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Michael Francavilla, MD
Michael Francavilla, MD
Attending Radiologist

Dr. Francavilla is an attending radiologist who research involves pediatric musculoskeletal disease, particularly axial spondyloarthritis.



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Dr. Francavilla is an attending radiologist within the Division of Body Imaging, director of Radiology Informatics, and assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is actively engaged in researching pediatric musculoskeletal disease, particularly axial spondyloarthritis. Additional research projects include imaging clinical decision support and tools to increase radiologist productivity.

He holds board certification in Clinical Informatics and Diagnostic Radiology with a subspecialty certificate in Pediatric Radiology.

Education and Training

MD, University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Chief Resident, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Radiologist

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

Radiological Society of North America

Society for Pediatric Radiology

Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine

Society for Pediatric Radiology

American College of Radiology Commission on Human Resources

Professional Awards

Ninth Annual Douglas N. Hornsby, M.D. Leadership Award, Florida Radiological Society, 2013

Radiology Resident of the Month, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2014

Publication Highlights

Chauvin NA, Xiao R, Brandon TG, Biko DM, Francavilla ML, Khrichenko D, Weiss PF. MRI of the Sacroiliac Joint in Healthy Children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Apr; 11;1-7. PMID: 30973768
Chan SS, Francavilla ML, Iyer RS, Rigsby CK, Hernanz-Schulman M. Clinical Decision Support: Practical Implementation at Two Pediatric Hospitals. Pediatr Radiol.. 2019 Apr; 49(4): 486-492. PMID:30923880
Francavilla ML. Learning, Teaching and Writing with Reference Managers. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Sep; 48(10):1393–1398.PMID: 30121795
White CL, Chauvin NA, Waryasz GR, March BT, Francavilla ML. MRI of Native Knee Cartilage Delamination Injuries. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Nov; 209 (5):W317-W321.PMID: 28834442
Francavilla ML, Restrepo R, Zamora KW, Sarode V, Swirsky SM, Mintz D. Meniscal Pathology in Children: Differences and Similarities with the Adult Meniscus. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Aug; 44(8):910-925. PMID: 25060615