Silas Prescod Norman, M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Silas Norman was born and educated in Detroit. He attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, graduating with a degree in psychology. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Norman worked for two years for Lutheran Social Services of Michigan as a foster care worker. He then attended Wayne State University School of Medicine, graduating with honors, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After completing an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Norman returned to the University of Michigan to pursue nephrology and transplant nephrology fellowships.

Dr. Norman has been on staff at the University of Michigan since 2002 working as a nephrologist in the transplant program. Dr. Norman has made a number of contributions to the transplant program including the creation of a program to transplant HIV-positive individuals and the development of outreach satellite clinics to allow patients greater access to transplant opportunities. Dr. Norman currently serves as the medical director of the Transplant Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Care Units which see more than 18,000 patient visits annually. He also serves as the clinical chair of the internal medicine promotion committee and as a member of the University of Michigan Medical School admission executive committee. Dr. Norman's research interests include kidney transplantation in HIV-infected patients, improving access to transplantation and the evaluation of medical frailty in kidney transplant candidates.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Norman volunteers with a number of well-regarded organizations. He served for over a decade on a number of committees of the United Network for Organ Sharing, including the Kidney Transplantation and Minority Affairs Committees. He has served for several years on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, currently as the Vice-Chairman of the Board. In addition, Dr. Norman is also active with the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) Detroit Foundation Board.