Ken Silverstein, M.D., MBA

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Ken Silverstein, M.D., MBA

Ken Silverstein, M.D., MBA

Chief Physician Executive

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Clinical Pathways
  • Clinical Enterprise
  • Service Line Structure
  • Value Based Care
  • Clinical Strategy


  • M.D., Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Delaware
  • B.A., Brown University

Ken Silverstein, M.D., MBA

Chief Physician Executive

Dr. Ken Silverstein is the chief physician executive of ChristianaCare.

In these roles, he has overall responsibility for the clinical enterprise of ChristianaCare. This includes ensuring high quality care in all care settings, guiding the continued growth of clinical services, developing payor strategies that move away from fee-for-service and toward value-based care models, and ensuring the success of the organization's population health strategy.

Dr. Silverstein joined the Medical-Dental Staff of ChristianaCare in 1991 as an anesthesiologist. He previously served as chair of ChristianaCare’s Department of Anesthesiology, medical director of Perioperative Services, chief medical officer and chief clinical officer.


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Media Appearances

Delaware hospitals postpone non-urgent surgeries for COVID

2021-12-10 , Delaware Public Media
ChristianaCare, Beebe healthcare and Bayhealth announced this week they are temporarily postponing elective surgeries, ones that aren’t time sensitive. But ChristianaCare’s Chief Physician Ken Silverstein says despite this surge in new cases, the hospital is far better prepared than last year. “Every surge of COVID has been different,” he says. “This one is different in that we know what we’re going with COVID, we’re not blindingly just shutting down services. We know that the community needs us to provide care in areas other than COVID. And so we are doing everything we can to continue to provide those services.”

Delaware students try to sweeten day for hospital staffers amid latest COVID spike

2021-12-10 , WHYY
Dr. Ken Silverstein, ChristianaCare’s chief physician executive, says staffers are weary but remain determined to treat patients with and without the virus more than 21 months since Delaware’s first case was confirmed. He said the COVID-19 “surge has been combined with what was already a high demand for hospital services that’s actually unrelated to COVID, and it’s just creating extraordinarily high volume of patients who need hospital and emergency care.”

ChristianaCare defends decision to require Covid vaccinations

2021-08-06 , Delaware Business Now
Making the statement is Dr. Ken Silverstein, chief physician executive at ChristianaCare...

ChristianaCare spine surgery center approved by state

2021-02-26 , Delaware Business Times
“This partnership is about delivering the right care, at the right place, with an expert team and an unwavering focus on value,” ChristianaCare Chief Physician Executive Ken Silverstein said in a prepared statement...

ChristianaCare now requires its employees to get the COVID vaccine

2021-07-30 , Delaware Public Media
“I feel really strongly about this,” said Ken Silverstein, ChristianaCare’s chief physician executive...
External Service and Affiliations
  • Chief Medical Officer Forum
  • The Health Management Academy
Selected Honors and Awards
  • National Above and Beyond Award, 2018, Jobs for America's Graduates recognition