Dr. De Silva graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience and then went on to the American University of the Caribbean to complete her medical degree.
Listen to Dr. De Silva's interview with KFWB talk radio, regarding medication dosage for children.
She did part of her medical training at USC, Yale affiliated hospitals and other hospitals in Maryland and Chicago. She then completed a 3 year pediatric residency at Kaiser Permanente, Sunset. While at Kaiser, she wrote a manual for pediatric interns on how to take care of patients.
After residency, she did a fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Adolescent Medicine and worked at the Los Angeles Free Clinic. At CHLA, Dr. De Silva worked on research involving transitioning chronically ill children to adult health care.
She is the 2014 to 2016 chair of the Pediatric department at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, and is on staff at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Tarzana Medical CenterTarzana and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA.