Dr. Fred Silva joined Nephropath in 2011 following twelve 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.
Dr. Silva was board certified by the American Board of Pathology in 1976. He has also published extensively in general surgical pathology and renal pathology and is Co-Editor/Author of four major textbooks/atlases in renal pathology.