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.

Highlights

  • 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 “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017–2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Mouth Cancers
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Anal Gland Cancer
  • Lip Cancers
  • 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
  • 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

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/13/2003

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

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Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2009

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

190 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 07, 2018

Dr. DeSilva was extremely helpful, he personally conducted my test and explained what was happening while doing it.

Reviewed on Sep 01, 2018

He is very kind, caring, professional

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Explained everything and listened to all questions I had.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

We came to Dr. Desilva, out of network because of his fellowship in voice and swallowing. Well worth the extra expense. He diagnosed the problem and offered hope of a solution. Another ENTvwas just throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what stuck.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dr DeSilva makes it easy to see why he's the top of his field and was recommended to me over other doctors. He's not just experienced but he was so nice and understanding of my fears and did everything to calm me down before the procedure and explained everything to me. He made sure I understood everything happening and has a very gentle hand. The pain was very minimal.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

I had no bad experiences with this provider.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2018

He is so professional and kind! Even uncomfortable procedures are easier when he performs them. I appreciate him.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

very friendly and kind, took the time to listen and evaluate me and give me honest feedback and next steps

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2018

he took his time and explained things to me and made certain i understood and was comfortable

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018

I really felt he listened thoroughly. also, he was very thoughtful about the situation.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. DeSilva has reported no relationships with companies or entities.