Brad DeSilva

Brad DeSilva, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 429 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 183 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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, 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

  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Mouth 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

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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.

429 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 Feb 08, 2021

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2021

    Very polite and professional. Very concerned that I received the care I needed to improve my voice. I can talk now so others can understand me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2021

    The reason I chose the Wexner Center is the staff and physicians in my experience have always beenProfessional. Dr. DeSilva was no exception, he was thorough in his exam and most of all he listened.

  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2021

    Explained procedure well, any discomfort was expected and minor ie. WAY less than expected.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

    Dr. DiSilva was my second opinion on this particular medical issue. I was very comfortable with him from the start. He showed concern towards my questions, explained things clearly and concisely and allowed me to ask as many questions as I needed to feel comfortable. I have waited 30 years to have my tonsils out and I'm glad I did because Dr. DiSilva did not disappoint.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

    Dr. DeSilva is a total professional. Visits to him are a pleasure!!

  • Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

    All good and a warm & close relationship was developed. I would return to the doc & his office & refer others to him!

  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

    outstanding, companionate, carrying

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

    Dr.DeSilva showed a clear focus on learning about why I visited the office and how he could help me. He provided a detailed explanation as it related to my condition and provided treatment alternatives that were thoughtful and well explained. dr. DeSilva was very professional and I felt well cared for as a patient during my time spent with him at my visit.

  • Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

    Dr. DeSilva truly cares about his patients. He takes the worry and anxiety out of an unpleasant procedure.

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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.