Silvia Baxter, MD, is a neurosurgeon at University of Florida Health-Halifax Health Medical Center, Daytona Beach. She is an alumna of Boston College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduated cum laude. She was nominated as Dean’s Scholar and BC’s “Person of the Year” for volunteerism. She completed her medical education at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC, where she was on the founding steering committee of the first student run clinic for the local indigent population and received multiple service and excellence awards in the areas trauma, critical care and surgery.
Dr. Baxter went on to complete her neurosurgical internship and residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. During her residency, Dr. Baxter received the department’s “Top Gun” award for highest board scores, and was awarded the Dean Echols award for best research presentation at the Louisiana Neurosurgical Society meeting in 2016. Following residency, Dr. Baxter completed her endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 2019.
Dr. Baxter’s subspecialty interest is endovascular treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine, including aneurysms, arteriovenous fistulas and malformations, carotid stenosis, and stroke. Additionally, she provides care to patients with general neurosurgical conditions, such as degenerative spine disease, brain tumors, peripheral nerve and trauma. She is a proponent of patient-centered personalized neurosurgical care and minimally invasive approaches.