Eric Scott Silver, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics
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Eric Silver, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics who upon completion of his training in pediatric cardiology went on to advanced training in arrhythmia management in children and patients with congenital heart disease. He is a certified specialist in pediatric electrophysiology. His research has focused on invasive management of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia in children, a form of supraventricular tachycardia, the safety of a medication to treat arrhythmias in children who have had heart transplants, and he has participated in various research projects through the Pediatric Heart Network. He is active in teaching cardiology fellows, pediatric residents, and medical students at Columbia University Medical Center.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Arrhythmia Management
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cryoablation
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Implant Cardiac Defibrillator
  • long QT Syndrome
  • Loop Recorder
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pacemaker Management
  • Pediatric Electrophysiology
  • Pediatric Holter Monitor
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia SVT
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
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  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
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  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management




  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


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  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Fellowship: Lucille Packard Children's Hospital-Stanford University

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Honors & Awards

Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)

"Attending of the Year" 2010-2011

Allan J. Hordof Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Teaching Award 2010 and 2017

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Selected Publications

Bolourchi M, Silver ES, Liberman L; Advanced Heart Block in Children with Lyme Disease. Pediatric Cardiology, In Press 2018.

Liberman L, Starc TJ, Silver ES; Usefulness of High-Dose Oral Flecainide for Termination of Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Children. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jun 15;121(12):1530-1533.

Saarel E, Granger S, Kaltman JR, Minich L, Tristani-Firouzi M, Kim J, Ash K, Tsao S, Berul CI, Stephenson E, Gamboa D, Trachtenberg F, Fischbach P, Vetter V, Czosek R, Johnson T, Salerno J, Cain N, Pass RH, Zeltser I, Silver E, Kovach J, Alexander M; Electrocardiograms in Healthy North American Children in the Digital Age, Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 2018

Pass RH, Liberman L, Silver ES, Janson CM, Blaufox AD, Nappo L, Ceresnak SR; The "Hidden" Left Sided Accessory Pathway: An Uncommon Cause of SVT in Young People, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018, Apr;41(4):368-371

Flyer JN, Zuckerman WA, Richmond ME, Anderson BR, Mendelsberg TG, McAllister JM, Liberman L, Addonizio LJ, Silver ES; Prospective Trial of Adenosine on Atrioventricular Nodal Conduction in the Pediatric Transplanted Heart, Circulation. 2017, 20;135(25):2485-2493.

Richardson C, Silver ES; Management of Supraventricular Tachycardia in Infants, Pediatric Drugs; 2017; Volume 19, Issue 6: 539-551.

Oster ME, Chen S, Gerstenberger EP, Dagincourt N, Bar-Cohen Y, Brothers M, Cain N, Colan SD, Czosek RJ, Decker JA, Gamboa DG, Idriss SF, Kirsh JA, LaPage MJ, Ohye RG, Radojewski E, Shah M, Silver ES, Singh AK, Temple JD, Triedman J, and Kaltman JR, for the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators; Development and Impact of Arrhythmias Following the Norwood Procedure: A Report from the Pediatric Heart Network; Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; 2017, Volume 153, Issue 3, Pages 638-645.

Liberman L, Silver ES, Chai PJ, Anderson BR; Incidence and characteristics of heart block after heart surgery in pediatric patients: A Multicenter Study; Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; 2016; Volume 152:197-202.

Salavitabar A, Silver ES, Liberman L; Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: a single exercise test might be misleading: Cardiology in the Young; 2016 2017 May;27(4):804-807.

Bernstein B, Silver ES, Liberman L; QT prolongation and torsade de pointes in a patient with heart block and a pacemaker; Cardiology in the Young; 2016; Volume 26 (1); 161-163.

Haxel CS, Flyer JN, Silver ES, Liberman L; Evaluation and Management of the Asymptomatic Child with Wolff-Parkinson-White; Current Pediatric Reports (2016) 4: 45.

Ferdman DF, Liberman L, Silver ES; A smartphone application to diagnose the mechanism of pediatric supraventricular tachycardia; Pediatric Cardiology; 2015; Volume 36; 1452-1457.

Monaco MA, Liberman L, Starc TJ, Silver ES; Defining the Electrocardiogram in the Neonate with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; Pediatric Cardiology; 2015; Volume 36; 1014-1018.

Silver ES, Nash MC, Liberman L; Implantation of permanent pacemaker and ICD leads in children using a 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping system as an aid to fluoroscopy; Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology; 2015; Volume 38; 448-454.

Liberman L, Spar DS, Nash MC, Silver ES; Cryoablation of Anteroseptal Accessory Pathways with a His Bundle Electrogram on the Ablation Catheter: techniques to monitor AVN function; Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal; 2014; Volume 14 (6); 284-290.

Anderson BR, Silver ES, Richmond ME, Liberman L; Usefulness of Arrhythmias as Predictors of Death and Resource Utilization in Children with Myocarditis; American Journal of Cardiology; 2014; Volume 114 (9); 1400-1405.

Havalad V, Cabreriza SE, Cheung EW, Aponte-Patel L, Wang A, Cheng B, Wang DY, Silver E, Bacha EA, Spotnitz HM; Optimized Multisite Ventricular Pacing in Postoperative Single Ventricle Patients; Pediatric Cardiology; 2014; Volume 35 (7); 1213-1219.

Liberman L, Spotnitz HM, Hordof AJ, Friedman RA, Starc TJ, Silver ES; Usefulness of Transtelephonic Monitoring in Epicardial Pacemaker Systems; Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology; 2013; Volume 36 (6); 684-687.

Ceresnak SR, Liberman L, Silver ES, Fishberger SB, Gates GJ, Nappo L, Mahgerefteh J, Pass RH; Lone Atrial Fibrillation in the Young - Perhaps not so "Lone"?; Journal of Pediatrics; 2013; Volume 162 (4); 827-831.

Williams RV, Travison T, Kaltman JR, Cecchin F, Colan SD, Idriss SF, Lu M, Margossian R, Reed JH, Silver ES, Stephenson EA, Vetter VL, the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators; Comparison of Fontan Survivors with and without pacemakers: A report from the Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Cross-sectional study; Congenital Heart Disease; 2013; Volume 8 (1); 32-39.

Spar DS, Silver ES, Hordof AJ, Liberman L; Relation of the Utility of Exercise Testing for Risk Assessment in Pediatric Patients With Ventricular Preexcitation to Pathway Location; American Journal of Cardiology; 2012; Volume 109 (7); 1011-1014.

Pasquali SK, Ohye RG, Lu M, Kaltman J, Caldarone CA, Pizarro C, Dunbar-Masterson C, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Kaza AK, Newburger J, Rhodes JF, Scheurer M, Silver E, Sleeper LA, Tabbutt S, Tweddell J, Uzark K, Wells W, Mahle WT, Pearson GD; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators; Variation in perioperative care across centers for infants undergoing the Norwood procedure; Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; 2012; Volume 144(4); 915-921.

Shetty I, Silver ES, Hordof AJ, Goldberg PH, Liberman L; Ablation of supraventricular tachycardia allows more liberal therapy in some children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder; Pediatrics International; 2011; Volume 53; 715-717.

Neier M, Jin Z, Kleinman C, Baldinger L, Bhatia M, Silver E, van de Ven C, Morris E, Satwani P, George D, Garvin J, Bradley MB, Schwartz J, Cairo MS; Pericardial effusion post-SCT in pediatric recipients with signs and/or symptoms of cardiac disease; Bone Marrow Transplant; 2011; Volume 46 (4); 529-538.

Silver ES, Starc T, Pass RH, Liberman L: Variable morphology wide complex rhythm: What is the etiology?; Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology; 2008; Volume 13(1); 92-94.

Narayan HK, Fifer W, Carroll S, Kern J, Silver E, Williams IA; Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with restrictive atrial septum and advanced heart block documented with a novel fetal electrocardiographic monitor; Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology; 2011; Volume 38, 472-474.

Chambers S, Rusanov A, Spotnitz HM, Silver ES, Liberman L; Durability of repaired pacemaker leads in the pediatric population; Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology; Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology; 2011; Volume 30 (3); 267-271.

Niksch A, Liberman L, Clapcich A, Schwarzenberger JC, Silver ES, Pass RH; Effects of remifentanil anesthesia on cardiac electrophysiologic properties in children undergoing catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia; Pediatric Cardiology; 2010; Volume 31 (7); 1079-1082.

Spar DS, Silver ES, Hordof AJ, Torres A, Liberman L; Coronary artery spasm during radiofrequency ablation of a left lateral accessory pathway; Pediatric Cardiology; 2010; Volume 31 (5); 724-727.

Silver ES, Silva JNA, Ceresnak SR, Chiesa NA, Rhee EK, Dubin AM, Avasarala K, Van Hare GF, Collins, KK; Cryoablation with an 8-mm Tip Catheter for Pediatric Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia Is Safe and Efficacious with a Low Incidence of Recurrence; Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology; 2010; Volume 33 (6); 681-686.

Bonney WJ, Spotnitz HM, Liberman L, Silver ES, Ceresnak SR, Hordof A, Pass RH; Survival of Transvenous ICD Leads in Young Patients; Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology; 2010; Volume 33 (2); 186-191.

Liberman L, Pass RH, Hordof AJ, Starc TJ, Silver ES; Uncovering the Septal Q Wave and Other Electrocardiographic Changes in Pediatric Patients with Preexcitation Before and After Ablation; American Journal of Cardiology; 2010; Volume 105 (2); 214-216.

Silver ES, Liberman L, Chung WK, Ackerman MJ, Chung WK, Spotnitz HM, Chen J, Hordof AJ, Moir CR, Pass RH; Long QT Syndrome due to a novel mutation in SCN5A: Treatment with ICD placement at one month and left cardiac sympathetic denervation at three months of age; Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology; 2009; Volume 26; 41-45.

Bankston JR, Yue M, Chung W, Spyres M, Pass RH, Silver E, Sampson KJ, Kass RS; A Novel and Lethal De Novo LQT-3 Mutation in a Newborn with Distinct Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutic Response; PLoS ONE; 2007; Volume 2(12); e1258

Silver ES, Pass RH, Hordof AJ, Donnelly C, Spotnitz HM, Liberman L; Paroxysmal AV block in pediatric patients with normal cardiac anatomy; Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology; 2008; Volume 31 (3); 322 - 326.

Silver E, Pass RH, Kaufman S, Hordof AJ, Liberman L; Complete Heart Block Due to Lyme Carditis in Two Pediatric Patients and a Review of the Literature; Congenital Heart Disease; 2007; Volume 2 (5); 287-384.