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Stephen Arnoff


Patricio Silva, MD


Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-7937

FAX: 215-707-4148

Email: patricio.silva@temple.edu


Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation


Educational Background:


BS, Biological Science, Catholic University of Chile School of Medicine, Santiago, Chile, 1959


MD (cum laude), Catholic University of Chile School of Medicine, Santiago, Chile, 1964


Residency in Internal Medicine, Catedra "D" de Medicina, Hospital Clinico de la Universidad de Chile, 1964-1967


Fellowship, Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1970-1971


Fellowship, Nephrology, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1973-1974

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clinical Interests:

  • Dialysis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Renal transplantation

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board certification(s):


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Nephrology

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professional affiliations:


  • Sociedad Medica de Chile
  • Sociedad Medica del Centro, Chile (treasurer)
  • American Federation for Clinical Research
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • Salt and Water Club (elected)
  • American Physiological Society
  • Comparative Physiology Section, American Physiological Society
  • Renal Section, American Physiological Society
  • American Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (elected)
  • Cell Physiology Section, American Physiological Society
  • Founding member, American Society of Renal Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • Councilor, American Society of Renal Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • President Elect, American Society of Renal Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • Past-President, American Society of Renal Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • Sociedad Chilena de Nefrología (Hon)
  • Elected member, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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research interests:

  • Electrolyte transport and metabolism
  • Renal metabolism
  • Role of Na-K-ATPase in transport
  • Cellular respiration
  • Peptide regulation of transport

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25125384. Gillespie A, Hammer H, Kolenikov S, Polychronopoulou A, Ouzienko V, Obradovic Z, Urbanski MA, Browne T, Silva P, Sex differences and attitudes toward living donor kidney transplantation among urban black patients on hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 9:10(1764-72)2014 Oct 7

21486390. Gillespie A, Hammer H, Lee J, Nnewihe C, Gordon J, Silva P, Lack of listing status awareness: results of a single-center survey of hemodialysis patients. Am J Transplant 11:7(1522-6)2011 Jul

20189598. Karachristos A, Herrera A, Sifontis NM, Darrah J, Baribault C, Lee I, Leech SH, Constantinescu S, Gaughan J, Jain A, Silva P, Daller JA, Outcomes of renal transplantation in older high risk recipients: is there an age effect? J Surg Res 161:2(173-8)2010 Jun 15

21696057. Lee I, Constantinescu S, Gillespie A, Rao S, Silva P, Birkenbach M, Leech S, Karachristos A, Daller JA, Sifontis NM, Targeting alloantibody production with bortezomib: does it make more sense? Clin Transpl :(397-403)2010

19680252. Silva P, Franklin Harold Epstein: 5 May 1924-5 November 2008. Kidney Int 76:5(471-2)2009 Sep

20524309. Lee I, Constantinescu S, Gillespie A, Swami A, Birkenbach M, Leech S, Silva P, Karachristos A, Daller JA, Sifontis NM, Bortezomib as therapy for mixed humoral and cellular rejection: should it be first line? Clin Transpl :(425-9)2009

18368705. Armenti VT, Daller JA, Constantinescu S, Silva P, Radomski JS, Moritz MJ, Gaughan WJ, McGrory CH, Coscia LA, Report from the National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry: outcomes of pregnancy after transplantation. Clin Transpl :(57-70)2006

17906276. McGrory CH, Ondeck-Williams M, Hilburt N, Constantinescu S, Silva P, Daller JA, Coscia LA, Armenti VT, Nutrition, pregnancy, and transplantation. Nutr Clin Pract 22:5(512-6)2007 Oct

12095045. Leeser DB, Jeevanandam V, Furukawa S, Eisen H, Mather P, Silva P, Guy S, Foster CE 3rd, Simultaneous heart and kidney transplantation in patients with end-stage heart and renal failure. Am J Transplant 1:1(89-92)2001 May

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