Otoño Silva, MD, founder of Interventional Orthopedics of Washington in Bellevue, Washington, is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship trained in Interventional Orthopedics which is a new specialty with a focus on non-surgical regenerative injection therapies, including image-guided prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Stem Cell Therapy for orthopedic/musculoskeletal applications. He is one of the most uniquely trained and experienced musculoskeletal and interventional orthopedic medicine practitioners in the Pacific Northwest, and he has a passion for continued education, teaching, research, and developing a partnership with his patients to work towards their optimal health with an integrative approach.
Before his formal medical training, Dr. Silva earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and worked as a licensed massage therapist. The skills he developed as a body worker have enhanced his hands-on physical exam skills as a physiatrist and interventional orthopedic specialist. In addition, this experience has taught and enabled him to incorporate a holistic approach for patient care into his practice.
Dr. Silva was inspired to pursue medical school after he received a personal regenerative medicine injection treatment many years ago to avoid a recommended surgery, and astonishingly he never saw the problem return.
As a part of this holistic approach he utilizes IMS / dry needling for diagnostic purposes and pain relief for patients, appropriately refers his patients for chiropractic care, physical therapy, nutritional planning and hormone balance as needed to comprehensively address their health and well-being.
At Interventional Orthopedics of Washington, Dr. Silva creates a balance between a natural approach and traditional medicine. Rather than mask your symptoms with pain medication and steroid injections that will contribute to degeneration of your joints and tissues, his goal is to diagnose the underlying causes of your pain. This allows him to develop a plan to address the source of your pain and assist in healing and restoration of a healthy, potentially pain free, active lifestyle. He achieves this by utilizing science-backed, groundbreaking cellular medicine therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments that harness and bolster your body’s own healing abilities.
Dr. Silva continues to expand his skills and knowledge by conducting research in the field of interventional orthopedics to advance the field. He also instructs courses for the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) around the country to share his advanced knowledge and pass these skills on to other physicians. Dr. Silva hosted and instructed the first-ever IOF course outside of the organization’s HQ in Colorado at his Bellevue clinic in September 2019.
He and his team welcome you to Interventional Orthopedics of Washington to develop and implement a plan to reduce your pain, restore your function, and recover the quality of life that you deserve.
Dr. Silva’s Credentials:
Undergraduate Education, 2007, Magna Cum Lauda
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Bachelor of Science Nutrition and Dietetics
Medical Education, 2008-2013
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Harbor UCLA General Surgery
Los Angeles, California
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Louisiana State University, New Orleans
Centeno -Schultz Clinic, Broomfield, CO
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Previous Academic Appointments
Attending Physician, Cento-Schultz Clinic
Current Academic Appointments
Instructor, Interventional Orthopedics Foundation
Spine Interventions Society – Lumbar Procedures
American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Chemodenervation of
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation – Advanced Lumbar Spine Orthobiologics
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation – Advanced Shoulder Orthobiologics
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation – Advanced Hip and Knee Orthobiologics
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation – Bone Marrow Aspiration and Liposuction
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation – Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot Orthobiologics
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation – Nucleated Cell Counting Orthobiologics
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation – Advanced Spine Intradiscal Orthobiologics
Professional Associations / Memberships
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF)
American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM)
King County Medical Association
Washington State Medical Association (WSMA)
Puget Sound Spine Society
Washington Rheumatology Alliance (WRA)