Board Certification(s)

  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric and Adult Ear Disease
  • Hearing loss
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforations
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Ossicular Chain Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Pediatric and Adult Sinus Management and Surgery
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Office Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Branchial Cleft Anomalies
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cysts
  • Surgery of the Salivary Glands
  • Pediatric and Adult Sleep Apnea
  • Stroboscopy and Vocal Surgery
  • Office Based Upper Airway Endoscopy of Nose and Larynx



St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology
St. Louis, MO

Internship and Residency

Loyola University Medical Center
Resident in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Residency
Maywood, IL

Loyola University Medical Center
Resident in General Surgery Internship
Maywood, IL

Medical School

Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE

Undergraduate School

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Los Angeles, CA

Hospital(s) Affiliated With

Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital

Ambulatory Surgery Centers Affiliated With

Inova Loudoun Surgery Center
Point of Rocks Surgery Center

Professional Associations

Society of Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

American Rhinologic Society

Medical Society of Virginia

American Medical Association


Abstract Publications

1. AB Silva, TA Kile, BS Strates. Growth factor activation in bone induction and repair. Clinical Research Vol 37, #4, 1989.
2. Silva AB, Collins SL. Airway manifestations of coumadin toxicity. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ,1993;109:310.

Peer Review Journal Publications

1.  Hotaling AJ, Silva AB. Advances in adenotonsillar disease. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 1993;1:177-184.
2. Silva A, Stankiewicz J, Raslan W. Residents page: Pathologic quiz case 2:
Esthesioneuroblastoma. Arch Otolaryngol, 1994;120:462-466.
3. Silva AB, Hotaling AJ, Raslan W. Residents page: Pathologic quiz case 2: Nasolacrimal duct cyst. Arch Otolaryngol, 1994;120:888-892.
4. Silva AB, Hotaling AJ. Advances in pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 1994;2:508-514.
5. Silva AL, Silva AB, Stankiewicz JA. Nasal obstruction in pregnancy. Primary Care Update for OB/GYN. 1995;2:37-44.
6. Silva AB, Stankiewicz JA. Perioperative and postoperative management of orbital complications in functional ednoscopic sinus surgery. Operative techniques in otolaryngology-head and neck
surgery. 1995;6(3):231-236.
7. Silva AB, Hotaling AJ. A protocol for otolaryngology-head and neck resident training in
pneumatic otoscopy. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 1997;40:125-131.
8. Silva AB, Muntz HR, Clary R. Utility of conventional radiography in the diagnosis and
management of pediatric airway foreign bodies. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1998 Oct;107(10Pt1):834-8.
9. Silva AB, Lusk RP, Muntz HR. Update on the use of auricular cartilage in laryngotracheal
reconstruction. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2000 Apr;109(4):343-7.
10. Cupero TM, Middleton CE, Silva AB. Effects of functional septoplasty on the facial growth of ferrets. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2001 Nov127(11):1367-1369.
11. Downey TJ, Champeaux AL, Silva AB. AlloDerm Tympanoplasty of Tympanic Membrane Perforations. American Journal Of Otolaryngology 2003:24(1):6-13.

Book Chapters

1. Hotaling AJ, Silva AB. Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease. In: Meyers EN, Bluestone CD,
Brackmann DE, Krause CJ, eds. Advances in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2. Hotaling AJ, Severtson M, Silva AB. Functional abnormalities of the esophagus. In: Bluestone CD, Stool SE, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology, 3rd edition. 1996;2:1131-1143.
3. Silva, AB, Hotaling AJ. Airway Manifestations of Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. In: Hotaling, AJ, Stankiewicz JA, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology for the General Otolaryngologist. 1996; 98-114.
4. Silva,AB. Airway manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease. In: Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology Principles and Practice Pathways. Thieme New York. 2000.

Personal Interests

Dr. Silva likes to spend time with his family hiking during his spare time. He also enjoys biking on the many beautiful bike trails in Northern Virginia


Dr. Silva is not only a board-certified Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeon, but he has completed an accredited fellowship training program in Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. This gives him the unique skills necessary to take care of the entire family from very young children to the elderly.

The medical and surgical skills Dr. Silva acquired during his five-year Otolaryngology training program were greatly enhanced by completion of an additional one year fellowship training program in Pediatric Otolaryngology.

During this time, he was able to further develop the necessary skills to medically and surgically manage unique and complex disorders in critically ill premature infants and children.

Dr. Silva became a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology in April of 1997 after successfully passing a rigorous examination in General Otolaryngology, Otology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, and Pediatric Otolaryngology.