About me

aboutmeDr. Sveta Silverman, MD

I began my medical career as a pediatric surgeon in the former Soviet Union. After I made Canada my home in 1991, I broadened my studies and work into the field of pathology. As a pathologist, I’m really good at finding the root causes of medical problems. I’m also good at finding ways to heal medical conditions. I have a passion for eating well, living a healthy lifestyle and preventing disease.

I am a lifelong learner and as such, I am widely published and I am a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians in Canada. As a Royal College Fellow, I am always enhancing my learning and skills through my commitment to continuing professional development through the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

As well, I have enjoyed teaching over the years and I have been honoured with multiple awards for outstanding teaching. The connection I make between the material and the student is satisfying and motivating to me. 

At this point in life, I desire to integrate my knowledge, experience and passion as I make myself available to answer people’s medical questions. I am developing askdrsilverman.com so that I can make a difference in individuals’ quality of life. I have worked very hard to become an expert in detecting the root causes of illnesses. I have also made strides in finding ways to help people heal their bodies. I am looking forward to helping thousands of people through askdrsilverman.com. 

On a personal note, I really enjoy music, animals, tennis and kind people. Most of all, I love and appreciate my wonderful husband, Harry. The first 25 years have been marvelous and I’m looking forward to the next 25 years!

My education

2000 – 2005 FRCP, Anatomic Pathology

1996 – 2000 Doctorate of Medicine
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

1980 – 1987 Doctorate of Medicine
With specialization of Pediatric Surgery
Sverdlovsk State Medical Institute, USSR

My experience

2013 – present Member of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program, Northern Alberta.

2009 – present Breast pathology reviewer, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta.

2005 – present Surgical pathologist, Misericordia Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton

2000 – 2005 Resident in Anatomical Pathology
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

1993 – 1996 Sessional Instructor in Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy and Histology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton

1987 – 2000 Pediatric surgeon,
9th State Pediatric Hospital
Sverdlovsk, Russia, USSR

Professional memberships

Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP)

American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

International Association of Pathologists (USCAP Division)