Brad DeSilva

Brad DeSilva, MD

  • Otolaryngology

Appointments: (614) 366-3687

About Me

My expertise is in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat). I have a particular interest in voice, swallowing, sinonasal and thyroid/parathyroid disorders. In my specialty, there are many medical and surgical treatment options that can make a significant impact in a patient's quality of life. Our multidisciplinary team provides patients with a tailored and targeted treatment plan for their specific disease.

I help my patients make informed decisions about how to approach their care. I provide all available treatment options and discuss important aspects of each. A well-informed patient can make decisions that contribute to a better outcome.

At Ohio State, we have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology while collaborating with other specialists. I work closely with other specialty areas such as pulmonary, allergy, speech pathology, gastroenterology and neurology to provide comprehensive care to my patients. We have the resources we need to really help our patients.

In my free time, I enjoy attending Ohio State football games, traveling and relaxing with family. This includes taking an occasional time out to coach my daughters' volleyball and basketball teams.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Residency Program Director Department of Otolaryngology 2011-present
  • Department of Otolaryngology Faculty Educator of the Year Award 2010
  • Gahanna Lincoln High School Hall of Fame Inductee 2012
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Apnea
  • Bell Palsy
  • Candidiasis, Oral
  • Choanal Atresia
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cough
  • Craniomandibular Disorders
  • Dyspnea
  • Nosebleed
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Facial Nerve Injuries
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Fibromatosis, Gingival
  • Gingival Cancers
  • Goiter
  • Granuloma, Laryngeal
  • Granulomatosis, Orofacial
  • Graves Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herpes Labialis
  • Herpes Zoster Oticus
  • Hoarseness
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancers
  • Jaw Abnormalities
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Leukoplakia, Hairy
  • Leukoplakia, Oral
  • Lichen Planus, Oral
  • Lingual Goiter
  • Lip Diseases
  • Macrostomia
  • Maxillary Diseases
  • Maxillofacial Injuries
  • Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Mucositis
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nasopharyngeal Diseases
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired
  • Nose Diseases
  • Oral Fistula
  • Oral Ulcer
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Oroantral Fistula
  • Otitis
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Otolaryngology
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pierre Robin Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinoscleroma
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Fistula
  • Sinusitis
  • Speech Disorders
  • Stomatitis
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Diseases
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Tuberculosis, Oral
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Zygomatic Fractures
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2008


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009

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Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

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91 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2018

Dr. DeSilva was beyond get throughout my whole experience with him. He handled everything professionally and was very good at explaining things to me so I could understand. He made the experience great!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Excellent. Listened to symptoms & worked with me to provide best care.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

This was the first time I visited this doctor so he didn't have all of my health history but showed great concern for why I was there to see him and efficiently addressed the issue.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2017

Dr. DeSilva provided a comprehensive examination and thorough explanations.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2017

The doctor spent plenty of time with me and was not rushed. He was patient and thorough. The med student was very kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

Dr. deSilva is very skilled and concerned about my comfort; however, I was diappointed that he questioned my PCP diagnosis of otitis media which she made10 days prior to this appointment. I thought this was disrespectful. It was as though he discounted my illness. He has a bit of an attitude. Hopefully, I never have another problem with my ear.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017

I'm not confident that the treatment he prescribed will work. I feel there may be a deeper problem.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2017

knowledgeable & attentive

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. DeSilva has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.