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Robert De Silverio

Robert De Silverio, MD

Clinical Professor

Department: Psychiatry

Specialties: Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

  • APA Nancy C.A. Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education (1994)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychiatric Association (fellow since 1976; distinguished life fellow, 2002)
  • Consultant to Committee on Abuse and Misuse of Psychiatry (1992-95)
  • Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (since 1991)
  • Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society
  • Philadelphia Psychiatric Society
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and Law
  • Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry

Clinical Services

Psychotherapy, Forensic psychiatry, Psychoanalysis


  • Psychiatry - Philadelphia General Hospital (1963), Chief Resident, 1962-1963


  • Hahnemann Hospital (1960)

Dr. Robert De Silverio is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has served as site director for medical student education in psychiatry since 2002. Dr. De Silverio is also a member of the Alumni Board of Directors of Drexel University College of Medicine.


"Perphenazine-amitriptyline in Neurotic Depressed Outpatients: A Controlled Collaborative Study"
De Silverio RV, Rickels K, Weise C, Clark E, and Hutchinson J
American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 127, Sept, 1970

"Oxazepam (Serax) and Meprobamate in Anxious Neurotic Out-patients"
De Silverio RV, Rickels K, Raab E, and Jameson J
Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 9, No. 4; Jul-Aug, 1969

"Differential Effects of Chlordiazepoxide and Fluphenazine in Two Anxious Patient Populations"
Raab E, Rickels K, Gordon P, Laquer G, De Silverio RV, and Hesbacher P
Psycho-pharmacologia (Berlin), Vol. 12, pp. 181-192; 1968

"Mesoridazine (TPS-23) in Chronic Neurotic Clinic Patients"
De Silverio RV, Rickels K, Toro R, and Kanther M
Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 8, No. 1; Jan-Feb, 1968

"Drug Treatment in Depression: Antidepressant or Tranquilizer?"
Rickels K, Raab E, De Silverio RV, and Etamad B
Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 201, No. 9; August 1967

"Effect of Cardiac Surgery on the EEG"
Barnes TC, Hand BM, De Silverio RV, and Morgan AJ
Diseases of the Nervous System, Vol. 27; November 1966

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.