LSU Health Sciences Center

Pennington Biomedical Research Center




Taniya deSilva, MD
Clinical Associate Professor and Acting Section Chief
Dr. Taniya de Silva serves as Program Director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.  A graduate of New York Medical College, she completed her residency at Boston Medical Center and her Endocrinology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  At the University of Massachusetts, Dr. de Silva worked in the general endocrine clinic where she performed thyroid ultrasounds and fine needle aspiration biopsies of the thyroid.  She also worked in the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence and staffed a transitional diabetes clinic for adolescents with diabetes. Dr. de Silva treats patients with a broad range of endocrine disorders with a particular interest in thyroid disorders and diabetes.




Dr. Daniel Hsia

Daniel Hsia, MD
Assistant Professor 
Dr. Hsia completed a 4 year residency in combined Medicine/Pediatrics at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and he served as Chief Resident during his final year of training.  He then went on to complete a 4 year combined Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX in 2012. His research interests include prevention and intervention strategies for diabetes and obesity especially in the pediatric population as well as the metabolic changes that occur after bariatric surgery. Clinical interests focus on the transition of pediatric patients into adult care. Dr. Hsia is currently the Assistant Program Director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program.




2019%2010:44:01%20AM Gina Cosentino Stafford, MD
Assistant Professor 
Dr. Cosentino joined the section in November 2018. She completed both her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. 







2019-2020 Fellows

Dr. Alejandra Riera-Gonzalez

Dr. Lev Yagudayev