Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award

The Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties was established in 2017 in honor of Jeffrey H. Silverstein, an early leader of the AGS Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative (GSI). Open to junior and mid-career investigators from a variety of surgical and related medical specialties, the Silverstein Award recognizes emerging investigators whose research is focused on the role of geriatrics expertise in their specialties, and who are committed to careers in aging research.

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Dr. Jeffrey H. Silverstein
Dr. Jeffrey Silverstein

Dr. Silverstein was an anesthesiologist dedicated to improving care for older adults within his subspecialty as well as the other surgical and related medical specialties. He was instrumental to success of the Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Awards Program and served in numerous national roles with the AGS GSI Council, as Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Geriatric Committee and was the founding President of the Society of Geriatric Anesthesia—just to name a few of his accomplishments. Dr. Silverstein was also an incredible mentor to many junior investigators, regardless of their specialty and his work continues to make an impact on the effort to integrate geriatrics principles into the specialties. 

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