Silvia Hafliger, MD, is a psychiatrist trained in helping patients cope with medical illnesses such as organ transplant, cancer, HIV, diabetes and heart disease. She treats depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and substance abuse. She believes in empowering patients and families so they can effectively collaborate with their medical doctors and optimally manage their self- care.
Dr. Hafliger worked for 19 years at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. She believes in collaborative and integrative care and started a psychosocial program for transplant patients that included transplant workshops, post -transplant support group and the Liver Connection Newsletter.
Her interests include speed walking, knitting and spending time with her dogs.
New York University School of Medicine, 1994
New York University Medical Center, 1998
Columbia University Medical Center , 1999