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TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
DivisionSurgery-General Surgery Div
Address1504 Taub Loop
Houston TX 77030
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    Dr. Eric Silberfein currently bases his surgical oncology practice at Ben Taub Hospital and dedicates his time to caring for the underserved population of Houston. He is also interested in the education of residents and medical students by improving their knowledge and skills through formal curriculum.

    Dr. Silberfein serves as the Cancer Liaison Physician for the Commission on Cancer arm of the American College of Surgeons, and represents the Association of American Medical Colleges as a member of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies.

    Dr. Silberfein’s research interests include the natural history of solid organ tumors and the multidisciplinary therapy of solid organ malignancy. Dr. Silberfein has received multiple teaching awards and honors.

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    Solid organ tumors
    Therapy of solid organ malignancy
    Cancer in minority populations

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    1. Villafane-Ferriol N, Van Buren G, Mendez-Reyes JE, McElhany AL, Massarweh NN, Silberfein EJ, Hsu C, Tran Cao HS, Schmidt C, Zyromski NJ, Dillhoff ME, Roch A, Oliva E, Smith AC, Zhang Q, Fisher WE. Sequential drain amylase to guide drain removal following pancreatectomy. HPB (Oxford). 2018 Feb 23. PMID: 29478737.
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    2. Villafane-Ferriol N, Shah RM, Mohammed S, Van Buren G, Barakat O, Massarweh NN, Tran Cao HS, Silberfein EJ, Hsu C, Fisher WE. Evidence-Based Management of Drains Following Pancreatic Resection: A Systematic Review. Pancreas. 2018 Jan; 47(1):12-17. PMID: 29232341.
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    3. Van Buren G, Bloomston M, Schmidt CR, Behrman SW, Zyromski NJ, Ball CG, Morgan KA, Hughes SJ, Karanicolas PJ, Allendorf JD, Vollmer CM, Ly Q, Brown KM, Velanovich V, Winter JM, McElhany AL, Muscarella P, Schmidt CM, House MG, Dixon E, Dillhoff ME, Trevino JG, Hallet J, Coburn NSG, Nakeeb A, Behrns KE, Sasson AR, Ceppa EP, Abdel-Misih SRZ, Riall TS, Silberfein EJ, Ellison EC, Adams DB, Hsu C, Tran Cao HS, Mohammed S, Villafañe-Ferriol N, Barakat O, Massarweh NN, Chai C, Mendez-Reyes JE, Fang A, Jo E, Mo Q, Fisher WE. A Prospective Randomized Multicenter Trial of Distal Pancreatectomy With and Without Routine Intraperitoneal Drainage. Ann Surg. 2017 Jul 07. PMID: 28692468.
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    4. Tran Cao HS, Zhang Q, Sada YH, Silberfein EJ, Hsu C, Van Buren G, Chai C, Katz MHG, Fisher WE, Massarweh NN. Value of lymph node positivity in treatment planning for early stage pancreatic cancer. Surgery. 2017 Jun 27. PMID: 28666686.
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    5. Mohammed S, Van Buren Ii G, McElhany A, Silberfein EJ, Fisher WE. Delayed gastric emptying following pancreaticoduodenectomy: Incidence, risk factors, and healthcare utilization. World J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Mar 27; 9(3):73-81. PMID: 28396720.
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    6. Gilliland TM, Villafane-Ferriol N, Shah KP, Shah RM, Tran Cao HS, Massarweh NN, Silberfein EJ, Choi EA, Hsu C, McElhany AL, Barakat O, Fisher W, Van Buren G. Nutritional and Metabolic Derangements in Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatic Resection. Nutrients. 2017 Mar 07; 9(3). PMID: 28272344.
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    7. Khawja SN, Mohammed S, Silberfein EJ, Musher BL, Fisher WE, Van Buren G. Pancreatic cancer disparities in African Americans. Pancreas. 2015 May; 44(4):522-7. PMID: 25872128.
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    8. Millas SG, Alawadi ZM, Wray CJ, Silberfein EJ, Escamilla RJ, Karanjawala BE, Ko TC, Kao LS. Treatment delays of colon cancer in a safety-net hospital system. J Surg Res. 2015 Oct; 198(2):311-6. PMID: 25918005.
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    9. Van Buren G, Bloomston M, Hughes SJ, Winter J, Behrman SW, Zyromski NJ, Vollmer C, Velanovich V, Riall T, Muscarella P, Trevino J, Nakeeb A, Schmidt CM, Behrns K, Ellison EC, Barakat O, Perry KA, Drebin J, House M, Abdel-Misih S, Silberfein EJ, Goldin S, Brown K, Mohammed S, Hodges SE, McElhany A, Issazadeh M, Jo E, Mo Q, Fisher WE. A randomized prospective multicenter trial of pancreaticoduodenectomy with and without routine intraperitoneal drainage. Ann Surg. 2014 Apr; 259(4):605-12. PMID: 24374513.
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    10. Ross A, Mohammed S, Vanburen G, Silberfein EJ, Artinyan A, Hodges SE, Fisher WE. An assessment of the necessity of transfusion during pancreatoduodenectomy. Surgery. 2013 Sep; 154(3):504-11. PMID: 23972656.
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    11. Mohammed S, Evans C, VanBuren G, Hodges SE, Silberfein E, Artinyan A, Mo Q, Issazadeh M, McElhany AL, Fisher WE. Treatment of bacteriobilia decreases wound infection rates after pancreaticoduodenectomy. HPB (Oxford). 2014 Jun; 16(6):592-8. PMID: 23992045; PMCID: PMC4048081.
    12. Mohammed S, Statz A, Lacross JS, Lassinger BK, Contreras A, Gutierrez C, Bonefas E, Liscum KR, Silberfein EJ. Granulomatous mastitis: a 10 year experience from a large inner city county hospital. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184(1):299-303. PMID: 23890401.
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    13. Orcutt ST, Artinyan A, Li LT, Silberfein EJ, Berger DH, Albo D, Anaya DA. Postoperative mortality and need for transitional care following liver resection for metastatic disease in elderly patients: a population-level analysis of 4026 patients. HPB (Oxford). 2012 Dec; 14(12):863-70. PMID: 23134189; PMCID: PMC3521916.
    14. Wray CJ, Harvin JA, Silberfein EJ, Ko TC, Kao LS. Pilot prognostic model of extremely poor survival among high-risk hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Cancer. 2012 Dec 15; 118(24):6118-25. PMID: 22648601.
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    15. Castro-Echeverry E, Kao LS, Robinson EK, Silberfein EJ, Ko TC, Wray CJ. Relationship between documentation status and survival for medically underserved Hispanic breast cancer patients. J Surg Res. 2013 Apr; 180(2):284-9. PMID: 22632937.
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    16. Wray CJ, Castro-Echeverry E, Silberfein EJ, Ko TC, Kao LS. A multi-institutional study of pancreatic cancer in Harris County, Texas: race predicts treatment and survival. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Sep; 19(9):2776-81. PMID: 22526908.
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    17. Gould DJ, Salmans JA, Lassinger BK, Contreras A, Gutierrez C, Bonefas E, Liscum KR, Silberfein EJ. Factors associated with phyllodes tumor of the breast after core needle biopsy identifies fibroepithelial neoplasm. J Surg Res. 2012 Nov; 178(1):299-303. PMID: 22524977.
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    18. Fisher WE, Hodges SE, Cruz G, Artinyan A, Silberfein EJ, Ahern CH, Jo E, Brunicardi FC. Routine nasogastric suction may be unnecessary after a pancreatic resection. HPB (Oxford). 2011 Nov; 13(11):792-6. PMID: 21999592; PMCID: PMC3238013.
    19. Fisher WE, Hodges SE, Silberfein EJ, Artinyan A, Ahern CH, Jo E, Brunicardi FC. Pancreatic resection without routine intraperitoneal drainage. HPB (Oxford). 2011 Jul; 13(7):503-10. PMID: 21689234; PMCID: PMC3133717.
    20. Gould DJ, Anne Morrison C, Liscum KR, Silberfein EJ. A lipoma of the transverse colon causing intermittent obstruction: a rare cause for surgical intervention. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2011 Jul; 7(7):487-90. PMID: 22298985; PMCID: PMC3264899.
    21. Balentine CJ, Enriquez J, Cruz G, Hodges S, Bansal V, Jo E, Ahern C, Sansgiry S, Petersen N, Silberfein E, Brunicardi FC, Berger DH, Fisher W. Obesity does not increase complications following pancreatic surgery. J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):220-5. PMID: 21514600.
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    22. Silberfein EJ, Bao R, Lopez A, Grubbs EG, Lee JE, Evans DB, Perrier ND. Reoperative parathyroidectomy: location of missed glands based on a contemporary nomenclature system. Arch Surg. 2010 Nov; 145(11):1065-8. PMID: 21079094.
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    23. Silberfein EJ, Kattepogu KM, Hu CY, Skibber JM, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Feig B, Das P, Krishnan S, Crane C, Kopetz S, Eng C, Chang GJ. Long-term survival and recurrence outcomes following surgery for distal rectal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Nov; 17(11):2863-9. PMID: 20552409; PMCID: PMC3071558.
    24. Silberfein EJ, Hunt KK, Broglio K, Shen J, Sahin A, Le-Petross H, Oh J, Litton J, Hwang RF, Mittendorf EA. Clinicopathologic factors associated with involved margins after breast-conserving surgery for invasive lobular carcinoma. Clin Breast Cancer. 2010 Feb; 10(1):52-8. PMID: 20133259.
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    25. Silberfein EJ, Zhou W, Kougias P, El Sayed HF, Huynh TT, Albo D, Berger DH, Brunicardi FC, Lin PH. Percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients: experience of a surgeon-initiated interventional program. Am J Surg. 2007 Nov; 194(5):672-7. PMID: 17936433.
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    26. Naoum JJ, Silberfein EJ, Zhou W, Sweeney JF, Albo D, Brunicardi FC, Kougias P, El Sayed HF, Lin PH. Concomitant intraoperative splenic artery embolization and laparoscopic splenectomy versus laparoscopic splenectomy: comparison of treatment outcome. Am J Surg. 2007 Jun; 193(6):713-8. PMID: 17512282.
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    27. Scott BG, Silberfein EJ, Pham HQ, Feanny MA, Lassinger BK, Welsh FJ, Carrick MM. Rate of malignancies in breast abscesses and argument for ultrasound drainage. Am J Surg. 2006 Dec; 192(6):869-72. PMID: 17161110.
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    28. Silberfein EJ, Lin PH, Bush RL, Zhou W, Lumsden AB. Aortic endograft infection due to Pasteurella multocida following a rabbit bite. J Vasc Surg. 2006 Feb; 43(2):393-5. PMID: 16476621.
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    29. Zhou W, Lin PH, Bush RL, Terramani TT, Matsuura JH, Cox M, Peden E, Guerrero M, Silberfein EJ, Dardik A, Rosenthal D, Lumsden AB. In situ reconstruction with cryopreserved arterial allografts for management of mycotic aneurysms or aortic prosthetic graft infections: a multi-institutional experience. Tex Heart Inst J. 2006; 33(1):14-8. PMID: 16572862; PMCID: PMC1413601.
    30. Weldon CB, Silberfein E, Chehardy PL, McSwain NE. ATLS training: a novel approach. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2002 Apr; 87(4):15-9. PMID: 17387855.
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