In Memoriam: Dr. Eugene and Alida Silverman

By Lynn McCain | February 6

Eugene and Ailida Silverman.jpgIt is with sorrow that we report that Associate Professor Emeritus Eugene M. Silverman, MD (June 30, 1938-February 5, 2024) and his wife, Alida Silverman (October 24, 1940 - January 27, 2024), both recently passed away and their joint funeral was held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. 

Dr. Silverman, “Gene”, came to the Department of Pathology as a Pathology Resident in 1968, following his medical education at New York University School of Medicine and three years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps (1965-1968). He remained in the Department his entire career, until he retired as Associate Professor Emeritus in July 2004. During his tenure, he served in hematology and neuropathology services, as well as on the University Faculty Committee to examine the goals and function of the pathology residency program and on the subcommittee that later evaluated the residency program. In addition to his commitment to education, he served as the Associate Director of MLabs, our Michigan Medicine Laboratories outreach division, from 1986-1991, then Director of MLabs from 1991 until his retirement in 2004. He was instrumental in expanding MLabs’ reach into multiple new avenues including establishing reimbursement contracts with Medicare and commercial insurers. Gene also served as the Director of Laboratories for multiple small, local hospitals across Michigan and represented the University of Michigan Health Services on the Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories consortium.

Gene and his wife, Alida, were ardent supporters of the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre for nearly 50 years, and Gene served on their Board of Directors. They also loved the Ann Arbor Symphony and frequently attended.

The family requests donations be made in their honor to the Ann Arbor Symphony or Planned Parenthood of Ann Arbor in lieu of flowers.