Stuart L. Silverman, MD, F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R.​​​​​​​​​​
 

Medical Director

Stuart Silverman, M.D., is an attending rheumatologist in the rheumatology division at Cedars-Sinai. He is a clinical professor of medicine and rheumatology at UCLA. He has served as director of the fibromyalgia rehabilitation program in the department of physical medicine at Cedars. He is medical director of the OMC Clinical Research Center, a nonprofit research center.

Dr. Silverman is internationally known for his work in fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. He has published over 80 peer reviewed articles in rheumatology, 20 book chapters and over 100 abstracts. He is former chief of rheumatology at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr Silverman lectures worldwide on fibromyalgia and osteoporosis.  He has been awarded clinical research grants with special interests in measuring quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia and osteoporosis, in understanding patient adherence to therapies, understanding dysautonomia in fibromyalgia and the epidemiology of osteoporosis. He is medical director of a nonprofit clinical research center, the OMC Clinical Research Center. He is medical editor for the Epocrates web based Fibromyalgia Resource Center. He has served as medical editor for Fibromyalgia Aware, a national magazine for patients with Fibromyalgia. He serves on several editorial boards.

Dr. Silverman is board certified in rheumatology, internal medicine and allergy-immunology. Dr. Silverman is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and is the ASBMR representative to the Interspecialty Medical Council of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. He serves on the Council of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation. He is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and American College of Physicians.

A graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins Medical School, he completed his fellowship in rheumatology at Boston University Medical Center.

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David Hallegua, MD
 

Rheumatology

Dr. Hallegua is a rheumatologist associated with Cedars Sinai in Beverly Hills, CA. His practice neighbors that of Dr. Stuart Silverman, allowing him the flexibility to get involved with the work going on at the OMC Research Center. In our upcoming study involving stem cell injection therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee, Dr. Hallegua will be serving as the unblinded injector. His involvement is integral to the success of this study, as he will be primarily responsible for dosing each patient with our investigational product. 

Dr. Hallegua earned his medical degree from the University of Kerala Medical College before training in Internal Medicine at Sinai Hospital in Michigan. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, we are excited to have Dr. Hallegua as a part of our team.