Joseph Silva, MD

Joseph Silva, MD

Academic Title
Dean and Professor of Infectious Diseases
Vice President of Academic and Medical Affairs

Contact Information
Office Phone: (916) 686-7400

-MD Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois

-Internship, Marbug Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

-Assistant Resident, Marbug Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland

-Senior Resident, Osler Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland

-Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Dr. Silva has been training Medical Students and residents for over 50 years at three other US medical schools. He has had a productive career involving clinical and laboratory research, medical practice and public service. Dr. Silva’s career has also been involved in leadership positions in several academic societies (California Medical Association, American College of Physicians) and consultants to the US Department of Defense, National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for Advancement of Sciences.


Dr. Silva had previously been Chairman of Internal Medicine (1982-1997) and Dean of Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine. He has been a consultant to California Northstate University beginning in 2010 and now is Dean of Medicine since March 2015.


I am very grateful for the President and Board of Trusties to entrust me to be the Dean of our College of Medicine and help launch our inaugural class of medical students. We have an innovative curriculum and facilities to develop first-rate physicians. The incoming students are our colleagues, and together with our faculty will develop further innovators in education

California Northstate University College of Medicine ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7300