Marcelo C. DaSilva, MD, FACS, serves as chief of thoracic surgery for Care New England. He is board certified in thoracic surgery, surgical critical care and general surgery. Dr. DaSilva has special interests in lung cancer, lung cancer screening program, and is a pioneer in the introduction of lung cancer genetic testing (RNA expression profile with myPlan™) in the clinical arena.
He is recognized internationally for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma with heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC). Dr. DaSilva’s surgical experience involves treatment of esophageal cancer as well as benign esophageal disease; achalasia, diverticulum, repair of giant paraesophageal hernia, surgery for reflux (GERD), and thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis (a condition with increase sweating of hands and palms). Special interests also include rib plating for acute, as well as chronic, rib fractures and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures for pleural effusions and pleural disease.
Dr. Marcelo DaSilva is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and an associate surgeon of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the International Association Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, Society of Thoracic Surgery, International Society of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgery, and of the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery. He also belongs to the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Illinois Thoracic Surgery Society.