Dr. Silverstone trained in Medicine in London, UK, and then spent 3 years doing internships in internal medicine and surgery before starting his psychiatric training at the prestigious Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry in London. From there he went to Oxford University where he spent 3 years as a Research Fellow in Psychopharmacology (study how drugs work in the brain) where he completed his doctoral thesis on depression in the medically ill.
He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Alberta in 1992, where he continues to do research. He also has a patient practice focusing on rapid single-visit assessments.
Dr. Silverstone has published widely, having over 140 peer-reviewed publications, and presenting over a 200 abstracts at national and international meetings. He has also been successful in obtaining significant national and international research grant funding in many research areas.
His research achievements have been awarded a number of prizes, he has been a founder member of several Canadian organizations including CANMAT (Canadian Mood and Anxiety Treatment network), and continues to be active in several areas of research. His primary goal is to be able to widely prevent and treat mental health disorders.