Julie K. Silver, MD

Julie K. Silver, MD is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silver has held numerous leadership positions and is a former start-up company founder. She was named the Top Innovator in Medicine in 2012 by The Boston Globe, and the same year her start-up company was listed by Bloomberg/Businessweek as one of the most promising social enterprise companies. 

Dr. Silver’s work has focused on workforce diversity/inclusion and burnout—often intersecting with innovation and implementation science. She developed a unique approach to workforce inclusion and wellness aimed at analyzing and strategically advancing equity and promoting wellness for faculty and staff by analyzing how they are valued and respected for their important contributions. For example, Dr. Silver identified that faculty members were not equitably recognized by their own medical societies, and she spearheaded groundbreaking research on the underrepresentation of women physicians—at zero or near zero levels--for recognition awards. Her publishing track record is broad and deep, and she has authored/edited nearly 100 books, including medical textbooks and popular press books. She is a leading authority on topics related to women’s leadership, women in medicine and workforce gender equity and has published numerous studies and reports on these topics in medical journals. Dr. Silver has led numerous high impact national strategic initiatives such as #SocietiesAsAllies, #WallsDoTalk and #QuoteHer. #QuoteHer was featured in the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review

Dr. Silver’s work has been featured in many media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The London Times and NPR. She has also appeared on numerous TV shows including the CBS Early Show, The Today Show, Fox News and ABC News.

 

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