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Richard I. Silver, M.D.

Richard I. Silver, M.D.

Board Certified Urologist

Fellowship-trained in Pediatric Urology

Dr. Silver is board certified by the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Silver completed a residency in general surgery and urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. 

Dr. Silver treats patients of all ages and with all types of urologic problems. His laboratory research during his training focused on 5a-reductase, an enzyme that is necessary for normal male genitourinary tract development, but which also causes benign enlargement of the prostate in adult men. Consequently, he has clinical interests and special expertise in the complex reconstruction of congenital abnormalities of the genitalia, such as hypospadias, undescended testes, and ambiguous genitalia, as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and urethral stricture. Dr. Silver enjoys treating difficult urinary tract infections and stones, and the unique challenge of treating urologic problems during pregnancy, which requires extra special care to protect the baby.


Dr. Silver sees patients in both the New Hartford and Rome offices. He performs both inpatient and outpatient surgery at Faxton-St. Luke's Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica.  He has published 35 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and written seven textbook chapters.

Board Certification
American Board of Urology

Medical Society Memberships
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow, Society for Pediatric Urology
Member, American Urological Association
Member, Society for Fetal Urology
Member, Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

Education and Training
College:                  Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1985
Medical School:     University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, M.D., 1989
Residency:              University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1989-95
Fellowship:              Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1995-97