RMH names cardiologist as chief medical officer

Rome Memorial Hospital recently appointed Russell Silverman as chief medical officer.

A member of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center medical staff in Syracuse for more than 35 years, Silverman has been a driving force to the growth and national recognition of the St. Joseph’s cardiac service line.

He has served in a variety of leadership roles. Currently, he is the medical director of medical cardiology and a member of National Cardiovascular Services Clinical Excellence Counsel of Trinity Health.

“Dr. Silverman will be instrumental in supporting the medical staff in pursuit of clinical excellence at Rome Memorial Hospital,” said president-chief executive officer Mark Murphy. “Dr. Silverman is experienced in uniting diverse teams to achieve excellence in patient care through collaboration and alignment of common goals.”

Silverman earned his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where he completed his residency in cardiovascular disease in 1983.

In addition to serving as CMO, Silverman will continue to provide medical cardiology to Rome area residents in the St. Joseph’s Health Cardiolovascular Institute office located on the ground floor of Rome Memorial Hospital in the Dorothy G. Griffin Cardiovascular Center.

Photo: Silverman