A headshot of Rafael Silva, MD

Rafael Silva, MD

Instructor

Dr. Rafael Silva is a family medicine physician who joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in 1996. He has researched, lectured, and presented about health screenings, vaccination rates, and diabetes in Latino and African-American communities.

Education and Training

  • BS, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MD, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, University of California, Irvine/Long Beach Memorial
  • Residency, University of California, Irvine/Long Beach Memorial

Years

Selected Prior Positions

1996-present Staff Physician
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
2003-present Mentor
Hippocrates Circle
2005-present Chair, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee
Kaiser Permanente San Diego
2008-present Kaiser Permanente Ambassador
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
2011-present Physician Champion
Language Concordance
2012-2017 Member
Family Practice Quality Improvement Committee
2015-present Health Team Leader
Kaiser Permanente San Diego
2017-present Member
CMA Diversity and Inclusion Technical Advisory Committee

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2008 Unsung Hero Award
Regional Diversity Council
2010 Top 10% in Member Appraisal of Physician/Provider Services
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center
2014-2017 Top 10% in Member Appraisal of Physician/Provider Services
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center
2017 Area Star
Southern California Permanente Medical Group, South County
2016-2018 San Diego Top Doctors
San Diego Magazine