Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Dr. Silvia Chiang is a clinician-researcher who works on childhood and adolescent tuberculosis. She is board cetified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and General Pediatrics, and attends on the pediatric infectious disease service and the TB Clinic at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

After graduating from Stanford University, Dr. Chiang served as a Peace Corps community health volunteer in rural Peru. She then returned to the U.S. and attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. In 2012, during her last year of pediatrics residency in Boston, she returned to Peru to work with Socios En Salud (Partners In Health-Peru) on tuberculosis research. She continued her collaboration with Socios En Salud throughout her pediatric infectious diseases fellowship, which she completed at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, home to the largest pediatric tuberculosis clinic in the U.S.

Dr. Chiang currently has an NIH and foundation grants to conduct adolescent tuberculosis research in Peru. She has additional ongoing research collaborations on pediatric tuberculosis in Ukraine and Brazil.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Chiang and Dr. Sabina Holland established a pediatric COVID telehealth clinic and have been collaborating on related research. Dr. Chiang has been interviewed about COVID-19 by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, The Associated Press, and other media outlets.

With Dr. Delma-Jean Watts, Dr. Chiang co-directs the Global Health Scholarly Concentration at Alpert Medical School.

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