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    • Position
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • Specialty
    • Neurosurgery
    • Languages
    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
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Danilo Silva, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System and the Chief of Neurosurgery and Director of Neurotrauma at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s.

Dr. Silva received his medical degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, followed by a neurosurgery residency at the Hospital da Restauração, affiliated with the same university.

Dr. Silva has extensive post-residency clinical fellowship training in the areas of open and endoscopic skull-base surgery, neurosurgical oncology, radiosurgery, and functional and restorative neurosurgery, all of which he gained while at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Dr. Silva also completed two post-doctoral research fellowships, one in minimally invasive neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and the other in skull base surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Silva is a member of numerous medical societies, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society, the Pituitary Society, the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, and the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery. He has written various book chapters in his areas of expertise, and has published neurosurgical articles in world-renowned indexed journals.

In his final year at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Silva was recognized for his excellence in teaching by the graduate medical education office. Dr. Silva is also known for his exceptional patient communication skills and his patient-centered approach. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, making him a competent communicator in several languages spoken in the communities around St. Luke’s.

Clinical Focus

  • Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer-Adult
  • Brain Tumors
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vestibular Schwannoma


MD, Federal University of Pernambuco

Residency, Neurosurgery
Federal University of Pernambuco

Fellowship, Neurosurgery
Cleveland Clinic Hospital

Fellowship, Neurosurgical Oncology
Cleveland Clinic Hospital

Fellowship, Neurosurgery
Cleveland Clinic Hospital


English, Portuguese, Spanish