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Nicholas                       Silvestri

Nicholas J. Silvestri MD

Department of Neurology

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

Specialty/Research Focus

Neurology; Neuromuscular Disorders

Professional Summary:

As a neurologist with advanced training in the field of neuromuscular disorders, my clinical practice focuses on the care of adults and children with disorders of nerves, the neuromuscular junction and muscle.

With specialized training in clinical neuromuscular medicine, my expertise lies not only in clinical care but also in performing electrodiagnostic studies (nerve conduction and electromyography). I am one of the few physicians in the area skilled at performing advanced electrophysiological techniques such as single fiber electromyography. I also perform skin biopsies and chemodenervation (botulinum toxin treatment) at our UBMD Neurology clinic on Essjay Road in Williamsville. As well, I evaluate and treat patients with general neurologic diseases such as headache and seizures. I see outpatients at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), the VA Hospital, the UBMD Neurology Clinic on Essjay and at the Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at BGMC, where I serve as co-director. I frequently attend on service at BGMC.

In addition to my clinical duties, I direct the adult neurology residency training program and train fellows in clinical neurophysiology. I am actively involved in teaching medical students both in the clinical and preclinical years, and I lecture extensively in the medical school and at national and international meetings on topics related to neuromuscular disorders. I serve on a number of committees in the medical school that focus on improving medical and graduate medical education. I am actively involved in both clinical research studies and basic science research in collaboration with physician scientists from multiple disciplines, including neurology.

I am most proud of the clinical services that I have developed in our department and the high-quality care that we deliver. It is an honor for me to practice neurology in the Western New York community in which I was raised.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2009)
  • Residency, Neurology, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2008)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2005)
  • MD, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Cum Laude (2004)
  • Director, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2009-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Excellence in Teaching In Adult Neurology, UB Neurology Residency Program (2013)
  • Best Teacher, UB Adult Neurology Residency Program (2011)

Research Expertise:
  • Electromyography
  • Neuromuscular disease

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Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

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Contact Information

Dept. of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1010 Main St., 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 932-6080, ext. 105
Fax: (716) 332-4245

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