MAG honors Atlanta cardiologist for contributions to medicine 


The following press release was sent Tuesday, October 24, 2017...

ATLANTA – Barry Silverman, M.D., was honored with the Lamartine Hardman Cup during a ceremony that took place in conjunction with the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) 163nd House of Delegates meeting in Savannah on October 21. The MAG award is given to a physician who has solved an outstanding problem in public health or made a discovery in surgery or medicine or a contribution to the science of medicine.  

In nominating him for the award, Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA) Executive Director David Waldrep pointed out that, “Dr. Silverman recognized early on in his career that medical associations were a critical safeguard to protect and preserve patient care and the practice of medicine. He has always understood that organizations like MAG and MAA result in better patient care and a better practice environment.” 

In practice for more than 40 years, Dr. Silverman is a board-certified cardiologist with the Northside Heart practice in Atlanta. He specializes in non-invasive cardiology and pacemaker implantations.  

Having arrived in Atlanta in 1973, Dr. Silverman is one of the physicians who is credited with establishing a medical education program at Northside Hospital. He was Northside’s chief of cardiology and director of internal medicine education. Dr. Silverman taught at the Emory University School of Medicine on a full-time basis for six years, and he has been teaching medical students, PA students, residents, and cardiac fellows at Northside and Grady for 44 years. 

In addition to MAG and MAA, Dr. Silverman has been an active member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). 

Dr. Silverman is credited with planning numerous physician education conferences in Georgia for both ACP and ACC. It is also worth noting that he served as the chair of AHA’s CPR Taskforce – and he was one of the first physicians to teach advanced cardiac life support in the state. 

Dr. Silverman is a long-time member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, and he served as the editor of MAA’s Atlanta Medicine magazine for 20 years. 

His interests include “the doctor-patient relationship, improving physicians’ ‘bedside manners,’ and the bedside cardiac exam.” 

Dr. Silverman has a medical degree from Ohio State University. 

Dr. Silverman and his wife, Martha Silverman, live in Atlanta. They have three children and three grandchildren. 

The award was named for Lamartine Hardman, M.D., who was Georgia’s governor from 1927 to 1931 and who was a successful physician, entrepreneur and farmer from Jackson County. 

With nearly 8,000 members, MAG is the leading voice for physicians in Georgia. MAG is an advocate for physicians in every practice setting and specialty. MAG’s membership has increased for seven years in a row. Go to www.mag.org for additional information.