Gerard A. SilvestriMD, MS, FCCP
Dr. Gerard Silvestri is a professor of medicine and a lung cancer pulmonologist at the Medical University of South Carolina with a career dedicated to the evaluation, management, and improvement of outcomes of patients with this most common of malignancies. He completed his undergraduate education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, his medical degree at St. Georges University, a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of St. Raphaels/Yale University School of Medicine and fellowship training at Dartmouth. He has an advanced degree in health services research, also from Dartmouth.
Dr. Silvestri began the first multidisciplinary lung cancer clinic in South Carolina and now evaluates between five and seven new lung cancers per week. His clinical research is patient-oriented and directed towards nearly every aspect of lung cancer care. He has experience in evaluating new technologies for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and was the part of the first group to publish the utility of endoscopic ultrasound with the fine-needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph nodes to stage lung cancer patients.