Dr. Alexandre DaSilva is a clinician-scientist with more than 15 years of experience in the field of chronic trigeminal pain. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biologic and Material Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Dr. DaSilva has received his Doctorate in Medical Science (DMedSc) degree in Oral Biology with clinical training in trigeminal pain at Harvard University, where he mapped non-invasively the somatotopic (fMRI) activation of the human trigeminal pain pathway. This training was followed by a post-doctoral fellowship on migraine neuroimaging at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, to investigate subcortical and cortical neuroplasticity in migraine patients. He was also an Instructor in the Psychiatric Department at Harvard University/McLean Hospital, as well as Assistant Clinical Investigator at the Forsyth Institute in Boston.
During his training, he collaborated with his colleagues on novel neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation projects for chronic TMJD, trigeminal neuropathic pain and migraine. His original work has been published in several journals and books, and received broad media coverage.