Gayani Silva, M.D. (2008) Professor (School of Medicine)
Dr. Gayani Silva is an Associate Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at UTMB. She is the Assistant Clerkship Director (Pediatrics), Co-Director, Ambulatory Community Selective (Pediatrics) and the Director for Pediatrics Preceptorships. Dr. Silva is actively involved in resident and medical student education. She taught the Practice of Medicine (POM)-1 course since its inception. She also teaches the POM -3 courses. She does clinical teaching and lectures to medical students and residents. Dr. Silva is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, the Texas Pediatric Society and the Bay Area Pediatric Society (President in 2007). In UTMB, she is a member of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, the course committee for the POM- 3, and Community Faculty Development Coordinating Committee. She was awarded the Pediatric Educator Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Department of Pediatrics. She was also recognized by the Texas Pediatric Society for her teaching contributions to the Pediatric Preceptorship. Dr. Silva has been involved in many community based advocacy activities. She is the school consultant for the La Marque, Friendswood and Dickinson Independent School District and serves on the Board of Directors of the Coastal Area Health Education Center.