Silvestro grew up in Hamilton, New Jersey. He studied Biology and English at Georgetown University, earning a B.S. degree
and publishing a paper in the field of plant infectious diseases. While there, he also founded a clown troupe of undergraduate
and medical students that brought joy to area hospitals and nursing homes. He received his medical education at the
Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also received training in mind-body medicine and assisted in research
into the impact of such training on the lives of medical students. Dr. Silvestro chose to continue at Georgetown for
his Pediatrics residency, and is board certified in Pediatrics.
Dr. Silvestro was listed as a "Top Pediatrician"
by OrganizedWisdom.com in 2011. He assists in the Bone Marrow Donation Program at Georgetown University Hospital.
He is a co-facilitator in the Mind-Body Medicine Program at the Georgetown
University School of Medicine, teaching medical students to use meditation, mindfulness, and other self-awareness techniques
with the belief that a more mindful, balanced physician will be a more compassionate physician. Bringing a similar belief
to parenting, Dr. Silvestro leads a "Mindfulness for Parents" course in the community.
Dr. Silvestro enjoys developing
relationships with families as their children learn and grow. His special interests include childhood obesity and the
incorporation of mindfulness techniques in the care of children with anxiety, sleep disturbances, inattention, and other chronic
and acute issues.
Dr. Silvestro is married to a wonderful woman and has two amazing kids.