M. Jasmine Silva, D.O.
Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Jasmine grew up in a Northern California town of less than 3,500 people in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She studied philosophy and community studies, with an emphasis in domestic violence and the law, at The University of California, Santa Cruz. Her path to medicine was broad and as scenic as her home town, highlighted by such experiences as studying Italian and art history while living in Florence, Italy and working as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor, a legislative advocate, a public school teacher, a geriatric social worker, and a professional vocalist. In medical school she was awarded a fellowship, which allowed her to spend an additional year studying Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) and teaching it to first and second year medical students. Her passion for community service and empowerment through education and accessible health care led her to seek a career in Family Medicine. She hopes to integrate holistic care with OMT in a general practice that also emphasizes pain management and women’s preventative health. Her hobbies include meditation, yoga, Pilates, homeopathy, ayurveda, creating delicious variations on the traditional brownie, making jewelry and multimedia art, nurturing her relationships with family and friends, backpacking and doing just about any activity outside.
Alumni Year: 2015