Rebecca Silvers, NP
Rebecca Silvers is a nurse practitioner who cares for children recovering from brain surgery and for children in critical condition as a result of brain injuries or diseases. Her expertise encompasses a range of conditions, including hydrocephalus (fluid buildup in the brain), brain tumors, craniosynostosis (when a baby's skull bones fuse too soon), traumatic brain injury, tethered spinal cord (a birth defect in which the spinal cord can't move as it should within the spinal canal) and spina bifida.
Silvers earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University in Montreal. She earned a master's degree in nursing from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is working to complete a doctor of nursing practice degree at Vanderbilt, with specialization in quality improvement, education and pediatric global health development. She has earned numerous nursing certifications, including pediatric acute care nurse practitioner, critical care registered nurse and registered nurse first assistant.