Dr. Silveira loves all aspects of her work. Her special interest areas include pediatrics, gynecology, and HIV care. During the term 1994-1995 she was voted Educator of the year for CSOF-Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Silveira is fluent in four languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara. Dr. Silveira volunteers with Amnesty International. She enjoys bicycling, weight training, hiking, and snow skiing. When water avails itself, she enjoys windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing. Her other interests include reading contemporary fiction Spanish, Portuguese, and French novels. Dr. Silveira's hometown is Watsonville, California. Her parents emigrated from the Azores Islands, Portugal. Her husband is a Math Professor at UCCS.