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Cicero Torres Silva, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Chief, Pediatric Imaging

Contact Information

Cicero Torres Silva, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    PO Box 208042

    New Haven, CT 06520-8042

    United States



Cicero earned his Medical degree from the State University of Londrina, in Brazil, and completed his Radiology residency training in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the Santa Marcelina Hospital. He undertook a 2-year fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, followed by another 2-year fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He spent one year as a consultant Pediatric Radiologist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and joined Yale School of Medicine in 2008, where he is currently a Professor in the department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and the section chief for Pediatric Radiology. His appointment also includes a full-time position at the Yale New Haven Hospital, where he is an Attending Pediatric Radiologist and provides clinical services to children from New Haven County and beyond. His research interests are broad, and he has won three Walter E. Berdon awards for best papers published in the Journal Pediatric Radiology, with pieces on ultrasound (2008), magnetic resonance imaging (2009) and computed tomography (2010). Cicero loves teaching, and has won an award for excellence in teaching from the Yale Radiology graduating class of 2012.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (2007)
  • Fellow
    The Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (2005)
  • Resident
    Hospital Santa Marcelina, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2002)
  • MD
    Universidade Estadual de Londrina (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Special Award for Recognition in TeachingYale Radiology graduating class of 20122012
Walter E Berdon Award for best basic research paper in Pediatric Radiology in 2009The Society for Pediatric Radiology2010
Walter E Berdon Award for best basic research paper in Pediatric Radiology in 2008The Society for Pediatric Radiology2009
Walter E Berdon Award for best clinical research paper in Pediatric Radiology in 2007Society for Pediatric Radiology2008

Professional Service

The Latin-American Society of Pediatric RadiologyContributor of educational web-content “casos interessantes"2018 - 2020
The American Institute of Ultrasound in MedicineExternal expert reviewer of the “ACR–AIUM–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of Neurosonography in Neonates and Infants"2018
The American Board of RadiologyMember, Pediatric Core Examination Committee2017 - 2020
Medical & Biological Engineering & ComputingReviewer2017
The American College of RadiologyMember, ACR Pediatric Rapid Response Committee2015 - 2020
The World Federation of Pediatric ImagingChair, Committee for Outreach & Training in Lower Resource Setting2015 - 2019
Pediatric RadiologyReviewer2014 - 2023
The Society for Pediatric RadiologyMember, Neuroradiology Committee2014 - 2015
The Ministry of Research and Innovation of the Province of Ontario, CanadaReferee for the Ontario Research Fund, Research Excellence Program, on the award application “Improving Neonatal and Fetal assessment with New Technology”2014
Action Medical Research for Children, United KingdomReferee for an award application on “Quantitative ultrasound assessment of bowel motility and vascularity in infants at risk of necrotizing enterocolitis”2014
European Journal of PediatricsReviewer2014
The Royal College of Radiologists, United KingdomReferee for the Constance Thornton Fellowship, on “ultrasound assessment of bowel motion as a predictor of necrotizing enterocolitis – a feasibility study2013
The World Federation of Pediatric ImagingVolunteer, Committee for Outreach & Training in Lower Resource Setting2012 - 2020
The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North AmericaReviewer for content of website2012 - 2019
Archives of Disease in ChildhoodReviewer2012
The Society for Pediatric RadiologyMember, Ultrasound Committee2010 - 2020
American Journal of RoentgenologyReviewer2009 - 2019

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