Howard Silberman

Professor of Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Surgical Oncology
Breast Cancer
Malignant Melanoma
Colorectal Cancer
Other Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract


  • Breast Cancer
  • General Surgery


  • Department of Surgery


  • English

Howard Silberman, MD

Professor of Surgery

Practicing location:

  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Howard Silberman, Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, was awarded the M.D. degree by the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and received his postgraduate training in surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been elected to membership in various professional organizations, including the Society of University Surgeons, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. As a member of the full-time Attending Staff of the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital, Dr. Silberman specializes in the management of breast cancer as well as tumors of the gastrointestional tract and malignant melanoma. He serves as the Associate Director of the Harold E. and Henrietta C. Lee Breast Center at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. He also attends in the Division of Tumor and Endocrine Surgery at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Dr. Silberman’s clinical interests are reflected in his book, Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology: Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems. This work considers the management of patients with complicated, advanced, or unusual tumors of the stomach, pancreas, small intestine, colon, rectum, and soft tissues including breast cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma. The text emphasizes a combined multidisciplinary approach (drug therapy, radiotherapy, and surgery) to the treatment of cancer. Dr. Silberman also has a long standing interest in surgical nutrition and is the author of text Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.


A.B., Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1962
Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, 1966


University of Pennsylvania, Surgery, 1966 - 1967


University of Pennsylvania, Surgery, 1967 - 1972


University of Pennsylvania, Renal Transplantation, 1966 - 1967


American Board of Surgery

Professional society memberships:

American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Surgery (Diplomate)
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Los Angeles Surgical Society
Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Society of Surgical Oncology
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of University Surgeons
Western Surgical Association


Dr. Silberman was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.