horizon
Upon joining Horizon Vascular Specialists
, Dr. Silva
introduced advanced laparoscopic skills in general surgery.
continued to bring new innovative procedures to the practice, including the removal of leg vein blood clots.
The practice continues to excel at vascular innovation and advanced treatment of vascular disease.
Today, Dr. Silva
and the Horizon physicians do the vast majority of their work using minimally invasive techniques.
Some Dr. Silva's
outstanding outcomes include the removal of a deep vein thrombosis from a high school soccer star, for which he
was featured on the local ABC news health segment, and the endovascular repair of a large Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm on a 96-year woman, who continues to see him regularly.
is a member of the Humera Society
, which honors the memory of Dr. David Hume, who was instrumental in developing organ transplantation.
Dr. Silva has been a Washingtonian magazine Top Doctor every year since 2004.
Dr. Silva is married to the love of his life, Berit, who is a gastrointestinal nurse practitioner at a local GI practice.
has two wonderful children, in whom he
is fostering his
love of tennis, golf and skiing.
Vascular surgery has changed dramatically over the last 15 years, and Dr. Silva
and the Horizon team of surgeons have been instrumental in advancing the practice of vascular surgery.