Diana Silas, D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Specialist

Diana Silas is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in Sports Medicine.  She graduated from Grosse Ile High School in 1999.  She then graduated from Albion College, Cum Laude, in 2003 with a major in Chemistry.  She completed a masters at Wayne State University.  Shen then completed medical school at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2010.  She completed her orthopedic surgery residency through Mclaren Oakland in 2015 and then went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Rochester in 2016 with a focus on joint preservation and shoulder arthroplasty.  

Dr. Silas has practiced in southeast Michigan since 2016, and, prior to joining Motor City Orthopedics, was with the Detroit Medical Center where she spearheaded their hip arthroscopy program.  She currently enjoys volunteering as the team physician for Walled Lake Western. She is active within the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics ranging from hip, knee and shoulder preservation to shoulder replacement.  She was recently nominated to serve as the physician representative to the Governor’s Board of the Michigan Athletic Trainers.  She served as the Chair of the Physician Leadership Council while at the DMC.  

Dr. Silas’ practice is focused on joint preservation and sports injuries however she also treats a variety of general orthopedic conditions including fracture care.  She does a high volume of hip preservation and is often utilized as an expert in hip preservation for many orthopedic surgeons.  She was recruited to MCO due to her reputation as an outstanding shoulder, elbow and knee surgeon as well as for her reputation as one of Michigan’s leading hip arthroscopy surgeons.  She is one of few surgeons in the Midwest performing advanced hip arthroscopy and labral reconstruction.

Her practice is built around active communication and engagement with her patients.  It is important for her patients to understand all treatment options, surgical and non-surgical.  She believes strongly in developing a relationship with the patient to better help them navigate their journey to a more active and pain free lifestyle. 

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Non-surgical management of joint pain including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections
  • Shoulder Replacement including Reverse and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy with Labral Repair and Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthroscopy including ACL reconstruction
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy including Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care
  • Sports and Athletic Injuries


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-Tends bar at her parents' Northern Michigan restaurant during time off
-Finishes her Peloton workouts before the rest of us wake up each morning