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Gregory L. DeSilva, MD

Associate Professor
Orthopedics – Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Director, Residency Program
Gregory L. DeSilva, MD

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Alvernon Clinic
707 North Alvernon Way, Suite 205
Tucson, AZ 85705

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North Hills
265 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

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Dr. Greg DeSilva has been a faculty member of the University of Arizona Department of Orthopedic Surgery since 2007. He has served as the residency program director at the University of Arizona since 2009 and has been active in the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors, American Orthopedic Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Orthopedic Trauma Association serving on numerous committees. Also, he has served as President of the Detroit Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Southwest Orthopaedic Trauma Association. With his colleagues from SWOTA, he is co-director of the annual Intern Motor Skills Course.

Dr. DeSilva attended the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He stayed in Ann Arbor where he completed his orthopedic surgery training where he served as a resident team physician for the University of Michigan. He completed a hand surgery fellowship in Baltimore at Union Memorial Hospital, the Curtis National Hand Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. DeSilva is board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with additional ABOS certification in the sub-specialty of hand surgery.

Dr. DeSilva’s career highlights include:

  • Academic interests include athletic injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, management of bone loss, soft tissue coverage, and surgical education
  • Has published papers on scaphoid fractures and wrist injuries in athletes, and elbow dislocations in wrestlers. His goal is a rapid return to high level play for all athletes.
  • Board certified in orthopedic surgery with subspecialty certification in hand surgery
  • Completed his BS/MD degrees at the University of Michigan
  • Completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan where he served as resident team physician for the department of athletics.
  • As a resident surgeon, won the Bronze Beeper teaching award and the Leonard Marmor Award for outstanding resident performance.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Wayne State Univ, 2002
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Arizona, 2019
  • Norman Kirk Award, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, 2004
  • Team physician and hand surgery consultant for the University of Arizona
  • Team physician for the Tucson Roadrunners
  • Site physician, Arizona Bowl
  • Site physician, Tucson ITF Futures Professional tennis tournaments
  • Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Top Docs, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
  • Medical School: University of Michigan
  • Residency: University of Michigan
  • Fellowship: Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore MD

Research Interests

Education, soft tissue coverage/flaps, elbow trauma

Honors & Awards

  • Bronze Beeper Teaching Award, University of Michigan Medical School, 1995
  • Teacher of the Year, Wayne State University, 2003
  • Hands Off Teaching Award, University of Arizona, 2019
  • Hour Magazine Detroit, Top Docs, 2005
  • Tucson Lifestyle, Top Docs, 2015
  • Tucson Lifestyle, Top Docs, 2016
  • Tucson Lifestyle, Top Docs, 2017
  • Tucson Lifestyle, Top Docs, 2018
  • Tucson Lifestyle, Top Docs, 2019
  • Tucson Lifestyle, Top Docs, 2020
  • Tucson Lifestyle, Top Docs, 2021
  • Tucson Lifestyle, Top Docs, 2022

Patient Information

Information for patients from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:
C/o Department Orthopaedic Surgery
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
P.O. Box 245064
Tucson, AZ 85724-5064