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photo Fernanda P. Silveira, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Director of Clinical Operations, Transplant Infectious Diseases

Coordinator of Education, Division of Infectious Diseases


Phone: 412-648-6601

Office: Falk Medical Building, Suite 3A
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6601
Fax: 412-648-6399
Administrative Assistant:
Tanya Gonzalez
Address: S869, Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-8510
Fax: 412-648-8455
Education and Training
MD, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1998
Master of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2003
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2005
Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2006
Research Interest
Dr. Silveira is interested in clinical research that promotes the health of the patients in her care. As such, some of her projects include the study of the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in preventing hospital admissions; clinical trials of new agents to treat respiratory viral infections in lung transplant recipients; clinical trials of new agents for the treatment of CMV; and optimization of colistin dose in critically ill patients with multi-drug resistant Gram negative infections.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Silveira's clinical interest is in infectious in organ transplant recipients, particularly respiratory virus infections, infections due to resistant CMV and fungal infections.
Educational Interest
Dr. Silveira is the director of the Problem Based Learning (PBL) component of the Medical Microbiology course. She is also interested in teaching of Transplant Infectious Diseases to residents, fellows and general ID practitioners. She participated in the development of the recommended curriculum for training in Transplant Infectious Diseases and is currently an editor for a reference guide for the work-up and diagnosis of common syndromes in thoracic organ transplant recipients, that will be a useful bedside tool for clinicians caring for these patients.
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Selected Publications:
Avery R, Clauss H, Danziger-Isakov L, Davis J, Doucette K, van Duin D,, Fishman J, Gunseren F, Humar A, Husain S, Isada C, Julian K, Kaul D, Kumar D, Martin S, Michaels M,, Morris M, Silveira F, Subramanian A. Recommended curriculum for subspecialty training in transplant infectious disease on behalf of the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice Educational Initiatives Working Group. Transpl Infect Dis. 2010; 12(3): 190-194.
Kumar D, Michaels MG, Morris MI, Green M, Avery RK, Liu C, Danziger-Isakov L, Stosor V,, Estabrook M, Gantt S, Marr KA, Martin S, Silveira FP, Razonable RR, Allen UD, Levi ME, Lyon GM,, Bell LE, Huprikar S, Patel G, Gregg KS, Pursell K, Helmersen D, Julian KG, Shiley K, Bono B, Dharnidharaka VR, Alavi G, Kalpoe JS, Shoham S, Reid GE, Humar A, on behalf of the American Society of Transplantation H1N1 Collaborative Study Group. Outcomes from pandemic influenza A H1N1 infections in recipients of solid-organ transplants: a multicenter cohort. Lancet Infect Dis. 2010; 10(8): 521-526.
Garonzik SM, Li J, Thamlikitkul V, Paterson D, Shoham S, Jacob J, Silveira FP, Forrest A,, Nation RL. Population pharmacokinectics of colistin methanesulfonate and formed colistin in critically-ill patients from a multi-center study provide dosing suggestions for various categories of patients. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011; 55(7): 3284-3294.
Silveira FP, Kusne S. AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice. Candida infections in solid organ transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2013; Mar13 Suppl4: 220-7.
De La Cruz O, Minces LR, Silveira FP. Experience with linezolid for the treatment of nocardiosis in organ transplant recipients. J Infect. 2015; 70(1): 44-51.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: IP 15-002: Flu Vaccine Effectiveness in Those Hospitalized in a Large Diverse Health System
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Center for Disease Control
Grant Number: U01 IP000969
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Core_plus Option_A_C_Influenza Surveillance and Vaccine Effectiveness in a Large Diverse Network
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Center for Disease Control
Grant Number: U01 IP000467
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: Prophylaxis versus Preemptive Therapy for CMV in R-D+ Liver transplant Recipients
Role: Faculty Collaborator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: N01 HHSN272201100041C
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Notable Achievements
Best Doctors in America, 2015-2016
Chair (Elected), Infectious Diseases Council, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Past Chair, Infectious Diseases Council, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Member, Writing Committee, Practice Consensus Document for Strategies to Prevent and Manage Infections Related to Mechanical Circulatory Devices, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantati
Member, Writing Committee, Guidelines for the Management of Fungal Infections in Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiothoracic Organ Transplant Recipients, International Society for Heart and Lung
Syndromes in Thoracic Organ Transplant Recipients
Editor, What to do in case of…? ISHLT’s Reference Guide for the Work-up and Diagnosis of Common
38th Annual Honors Convocation, Faculty Award, University of Pittsburgh