Meet Dr. Kyler Elwell
Dr. Kyler Elwell-Silver is a board-certified physician who is passionate about medicine and deeply committed to patient care. After years of practicing conventional medicine in a successful career as an obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Elwell reached a point where she felt the need to explore a different approach and decided to transition to functional medicine. The increasing number of inquiries about functional medicine and the desire to provide comprehensive care beyond the limitations of 15-minute appointments prompted her to do some soul-searching and make a change.
Dr. Elwell found that patients wanted to understand the reasons behind their illnesses and desired solutions beyond symptom management. They sought answers to the “why” behind their health issues and longed for sustainable solutions. Inspired by this desire for comprehensive care, she embarked on a new path in functional medicine, eager to provide patients with the in-depth understanding and personalized treatment plans they desired.
Dr. Elwell completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, before pursuing her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She then completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern, solidifying her foundation in women’s health. Dr. Elwell most recently became board certified in obesity medicine, further enhancing her ability to address the complex relationship between hormones, metabolism, and overall health.
Beyond her medical expertise, Dr. Elwell’s genuine care for her patients sets her apart. She values building strong relationships and being a trusted partner in her patients’ healthcare journeys. Patient care played a significant role in Dr. Elwell’s decision to focus on functional medicine. She realized that her favorite part of being a physician was the deep connections she formed with her patients. Recognizing the need for a more personalized and in-depth approach to patient care, she decided to delve into the field.
Dr. Elwell has a rich personal life outside of medicine as a devoted wife and mother of three young children. With two doctors in the family, she and her physician husband share a mutual understanding of the demands and rewards of their chosen profession. As a military child, Dr. Elwell has lived in various places, including Hawaii, Japan, California, Florida, DC, Las Vegas, and now Texas, which she considers her home. Her two dogs add an extra dose of joy to her family life.
With her expertise in functional medicine, dedication to continued learning, and genuine passion for patient care, Dr. Kyler Elwell-Silver is a valuable addition to our functional medicine practice, providing comprehensive and personalized care that addresses the root causes of illness and promotes optimal health and well-being.
Kyler Elwell Silver, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Elwell earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern. She also holds a master’s degree in chemistry.
After working in private practice for several years, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.
Dr. Elwell’s clinical focus is on general obstetrics, gynecology, and minimally invasive surgeries – including procedures performed with the da Vinci robotic surgical system. Her goal is to bring the highest level of compassionate care to her patients.
She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Elwell has published several academic articles related to her area of expertise. She also developed the Enhanced Recovery from Anesthesia protocol used during gynecologic surgeries at UT Southwestern.
In 2019, she was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star.
Education and Training
- Residency – UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009-2013), Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Medical School – University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2005-2009)
Honors and Awards
- DFW Child Mom-Approved Doctor 2020-2021
- Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star 2019