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Christopher Favilla, MD

Christopher Favilla, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Favilla is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2016
  • Vascular Neurology, 2018

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Nonruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Transient Ischemic Attack

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Florida
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Neurology, National American Heart Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Favilla is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Princeton HealthCare System: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Christopher G Favilla: Stroke and TIA Deconstructed The Curbsiders Podcast (164): 2019.

Johnston KC, Bruno A, Pauls Q, Hall CE, Barrett KM, Barsan W, Fansler A, Van de Bruinhorst K, Janis S, Durkalski-Mauldin VL; Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network and the SHINE Trial Investigators (Favilla CG listed as collaborator): Intensive vs Standard Treatment of Hyperglycemia and Functional Outcome in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: The SHINE Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA 322 (4): 326-335,2019.

Forti RM, Favilla CG, Cochran JM, Baker WB, Detre JA, Kasner SE, Mullen MT, Messé SR, Kofke WA, Balu R, Kung D, Pukenas BA, Sedora-Roman NI, Hurst RW, Choudhri OA, Mesquita RC, Yodh AG: Transcranial Optical Monitoring of Cerebral Hemodynamics in Acute Stroke Patients during Mechanical Thrombectomy J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 28 (6): 1483-1494,2019.

Favilla CG, Forti RM, Zamzam A, Detre JA, Mullen MT, Yodh AG, Kasner SE, Busch DR, Baker WB, Mesquita RC, Kung D, Messé SR: Perfusion Enhancement with Respiratory Impedance After Stroke (PERI-Stroke) Neurotherapeutics : 2019.

Mullen MT, Parthasarathy AB, Zandieh A, Baker WB, Mesquita RC, Loomis C, Torres J, Guo W, Favilla CG, Messé SR, Yodh AG, Detre JA, Kasner SE.: Cerebral Blood Flow Response During Bolus Normal Saline Infusion After Ischemic Stroke J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis : 2019.

Johnston SC, Easton JD, Farrant M, Barsan W, Conwit RA, Elm JJ, Kim AS, Lindblad AS, Palesch YY; Clinical Research Collaboration, Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network, and the POINT Investigators (Favilla CG cited as collaborator).: Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA N Engl J Med 379 (3): 215-225,2018.

Favilla CG, Forti R, Zamzam A, Detre JA, Yodh AG, Mullen MT, Kasner SE, Busch D, Baker W, Messe SR: Non-invasive Respiratory Impedance and Cerebral Perfusion in Acute Stroke Patients International Stroke Conference : 2018.

Favilla CG, Forti R, Zamzam A, Detre JA, Yodh AG, Mullen MT, Kasner SE, Busch D, Baker W, Messe SR: Optical monitoring of Cerebral Blood Flow during Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Healthy Adults International Stroke Conference : 2018.

Parthasarathy AB, Gannon KP, Baker WB, Favilla CG, Balu R, Kasner SE, Yodh AG, Detre JA, Mullen MT: Dynamic Autoregulation of Cerebral Blood Flow Measured Non-invasively with Fast Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 38 (2): 230-240,2018.

Favilla CG: Reopening the case for closing PFOs in stroke Brainwaves Podcast : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street, 3 West Gates Building

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 615-3727
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)