Matthew L. Silvis, MD

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Matthew L. Silvis, MD
Family Practice, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments

Medical Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine
Professor, Family and Community Medicine and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Family and Community Medicine

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About Me

Matthew Silvis, MD, graduated from the Penn State College of Medicine in 2002. He then completed a Family Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After residency, Dr. Silvis practiced wilderness medicine in rural Wyoming before returning to Wake Forest where he completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. Dr. Silvis is currently a Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Penn State College of Medicine and Division Chief of Primary Care Sports Medicine. Dr. Silvis also serves as the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Director of Adult Ambulatory Care for Penn State Health. He also serves as team physician for the Hershey Bears Hockey Club and Hershey High School. Dr. Silvis has special interests in the care of endurance athletes, exercise, and concussion.

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Professional Education

Education

Medical School, Penn State College of Medicine - 2002

Fellowship

Fellowship, Sports Medicine Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - 2007

Residency

Residency, Family & Sports Medicine Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - 2005

Research Interests

  • Exercise
  • Running gait analysis

Academic Interests

  • Health System Science
  • Medical student and resident education
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow education

Awards

  • Best Doctors in America (2010-present)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010, 2018)
  • Department of Family and Community Medicine Exceptional Role Model (2008-present)
  • Department of Family and Community Medicine Exceptional Teacher (2008-present)
  • Exceptional Educator Award (2018)
  • Service Excellence Award (2013)

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2010)
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Pennsylvania State University (2010)
  • Distinguished Educator Award (2017)