Language: English
Gender: Male
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Solid Tumor Oncology
263 7th Avenue , Suite 4H
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Call
(347) 694-5035
Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology
1305 York Avenue , 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-1607
Call
(646) 962-6200

Personal Statement

For most people, the diagnosis of cancer understandably brings a considerable amount of fear and uncertainty, and it is often times the most difficult period not just for the patient, but the family as well. I experienced this firsthand when my mother was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive gastrointestinal cancer when I was a teenager. From the very beginning, her oncologist was honest and caring and instilled in her a sense of confidence that no matter what happened, she would be receiving the best care and he would be there to support her. This has always been my goal as a physician and particularly in my specialty of gastrointestinal oncology. Weill Cornell offers tremendous state-of-the-art resources and services, is at the cutting-edge in immunotherapy, targeted therapy, as well as clinical trials, and I can without hesitation know I am able to provide world-class care to my patients. With this in mind, I strive to bring a personal touch to patient care, whether that means taking the extra time to go over a treatment plan a 2nd or 3rd time to make sure the patient or their family understands and feels comfortable, or sending a tumor specimen for advanced molecular interrogation to ascertain specific mutations that may further tailor and personalize treatment, to searching for the best clinical trial available to give hope in aggressive cancers with few options.

Specialties & Expertise

Expertise

  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Carcinoma of Gall Bladder
  • Liver Cancer

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Wright State University School of Medicine, 2011
  • B.S., University of Toledo, 2005

Biography

Professional Training:

Intern, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011-2012

Resident, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012-2014

Fellow, Hematology and Oncology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, New York, 2014-2017 (Chief Fellow 2016-2017)

Dr. D'Silva is a hematologist and oncologist who specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, including cancers of the colon, rectum, anus, esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. Within his field, his research has been published in oncology journals, he has presented abstracts and posters at national meetings, and he has written for media outlets, such as ABC News.

Dr. D'Silva is a graduate of Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his clinical training in Medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He then completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel where he served as Chief Fellow in 2016-2017.

His research and focus has been in gastrointestinal malignances and he has joined NYP-Brooklyn Methodist hospital to help grow and develop the GI malignancy program and to integrate and provide access for the Brooklyn population to the world class clinical trials and cutting edge therapies offered at Weill Cornell.