Dr. Silhan joins Diamond Physicians in 2020 to be part of their mission to place the patient first in the practice of medicine and focus on the patient-doctor relationship. She has studied functional and integrative medicine, and functional immunology over the last 2 years, leaving a career in academic medicine to offer a more natural approach to healing the whole body. She believes in the body’s immense innate ability to heal itself given the right tools. Joining Diamond Physicians is very exciting to be part of a growing movement that places the patient in the middle of what we are trying to achieve, excellent care. She is very excited to join like-minded physicians in this mission.
Prior to joining Diamond, she was on faculty in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, first at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, then at UT Southwestern here in Dallas, then solely opened a private practice in East Dallas with a focus on Functional and Integrative Medicine, which has been the most personally fulfilling time in her career thus far. She has a medical license in the states of Texas and Maryland, and if board certified in Internal Medicine, and in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She graduated from medical school at UT Southwestern, completed her internal medicine internship, residency, and chief residency, and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at University of Maryland Medical Center.In her practice, she places emphasis on healthy, individualized food plans, movement and exercise, and when necessary, a combination of supplemental vitamins, minerals, herbs and pharmaceutical therapies. She believes every condition has an underlying root cause to be uncovered and addressed to achieve the best results in health and healing.Outside her practice, Dr. Silhan is an active participant and speaker for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Warriors, and the Dallas chapter Scleroderma Foundation. She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, where she enjoys learning and sharing the newest advances. She lives with her family in east Dallas, and, enjoys gardening, spending time in the outdoors and art.