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Kristi D. Silver, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Vice Division Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Department of Medicine


HSF 3, Room 4081

Phone (Primary):

(443) 682-6800


(410) 856-3840

Education and Training

1985: M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine

1985-1988: Internal Medicine Residency, University of Massachusetts Medical Center

1992-1995: Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Research/Clinical Keywords

Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, general endocrine disorders

Highlighted Publications


  1. Walston J, Silver K, Bogardus C, Knowler WC, Celi FS, Austin SA, Manning BStJ, Strosberg AD, Stern MP, Raben NJ, Sorkin JD, Roth J, Shuldiner AR. Time of onset of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and genetic variation in the beta-3-adrenergic receptor gene. N Engl J Med 333:343-347 1995 PMID: 7609750
  2. Silver K, Walston J, Wang Y, Dowse G, Zimmet P, Shuldiner AR. Molecular scanning of the beta-3-adrenergic receptor gene in Nauruans with obesity and noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab   81:4155-4158 1996 PMID: 8923875
  3. Silver K, Yao F. ARIP cells as a model for pancreatic beta cell growth and development. Pancreas 22:141-147 2001 PMID:11249068
  4. Silver K, Shetty A. IPF-1 gene variation and the development of type 2 diabetes. Mol Genet Metab 75:287-289, 2002 PMID: 11914043
  5. Silver K, Tolea M, Pollin T, Yao F, Mitchell BD. The exon 1 Cys7Gly polymorphism within the betacellulin gene is associated with type 2 diabetes in African Americans. Diabetes 54:1179-1184, 2005 PMID:15793259
  6. Silver KD, Magnuson VL, Tolea M, Wang J, Hagopian WA, Mitchell BD. Association of a polymorphism in the betacellulin gene with type 1 diabetes mellitus in two populations. J Mol Med 84:616-623, 2006 PMID: 16683131
  7. Elbein SC, Wang X, Karim MA, Chui WS, Silver KD. Analysis of coding variants in the betacellulin gene in type 2 diabetes and insulin secretion in African American subjects. BMC Medical Genetics 7:62 2006 PMID: 16869959
  8. Silver KD, Shi X, Mitchell BD. Betacellulin variants and type 2 diabetes in the Old Order Amish. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 115:229-231 2007 PMID: 17646211
  9. Capuano MM, Sorkin JD, Chang YPC, Ling H, O'Connell JR, Rothman RB, Mitchell BD, Silver KD. Polymorphisms in the SOCS7 Gene and Glucose Homeostasis Traits. BMC Research Notes 6:235 2013 PMID: 23767996
  10. Levitt DL, Silver KD, Spanakis EK. Mitigating Severe Hypoglycemia by Initiating Inpatient Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 11(2):440-441 2017 PMID: 27543272
  11. Lamos EM, Wijesinha M, Ramhamdani S, Magder LS, Silver KD. Role of glycemic control on hospital related outcomes in patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing renal transplantation. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 10:13-17 2017 PMID: 28115861
  12. Levitt DL, Spanakis EK, Ryan KA, Silver KD. Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor Initiation in Hospitalized Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Technol Ther. 20:32-38 2018 PMID: 29293367