Dr. Silva completed his medical degree at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil School of Medicine in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Fluent in Spanish as well as English, he completed multiple clerkships at the University of Miami School of Medicine, then completed his internship and residency at the University of Illinois. Dr. Silva furthered his education and training with fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Iowa. He is also active in teaching residents at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Dr. Silva is a member of the teaching staff, residency selection committee and is a resident supervisor. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.