Brad DeSilva

Brad DeSilva, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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
  • Anal Gland Cancer
  • Lip Cancers
  • Laryngeal 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

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

258 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

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

He is kind, thorough, and knows my history well.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Good.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

The best

Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018

Efficient & timely.

Reviewed on Dec 05, 2018

Dr. DeSilva explained things very well.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

Dr DeSilva is amazing. He took time to explain things to me and did not talk down to me at all. In fact, quite the opposite. He really appreciated my input. Even though he had residents with him each time, I never felt my needs were being shuffled to them or ignored so he could teach. He has a gentle hand with procedures and makes sure you're okay with each step explaining everything. I honestly wish I could see him for every single ailment I have. He's probably the best doctor I've ever been to.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018

Dr. DeSilva was courteous, explained the procedure and consent; was very gentle during procedure. The biopsy came back the next day and HE called me with the results Bravo!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018

EXCELLANT PROVIDER AND VERY ATTENTIVE TO MY PROBLEM.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

the doctor is great and the residence also good .

Reviewed on Nov 09, 2018

very knowledgeable about his expertise.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. DeSilva has reported no relationships with companies or entities.