Dr Silsby is a neurologist and neurophysiologist at Westmead Hospital. He graduated Sydney Medical School with Honours in 2011 and completed neurology training at Concord, RPA, and Westmead hospitals. He undertook the Neuromuscular and Neuroimmunology fellowship at Concord Hospital in 2018, with a particular emphasis on neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology. He is also the Unit Coordinator for the Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology) unit “Applied Clinical Neurophysiology” at the University of Sydney.
His current research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of movement disorders in patients with acquired inflammatory and inherited neuropathies, with a focus on the development of tremor and how it relates to poor balance. This forms the basis of his PhD at Westmead Clinical School (University of Sydney) as part of the Neuromuscular Research Group at Westmead. This has included comprehensive neurophysiological tremor studies which have shown potential for uncovering the mechanism of neuropathic tremor. The team is also developing a novel approach to assessing balance in neuropathies, and how this changes with treatment, through the use of posturography.