Dr. Rick Silverman received his A.B. in German from Dartmouth College in 1981 and his M.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1985. He completed training in General Surgery at the Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University and at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, finishing in 1990. He then trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, completing his program in 1992. Shortly after, Dr. Silverman completed a traveling fellowship in Microvascular Surgery at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, and at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He has been on staff at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center since July, 1993. Dr. Silverman obtained certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in November, 1995. His practice was relocated to the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts, with offices in Newton and Brighton in September, 2000. In his new practice, he joins Dr. George Volpe, with whom he trained at U Mass.