Dr. Silverberg was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Kansas and his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. Dr. Silverberg remained there and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as his Medical Oncology Fellowship. Dr. Silverberg is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is the first Medical Director of the Methodist Hospice Program. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Silverberg and his wife, Jan, have one son and one daughter.