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Matthew Leroy Silvis, M.D.

Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Medical Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Medical Group Palmyra
941 Park Drive
Palmyra, PA 17078
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-838-6305 Fax: 717-838-5332


Family Medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine

Patient Services Provided

Barefoot/Minimalist Running Concussions Care of Injured Endurance Athletes Running Gait Analysis Sports Nutrition Ultrasound Guided Injections

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Matthew Silvis, M.D., graduated from the Penn State College of Medicine. He then completed a Family Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  After residency, Dr. Silvis practiced wilderness medicine in rural Wyoming, then completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Wake Forest University. At Penn State Hershey, Dr. Silvis is currently the Medical Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine.  He also serves as team physician for the Hershey Bears Hockey Club, Lebanon Valley College, and Hershey High School. Dr. Silvis has special interests in the care of endurance athletes, exercise, and concussion.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2007) Residency, Family & Sports Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2005) M.D., Penn State Hershey College of Medicine (2002)

Research Interests

Endurance Athletes

Academic Interests

Medical Student Education
Resident Education
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow Education
Course Co-Director for the Musculoskeletal/Dermatology Course


Gallo RA, Silvis ML, Smetana B, Stuck D, Lynch SA, Mosher TJ, Black KP
Asymptomatic Hip/Groin Pathology Identified on Magnet Resonance Imaging of Professional Hockey Players: Outcomes and Playing Status at 4 Years' Follow-Up Oct 2014
Lazarus M, Kauffman G, Kothari M, Mosher T, Silvis M, Wawrzyniak J, Anderson D, Black K.
Anatomy integration blueprint: a fourth year musculoskeletal anatomy elective model. Jan 2014
Sylvester J, Seidenberg P, Silvis M.
The Dilemma of Genotype Positive, Phenotype Negative Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Mar 2014
Huang C, Shelkey J, Singh H, Silvis M.
Chronic hip pain as a presenting symptom in pelvic congestion syndrome. May 2013
Oser SM, Oser TK, Silvis ML.
Evaluation and treatment of biking and running injuries. Dec 2013

Honors and Awards

Department of Family and Community Medicine Exceptional Role Model (2008-2014) Department of Family and Community Medicine Exceptional Teacher (2008-2014) Service Excellence Award (2013) Department of Internal Medicine Ambulatory Education Award (2013) Best Doctors in America (2010-2014) Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010)