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, 2019
  • 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,” 2017–2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Mouth 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

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
MD
8/1/1999 - 6/13/2003

Internship

Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2008

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2009

Academic Information

My Department

Otolaryngology

More About My Work

Reviews

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The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

703 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2020

    Dr. Desilva is extremely knowledgeable about my conditions & my trust in him is very high.

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2020

    Dr DeSilva always exhibits the highest concern for my health. He has provided me with excellent health care and guidance since becoming a patient in 2013. My appointments are never rushed and he always takes time to listen to any concerns I may have.

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

    Very thorough, listened to all questions and explaining everything. Very pleased with both drs.

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

    best provider ask for. keeps at it to find problem n maybe just did, though I can be a handful so that's amazing

  • Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

    Although the botox injections did not go as smoothly as usual it all worked out fine. I continue to be happy with the doctors care.

  • Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

    He was a very concerned doctor who listened. Had a great experience with him.

  • Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

    he was able to diagnose me effectively and explain it and the treatment

  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

    During this procedure they both were as understanding and good to me as they could be.

  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

    Dr. Desilva is so professional and has given me a normal life back. I am so thankful for his expertise and ability to explain my options.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

    Detailed explanation of CT scan

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. DeSilva has reported no relationships with companies or entities.