William Silverstein, MD

Program Editor, Internal Medicine

Fellow, General Internal Medicine at University of Toronto. 


William Silverstein, MD completed his medical school and Internal Medicine training at the University of Toronto, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He has completed a Masters of Science with a concentration in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto, and an Editorial Fellowship at JAMA Internal Medicine for their Teachable Moments Series. He is completing a Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at University of Toronto.  His academic interests lie at the intersection of quality improvement, patient safety, resource stewardship, and health services research.

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Selected Research and Publications

Ketamine for the treatment of acute pain
CMAJ. 2021 Nov 1;193(43):E1663. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.210878.
Closing the Osteoporosis Care Gap: A Teachable Moment
JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Dec 1;181(12):1635-1636. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.5972.
Overuse of Levothyroxine in Patients With Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Time to "Leve"-Out-Thyroxine
JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Oct 1;181(10):1286-1287. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.2690.
Alcohol Sales and Alcohol-Related Emergencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ann Intern Med. 2021 Jul;174(7):1029-1032. doi: 10.7326/M20-7466. Epub 2021 Mar 2.
Physician Factors Associated with Inappropriate Vitamin B12 Prescribing in Ontario, Canada
J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Sep;36(9):2888-2890. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06185-3. Epub 2020 Sep 9.
Bendamustine-induced immune hemolytic anemia: a case report and systematic review of the literature
Blood Adv. 2020 Apr 28;4(8):1756-1759. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2020001726.
First imported case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Canada, presenting as mild pneumonia
Lancet. 2020 Feb 29;395(10225):734. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30370-6. Epub 2020 Feb 13.
Don't Interrupt! A Case Report of Continuing Peritoneal Dialysis After Endoscopic Gastric Tumor Resection
Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2019 Nov 5;6:2054358119887147. doi: 10.1177/2054358119887147. eCollection 2019.
Vitamin B12 Therapy in Older Adults and Misconception of Its Inappropriateness-Reply
JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Nov 1;179(11):1606-1607. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4902.
Prevalence of Inappropriateness of Parenteral Vitamin B12 Administration in Ontario, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Oct 1;179(10):1434-1436. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1859.
Choosing Wisely for Medical Education: Six Things Medical Students and Trainees Should Question
Acad Med. 2016 Oct;91(10):1374-1378. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001325.

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