Dr. Silva is one of the most compassionate, considerate doctors I've ever had the pleasure to meet. He treats you with respect and considerable knowledge. I'm completely confident with his care. He did my total shoulder replacement and has provided excellent care.

- Linda B.
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Fellowship Trained

  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Sports Medicine



  • Boston College - Bachelor of Science
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School - Medical Doctorate
  • University of Massachusetts, Department of Orthopedic Surgery - Residency
  • OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine and Shoulder Elbow - Fellowship


  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction 
  • Arthroscopy
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Fracture Care
    • General Orthopedics
    • Team Physician for Independence High School and Providence High School 


    • Boyle JR, Silva JA, McMillan S, Busconi BD. Mechanics of Hip Arthroscopy. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2011 Apr;30(2):285-92.
    • Silva JA, McCormick JJ, Reed MA, Morse AS, Heffernan, MJ, Lavado RD, Billiar K, Wixted JJ. Biomechanical Effects of Harvesting Bone Graft with the Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator on the adult femur: A cadaver study. Injury. 2010 Nov;41. Suppl 2:S85-9.
    • Silva J, Eskander MS, Lareau C, DeAngelis NA. Treatment of distal biceps tendon ruptures using a single-incision technique and a Bio-Tenodesis screw. Orthopedics. 2010 Jul 13;33(7).
    • JJ Wixted, PJ Fanning, T Gaur, SL O'Connell, JA Silva, A Mason-Savas, DC Ayers, GS Stein, JB Lian. Enhanced fracture repair by leukotriene antagonism is characterized by increased chondrocyte proliferation and early bone formation: A novel role of the cysteinyl LT-1 receptor. Journal of Cellular Physiology. Volume 221, Issue 1. October 2009, Pages: 31-39
    • Marvin J; Silva JA; Basil K; Walcott ME; Ayers DC; Fanning PJ. Early Stages of Surgically induced Osteoarthritis in Mice and Opportunities for Pharmacotherapeutic Intervention. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2011;57:2020
    • Walcott ME; Silva JA; Basil K; Ayers DC; Fanning PJ. Suppression of Subchondral Bone Changes in Early OA with Potential disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2011;57:2019.
    • PJ. Fanning, M.E. Walcott, S.L. O'Connell, K. Basil, J.A. Silva, J.K. Lange, J.J. Wixted, A. Mason-Savas, D.C. Ayers. Montelukast Sodium As A Treatment For Experimental Osteoarthritis In Mice. 2009 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Montreal, Canada. September 10-13, 2009.
    • Silva JA, Fanning PJ, O’Connell SL, Mason-Savas A, Hays P, Walcott M, Ayers DC. Effects of Disease Modifying Osteoarthritis Drugs in an In-vivo Animal Model. Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 22-25, 2009.
    • James D. O’Holleran MD, Jason Silva BS, Conrad Wang MD, Jon JP Warner MD: Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Using An Absorbable Trans-Cuff Tack: A Description of ComplicationsEncountered with the CuffTack Device. Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 22-25, 2004.
    Book Chapters
    • Charcot Joint. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2008. Domino, FJ. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2008. Domino, FJ. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA.

    PA Team

    Courtney Phillips, PA-C

    Courtney Phillips, PA-C

    Clinical Specialties

    Specialties, Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine


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