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September 13, 2018

Arkana Physician Spotlight: Dr. Silva

Dr. Fred Silva joined Arkana Laboratories in 2011 following 12 years of service as the Executive Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. During that time, he also served as Adjunct Professor of Pathology at Emory University in Atlanta, as well as Visiting Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Silva received his BS and MD from the University of Oklahoma. He trained at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where he also served as Assistant Professor in Surgical and Renal Pathology. In 1980, he became Associate Professor and Director of Surgical Pathology at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, a position he held for nine years. He then became the Lloyd Rader Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma from 1989–1999.

At Arkana, Dr. Silva is heavily involved in fellow and visiting nephrologist/pathologist education as well as producing his Throwback Thursday podcast series. Dr. Silva has been instrumental in fellow research and study design during his tenure at Arkana as well. In our daily case conference, Dr. Silva is an unparalleled information repository with an extensive knowledge of the nephrology and pathology literature and can often recite the progression of knowledge on varied disease states starting hundreds of years prior and move all the way to our current understanding, citing numerous important studies along the way. Outside of work, Dr. Silva is interested in cosmology and teaches several lectures involving the origin and development of the universe and our place in the ever-expanding cosmos and also enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Dr. Silva's wife is a music/piano student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and their daughter is a Ph.D. in neuroscience/pharmaceutical development.

Arkana Laboratories is proud to call Dr. Silva one of our own and we are continually enriched not only by his brilliance but also by his kind and humble spirit that always strives to teach, learn, and leave every person he meets a little bit better for having made his acquaintance.