About Dr. Steve Silvestro
A husband and father of two, Steve Silvestro, MD, was raised in Hamilton, NJ, by parents who encouraged the belief that a focused, inspired mind could achieve anything. He went on to complete his undergraduate studies in Biology and English at Georgetown University, and continued to earn his M.D. at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
While in medical school, Dr. Silvestro participated in the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Mind-Body Medicine Program for three years, learning various meditation, imagery, and mindfulness techniques. He contributed to research involving the effects of such a mind-body course on medical students’ self-awareness and well-being.
Following medical school, Dr. Silvestro received his training in Pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital, where he first utilized mindfulness-based techniques with hospitalized patients. During his residency, he was nominated for the String of Pearls Award, an honor given to residents recognized as outstanding teachers of medical students.
In 2010, Dr. Silvestro received training to facilitate mind-body medicine groups for medical students at Georgetown. He began co-facilitating groups in the Spring of 2011, with the belief that a physician-in-training who is more self-aware can journey on to become a more mindful, compassionate physician. In the Spring of 2012, he served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, co-facilitating a similar course for undergraduate students.
Dr. Silvestro also believes in the power of humor in healing. As an undergraduate, he became involved with Patch Adams and created a clown troupe that brought laughter and good cheer to DC area hospitals, nursing homes, and public spaces. He continued his clowning in medical school, traveling to Russia with Patch and forty other clowns from around the world to bring joy to children’s hospitals and orphanages. Dr. Silvestro currently enjoys performing magic and encouraging laughter in his pediatric patients and their parents.
Dr. Silvestro currently practices as a general pediatrician in North Bethesda, MD. In 2012, he was honored as one of Washington Parent Magazine’s “Favorite Docs 2012.” In 2011, he was honored as a “Top Doctor” & “Top Pediatrician” by OrganizedWisdom.com for use of social media in medicine. Since 2009, he has also taken part in the Georgetown University Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic as a physician harvester, collecting bone marrow from donors for use in transplantation.
Dr. Silvestro currently lives in Rockville, MD, with his wonderful wife, Monica, and two lovably entertaining children.
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Dr. Steve Speaks to Wednesday Morning Group
Dr. Steve recently spoke to the Wednesday Morning Group about the role of mindfulness and mind-body medicine in parents' lives. He discussed the health benefits of these skills, as well as their impact on parents' relationship and parenting skills.
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- Boston Business Journal lnkd.in/AkawPh 2 months ago
- The wonderful holistic health counselor Monica Silvestro @intuitivehealth (I'm not biased!) will be speaking, as well! ow.ly/eytXa 7 months ago
- Will be speaking re: #mindfulness for parents @Early Childhood Center in Rockville, MD "Inspired Parenting" program 10/27... 7 months ago