Dr. Silverstein is considered a leader in the field of Intra-Operative Neurophysiological Monitoring. He is a peer-reviewed published researcher, clinical practitioner and educator in Intra-Operative Neurophysiological Monitoring and Neuronal Conduction. Dr. Silverstein obtained his Doctor of Health Science degree from A.T. Still University with a focus in clinical & intraoperative neurophysiology. His Master’s coursework focused in behavioral neuroscience, neurological deficits, and electrophysiology. While in graduate school Dr. Silverstein took neuroscience coursework with Dr. Aage Moller at UT Dallas.
Dr. Silverstein is a frequent lecturer at national, regional and international symposia for intra-operative Monitoring, spine surgery, and electroneurodiagnostics. He has also given numerous grand round lectures to hospital staff, medical students, and residents.
- Director of Intraoperative Neurophysiology Sub-Section Department of Orthopedics – North Shore LIJ Huntington Hospital (2013-2015)
- Co-Chair for the Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Interest Section for the Neurodiagnostic Society
- Ad-Hoc Reviewer: American Journal for electroneurodiagnostic Technology; The Neurodiagnostic Journal
- Adjunct Professor of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology & Neurological Disorders- Institute of Health Sciences
- Secretary/Board Member for the Southern Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (2013-2015)
A.T. Still University
Degree: Doctor of Health Science (DHSc)
Risk factors for upper extremity positional nerve injuries as seen
by somatosensory evoked potentials in patients undergoing thoracolumbar and
lumbosacral spine surgery
Certified in Neurophysiological Intra-operative Monitoring (CNIM)
Certification # 1184
Registered Nerve Conduction Studies Technologist (R.NCS.T)
Registry # 659
Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT)
Nerve Conduction Technologist – Certified (NCT-C)
Certification # 05-1002
Registered Evoked Potentials Technologist (R.EPT.)
Registry # 1242
Silverstein, J. (2015). Re: Trans-Cranial motor evoked potential detection of femoral nerve injury in transpsoas lateral lumbar interbody fusion. J Clin Monit Comput.
Silverstein, J., Block, J., Madhok, R., Goldstein, M., Basra, S., Mermelstein, L., DeWal, H., Porter, D., & Ball, H. (2015). Alerts for femoral nerve monitoring during transpsoas lateral lumbar interbody fusion procedures. Abstract presented at the Annual Meeting for ISASS [Las Vegas, NV] April 2016.
Silverstein, J., Matthews, E., Mermelstein, L., & DeWal, H. (2015). Causal factors for upper extremity positional nerve injuries as seen by SSEP in patients undergoing thoracolumbar and lumbosacral spine surgery. Abstract presented at the Annual Meeting for ISASS [Las Vegas, NV] April 2016.
Silverstein, J. (2015). Intraoperative Neuromonitoring [Board Examination in IONM]. ASETnews. 39 (3):16-17.
Silverstein, J., Block, J., Goldstein, M., Madhok, R., Basra, S., Mermelstein, L. & DeWal, H.
(2014). Preserving femoral nerve function: A multimodal neuromonitoring approach in
transpsoas lateral access to the spine. Abstract presented at the Annual Meeting for ISASS
[San Diego California] April 2015.
Block, J., Silverstein, J., Ball, H., Mermelstein, L., DeWal, H., Madhok, R., Basra, S., & Goldstein,
M. (2015). Motor Evoked Potentials for femoral nerve protection in transpsoas lateral
surgery to the spine. Neurodiag J.
Silverstein, J., Block, J. & Basra, S. (2014). Variable Results in Motor Mapping of the Lumbar
Plexus: A Comparison of 3 Different L2-L3 Far Lateral Lumbar Discectomy & Fusion
Procedures. ASNM Monitor.
Silverstein, J., Mermelstein, L., DeWal, H., & Basra, S. (2014). Saphenous Nerve Somatosensory Evoked Potentials: A Novel Technique to Monitor the Femoral Nerve during Transpsoas Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Spine (Phila PA 1976). 39(15):1254-1260
Block, J. & Silverstein, J. (2014). The utility of Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials (MEPs) for intraoperative monitoring of femoral nerve function for retroperioneal transpsoas access to the spine. Neurodiagnostic J.
Silverstein, J. (2013). Does anodal blocking occur in routine intraoperative SSEP stimulation? ASETnews. (37)4:17-21
Silverstein, J. (2013). Adding Specificity to the Neurophysiological Monitoring Paradigm by Adding More SSEPs. ASET News. 37(1)
Silverstein, J. (2012). Safety in IONM. ASET News. 36(3).
Silverstein, J. & Mermelstein, L. (2012). Saphenous Nerve SSEP: Technique and Application for the Reduction of Femoral Nerve Injury during Transpsoas Lateral Access Surgery. SOLAS 5th Annual Societal Proceedings – Abstract.
Silverstein, J. (2012). Mapping the Motor and Sensory Cortices: A Historical look and Current Case Review in Sensorimotor Localization and Direct Cortical Motor Stimulation Neurodiagnostic Journal. 52(1): 54-68.
Silverstein, J. (2012). Intraoperative Monitoring. ASET News. 36(1): 18-19.
Silverstein, J. & Basra. S. (2011). Anomaly during Pedicle Screw Stimulation. Am J END Tech.
Silverstein, J. (2011). Who Are We? – The Dilemma of What Title a Specialist in Intraoperative Monitoring Should Use. ASET News. 35(3).
Silverstein, J., Mauldin, M., & Thomas, G. (2010). Does over interpretation of surface EMG from the recurrent laryngeal nerve occur too often? Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials: A novel approach to monitoring the recurrent laryngeal nerve during anterior cervical spine surgeries. Am J END Tech. – Abstract
Silverstein, J. & DeWal, H. (2010). Detecting a Pedicle Screw Microfracture with Screw. Am J END Tech. – Abstract
Silverstein, J. & Mermelstein, L. (2010). Utilization of Paraspinal Muscles for Triggered EMG during Thoracic Pedicle Screw Placement. Am J END Tech.
Silverstein. J (2010). Intra-Operative Monitoring. ASET News 34:1.
Silverstein. J (2010). Dealing with difficult patients – Even when they are asleep!!! ASET News 34:4.
Silverstein, J. DeWal, H., & Mermelstein, L. (2009). Peroneal H-Reflex: Let’s stop dragging our feet. Am J END Tech. – Abstract
Silverstein, J. (2009). Functional Integrity of Corticospinal Tracts and Perfusion to the Motor Cortex during Open Craniotomies. Am J END Tech. – Abstract
Silverstein, J. (2008). Utilization of Paraspinal Muscles for Triggered EMG – Part 1. Am J END Tech. – Abstract
Professional Organization Membership:
The Neurodiagnostic Society (ASET) – Co-Chair IONM interest section 2010-Present
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AAET)
American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM)
Southern Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (SSET) – Secretary/Board Member 2013-2015
Internation Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)