Nirupama Kakarla De Silva, MD $$

Pediatric Gynecologist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Nirupama DeSilva, M.D., an OB/GYN at Children's Health℠ and Professor at UT Southwestern, specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 

After working in Oklahoma for 13 years, Dr. DeSilva joined Children’s Health and as part of our comprehensive Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology program. Dr. DeSilva treats girls and young women with ovarian pathologies, menstrual concerns, abnormalities of the reproductive tract and more. She also works with girls and families to start conversations and provide education about reproductive health.

Dr. DeSilva also feels that it’s important to make adolescence easier on girls. Her research focuses on methods to help adolescent girls decrease risk-taking behavior through education and resources. She also works with parents and guardians to guide discussions about values and decision-making. Her work has been funded by organizations including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Dr. DeSilva earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern and her fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. 

Dr. DeSilva has been recognized nationally for her academic and clinical work including receiving the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Cefalo Leadership Institute Award. She has also served on the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 

In her spare time, Dr. DeSilva gives back to her community by volunteering with her local food bank, participating in her neighborhood association and helping schools develop health education curriculums. 

Education and Training

Medical School
Albany Medical College (1999)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2003), Obstetrics & Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine (2006), Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Board Certification
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Publications

    • Breast development and disorders in the adolescent female. De Silva NK, Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology 2018 Apr 48 40-50
    • The female adolescent breast: disorders of development. Khaja A, DeSilva N. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Oct;31(5):293-297. doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000564.
  • Professional Activities

    • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (2006)
    • American Medical Association (AMA) (2006)
    • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) (2006)
    • American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI) (2003)
    • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (2003)
    • North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) (2003)
  • Awards and Honors

    • Dr. DeSilva has been recognized with the America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists award from the Consumers Research Council of America since 2009.

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