Dr. DaSilva is a graduate of Rhode Island College and Brown University School of Medicine. After completing his orthopaedic residency at Brown University, he completed a fellowship at the National Center for treatment of the Hand and Upper Extremity in Baltimore. Before returning to Brown, Dr. DaSilva was a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. In 1999, he received the Award for Best Scientific Event from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. DaSilva's research interests include anatomical studies of the upper extremity and biomechanics of the hand and wrist.