Surgeon. Universidad de Chile. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, specialized in obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Silva has a vast experience as a medical professional. He has had important public and private positions, being the most remarkable ones; Undersecretary of Health of the Chile's government, from 1990 to 1994, Executive Vice-president of the Child Nutrition Corporation "CONIN" as well as member of the Board of Directors (1995 – 2011), Medical Director of the Medical Association of Clínica Alemana "AMCA", Member of the Accreditation and Professional Training Department of the Chilean Medical Association (2007-2011), Member of the Chilean Arterial Hypertension Foundation "Dr. Héctor Croxatto" (2008 – 2012), and Member of the of the Accreditation and Professional Training Department of the Department of Public Health of the Chilean Medical Association. Besides, he worked as Health Technical Advisor of the National Commission for the Overcoming of Poverty from 1994 to 1996.
He has stood out for his teaching work as an undergraduate and post degree professor of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department. Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, from the year 1977 up to present, and Sub-Director of the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine. Universidad de Chile.
It should also be pointed out his work as a Vice Dean at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universidad Diego Portales.