Nicholas Silvestri

Nicholas J. Silvestri

Nicholas J. Silvestri MD

UBMD Neurology


Neurology; Neuromuscular Disorders


Professional Summary:

As a neurologist with advanced training in the field of neuromuscular disorders, my clinical practice focuses on the care of adults and children with disorders of nerves, the neuromuscular junction and muscle.

With specialized training in clinical neuromuscular medicine, my expertise lies not only in clinical care but also in performing electrodiagnostic studies (nerve conduction and electromyography). I am one of the few physicians in the area skilled at performing advanced electrophysiological techniques such as single fiber electromyography. I also perform skin biopsies and chemodenervation (botulinum toxin treatment) at our UBMD Neurology clinic on Essjay Road in Williamsville. As well, I evaluate and treat patients with general neurologic diseases such as headache and seizures. I see outpatients at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), the VA Hospital, the UBMD Neurology Clinic on Essjay and at the Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at BGMC, where I serve as co-director. I frequently attend on service at BGMC.

In addition to my clinical duties, I direct the adult neurology residency training program and train fellows in clinical neurophysiology. I am actively involved in teaching medical students both in the clinical and preclinical years, and I lecture extensively in the medical school and at national and international meetings on topics related to neuromuscular disorders. I serve on a number of committees in the medical school that focus on improving medical and graduate medical education. I am actively involved in both clinical research studies and basic science research in collaboration with physician scientists from multiple disciplines, including neurology.

I am most proud of the clinical services that I have developed in our department and the high-quality care that we deliver. It is an honor for me to practice neurology in the Western New York community in which I was raised.


Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders

Physician Gender:



UBMD Neurology Pediatric and General Neurology Clinic
5851 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 932-6080
Fax: 332-4245
Contact: Kellie Rust
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Better Health Plan, Inc. (HMO)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • PA Medicaid
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sisters Health Care
  • Sisters Health Care Empire Plan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2009)
  • Residency, Neurology, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2008)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2005)
  • MD, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Cum Laude (2004)

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Teaching In Adult Neurology, UB Neurology Residency Program (2013)
  • Best Teacher, UB Adult Neurology Residency Program (2011)

Research Profile:

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