World Neurology Goes Digital, Silberberg Named Editor


Christopher Kennard, Publications Committee chair

World Neurology is pleased to welcome Dr. Donald H. Silberberg as the incoming editor for 2013. Thanks to efforts of distinguished past editors, particularly the last three — Jagjit S. Chopra, Mark Hallet and Johan Aarli — the publication is geared to deliver digitally with additional helpful features. We are grateful to the Publications Committee under the chairmanship of Christopher Kennard (UK) for identifying such an outstanding successor.

Dr. Silberberg graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Medicine. He did his neurological training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., USA, and later at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases at Queens Square as a Fulbright Scholar. He joined the faculty of Medicine in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania where he ascended the ranks and became Chair of the Department of Neurology, and then Senior Associate Dean and Director of International Medical Programs for the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is an active Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Silberberg has been recognized by many honors and awards. His most recent recognition is the Vicente Rocafuerto Medal of the National Assembly of Ecuador in June 2012 for services in neurology and health care in that country. His particular areas of interest within neurology have been multiple sclerosis and global neurology. He was editor-in-chief of the leading journal, Multiple Sclerosis, from 1996-2006.

His recent grants include an NIH grant on neurodevelopmental disorders in India, the Boundaries of Medical Knowledge in Africa from the Ford Foundation, children’s disabilities in Ghana and hyperbilirubinemia in Ghana and Zimbabwe.

Donald H. Silberberg

Donald H. Silberberg

Dr. Silberberg has been an invited lecturer or has been a visiting professor in most parts of the world, including Africa, Asia and South America. He has more than 300 publications to his name and has written or edited six books, one of them on organizational delivery of neurological disorders and three on global neurology and health.

It is hard to think of a more qualified individual, who will also serve as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurological Sciences, the official publication of the World Federation of Neurology, beginning July 1, 2013. He will be in a unique position to support the WFN mission by fostering “quality neurology and brain health worldwide,” by a creative interaction between World Neurology, the WFN website and the Journal of Neurological Sciences.

Dr. Silberberg, a very warm welcome!

Hachinski is president of the World Federation of Neurology.