Janet Silverstein, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Office: CMS Building, Room 2114
Address: P.O. Box 100296, Gainesville, FL 32610

Phone: 352-265-7337
Fax: 352-627-4415

Email: silvejh@peds.ufl.edu



  • University of Rochester                     B.A.                                      1966
  • University of Pennsylvania                M.D.                                      1970
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia    Intern                                    1970-71
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia    Resident                                1971-72
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia    Associate Chief Resident      1974‑75
  • Duke University Medical Center         Fellow                                   1975‑77

Professional Biography

Dr. Janet Silverstein is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at UF Health. In her years of experience she has held and holds many titles including director, chief, program director, professor, medical director, associate chief, and associate professor, to name a few.

She was chair of many national committees including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section of Endocrinology, Children’s workgroup of the National Diabetes Education Program,  the Diabetes in Youth committee, and President of the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES). She was also selected to serve on the AAP Committee on Nutrition, was an author on the School Guide (Helping the Child with Diabetes Succeed in School), was a member of the Clinical Practice committee of the American Diabetes Association, was on the Decision skills committee for maintenance of certification for the American Board of Pediatrics and writing committee for the Pediatric Endocrinology sub board of the ABP, and was on the Wellness committee for the Alachua County school district. She is currently the Chair of the Maintenance of Certification Committee for PES, is Associate Chair and Chair-elect of the Governor’s Diabetes Advisory Council, and is an alternate delegate for the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Janet Silverstein completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at the University of Rochester (1966) and received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1970). For five years (from an Intern in ’70 to an Associate Chief Resident in ‘77) she worked in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. From there she went on to Durham, NC and worked as a Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology at Duke University Medical Center. She is currently working with the University of Florida teaching, researching, performing patient care, and doing service work.


  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Pediatric obesity
  • Transgender Care
  • Pediatric Endocrine Disorders


  • Gowey MA, Lim CS, Dutton GR, Silverstein JH, Dumont-Driscoll MC, Janicke DM. Executive Function and Dysregulated Eating Behaviors in Pediatric Obesity. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 Sep 1;43(8):834-845. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx091.
  • Styne DM, Arslanian SA, Connor EL, Farooqi IS, Murad MH, Silverstein JH, Yanovski JA. Response to Letter: “Pediatric Obesity-Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline”. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Jun 1;102(6):2123-2124. doi: 10.1210/jc.2017-00561. No abstract available.
  • Styne DM, Arslanian SA, Connor EL, Farooqi IS, Murad MH, Silverstein JH, Yanovski JA. Pediatric Obesity-Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Mar 1;102(3):709-757. doi: 10.1210/jc.2016-2573.
  • Morrison RS, Dickman E, Hwang U, Akhtar S, Ferguson T, Huang J, Jeng CL, Nelson BP, Rosenblatt MA, Silverstein JH, Strayer RJ, Torrillo TM, Todd KH. Regional Nerve Blocks Improve Pain and Functional Outcomes in Hip Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Dec;64(12):2433-2439. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14386. Epub 2016 Oct 27.
  • Silverstein JH. Is it better to overtreat or undertreat? J Pediatr. 2016 Aug;175:1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.06.009. No abstract available.


Honors and Awards

2016             America’s Top Doctors

2011              Faculty Superior Accomplishment

2010              Who’s Who of American Women

2008              Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians

2006              Alachua-Bradford County Women of Distinction