Honorio Silva MD

President, IFAPP (International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medi

Dr. Silva’s professional career has focused on fostering clinical research and medical education, in addition to serving the pharmaceutical industry, academia and various professional associations. He is currently Adjunct Professor, Biopharma Educational Initiative at Rutgers University School of Health Related Professions and serves in the board of APCR, ACRES, PharmaTrain and IFAPP. After 30-years with Pfizer Inc, Dr. Silva retired as Vice President, Science and Medical Professional Development, External Affairs. Dr. Silva began his career as Medical Director, Pfizer - Venezuela, before transferring to Pfizer’s New York headquarters. His undergraduate medical education was received in Argentina, with postgraduate training in internal medicine and clinical pharmacology in Argentina and Venezuela, respectively. His former academic affiliations and titles include: Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas and Senior Scientist, HST Center for Experimental Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Harvard-MIT. Dr. Silva has authored or co-authored more than 90 publications and also co-edited two books on Clinical Pharmacology. While serving on the Boards of, and as President for both the Venezuelan Society for Clinical Pharmacology and the Venezuelan Society of Pharmacology, he pioneered CME/CPD activities in Venezuela and Latin America. His work on outcomes based education resulted in the definition of core competencies for pharmaceutical physicians and professionals involved in clinical research and medicines development. He received several awards for his contributions to clinical research, medical education and pharmaceutical development.


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