Michael A Silva MBBS, MS, MD, FCS SL, FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCS Ed

Michael Silva became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001. He had his higher surgical training in the West Midlands Deanery with extended training in liver transplantation, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at the Liver Unit, University Hospital Birmingham, one of the largest HPB and transplant centres in Europe. In parallel he completed a higher degree leading up to a MD from the University of Birmingham in 2007, studying the effects of ischemia and reperfusion injury to the liver during transplantation. In 2008 he was awarded the FRCS (General Surgery) and certificate of completion of training (CCT) in 2009.


Mr Silva is lead for the supra-regional service offering total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplantation (TPIAT) for a select group of patients with chronic pancreatitis. He also is founder and lead for the national database for Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms (IPNB) a precursor condition leading to cholangiocarcinoma, the only such database for this condition in the World (https://ukipnb.co.uk/Login). He also set up the charitable fund Oxford Pancreas and Liver (OPAL) fund (https://www.hospitalcharity.co.uk/opal).


Mr Silva has over 80 peer-reviewed publications in basic science and surgical journals and was editor assistant for the British Journal of Surgery in 2011-2012. He is also reviewer for numerous international scientific journals and is author of many book chapters in his speciality.

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