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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Otolaryngology
  • 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

134 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

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

We were so pleased with Dr. DeSilva! Smart, caring and reassuring.

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

Dr. Desilva was very patient and kind for my surgery consult. He was knowledgeable about the procedure and explained things clearly.

Reviewed on Jul 02, 2018

excellent

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Took time to listen and gave feedback in a very kind and respectful manner

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

He explain everything before an during the procedure, he talked me through the tough part; very important, called me 3 days later and asked how I was and gave me the results of the test - Very nice person. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2018

No complaints here. The experience was very routine and executed quickly by the team. Everythig was explained beforehand and it only took a few minutes.

Reviewed on Jun 08, 2018

Great.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018

listened and took the time needed to assess and diagnose my health issue

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Dr is always kind and attentive to my concerns and answers my questions fully.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Excellent, great listening skills, very attentive, expert care

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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.