Dr. Julie Silver is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Strategic Initiatives at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is recognized nationally and internationally as an innovator, academician, teacher, award-winning author and highly successful businesswoman. As a speaker, Dr. Silver blends inspiration with unique strategies to help others become successful—whether it’s in caregiving, healing, business or other aspects of their lives.
In her 30’s Dr. Silver was named one of Ten Outstanding Young Leaders (TOYL Award) by the Boston Chamber of Commerce, and just a few weeks later she was diagnosed with cancer. This led her on a difficult but valuable journey, and she went on to found Oncology Rehab Partners LLC, a healthcare company dedicated to helping hospitals and cancer centers develop and implement cancer rehabilitation services through the STAR Program Certification. Bloomberg/Businessweek recognized Oncology Rehab Partners as one of the 12 most promising social entrepreneurial companies in 2012. That same year, Dr. Silver and her business partner were recognized with the prestigious national women’s business leadership Stevie Awards for the “Most Innovative Company” and also for “Company of the Year”. Today, hundreds of hospitals and cancer centers throughout the United States have adopted the STAR Program, and recently the largest healthcare company in the U.S. took a major stake in her company—providing incredible support for her innovative work in oncology.
The Boston Globe recognized Dr. Silver’s important contributions to healthcare and society and awarded her the Top Innovator in Medicine. The Discovery Channel featured her work and the STAR Program in the show Innovations. She has been a guest on the Today Show, the CBS Early Show and Dr. Oz. her work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the London Times and NPR.