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Michael L. McGarvey, MD

Michael L. McGarvey, MD Physician

Director, Intra-Operative Monitoring Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. McGarvey is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2000
  • Vascular Neurology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Botox for Migraines
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Headache
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Testing
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Neuralgia)
  • Flaccid Hemiplegia
  • Headache
  • Headache Associated With Sexual Activity
  • Hemineglect
  • Hemiparesis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hypnic Headache
  • Leg Weakness
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Nonruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Paraplegia
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • Primary Exercise Headache
  • Primary Thunderclap Headache
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sports Concussion
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Suna Headache
  • Sunct Headache
  • Tetraplegia
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Vertigo
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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: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Neurology, National American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, National American Heart Association, National American Stroke Association, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Neurologic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. McGarvey is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • 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.


Selected Publications:

Foley, AR. Menezes, MP. Pandraud, A. Gonzalez, MA. Al-Odaib, A. Abrams, AJ. Sugano, K. Yonezawa, A. Manzur, AY. Burns, J. Hughes, I. McCullagh, BG. Jungbluth, H. Lim, MJ. Lin, JP. Megarbane, A. Urtizberea, JA. Shah, AH. Antony, J. Webster, R. Broomfield, A. Ng, J. Mathew, AA. O'Byrne, JJ. Forman, E. Scoto, M. Prasad, M. O'Brien, K. Olpin, S. Oppenheim, M. Hargreaves, I. Land, JM. Wang, MX. Carpenter, K. Horvath, R. Straub, V. Lek, M. Gold, W. Farrell, MO. Brandner, S. Phadke, R. Matsubara, K. McGarvey, ML. Scherer, SS. Baxter, PS. King, MD. Clayton, P. Rahman, S. Reilly, MM. Ouvrier, RA. Christodoulou, J. Zuchner, S. Muntoni, F. Houlden, H.: Treatable childhood neuronopathy caused by mutations in riboflavin transporter RFVT2 Brain 137 : 44-56,2014.

Messe, SR. McGarvey, ML. Bavaria, JE. Pochettino, A. Szeto, WY. Cheung, AT. Leitner, E. Miller, SW. Kasner, SE.: A Pilot Study of Darbepoetin Alfa for Prophylactic Neuroprotection in Aortic Surgery Neurocrit Care : 2012.

Ullery BW, McGarvey M, Cheung AT, et al.: Vascular distribution of stroke and its relationship to perioperative mortality and neurologic outcome after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Journal of vascular surgery 56 : 1510-7,2012.

Becker DA, McGarvey ML, Rojvirat C, Bavaria JE, Messe SR.: Predictors of Outcome in Patients with Spinal Cord Ischemia after Open Aortic Repair. Neurocritical care : 2012.

Ullery Brant W, Cheung Albert T, McGarvey Michael L, Jackson Benjamin M, Wang Grace J: Reversal of delayed-onset paraparesis after revision thoracic endovascular aortic repair for ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm. Annals of vascular surgery 25 (6): 840.e19-23,2011.

Siman R, Toraskar N, Dang A, McNeil E, McGarvey M, Plaum J, Maloney E, Grady MS: A Panel of Neuron-enriched Proteins as Markers for Traumatic Brain Injury in Humans Journal of Neurotrauma 26 (11): 1867-77,2009.

Hecker JG, Sundram H, Zou S, Praestgaard A, Bavaria JE, Ramchandren S, McGarvey M: Heat Shock Proteins HSP70 and HSP27 in the Cerebral Spinal Fluid of Patients Undergoing Thoracic Aneurysm Repair Correlate with the Probability of Postoperative Paralysis Cell Stress Chaperones 13 (4): 435-446,2008.

Szeto WY, McGarvey M, Pochettino A, Moser GW, Hoboken A, Cornelius K, Woo EY, Carpenter JP, Fairman RM, Bavaria JE: Results of a New Surgical Paradigm: Endovascular Repair for Acute Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection Ann Thorac Surg. : 2008.

Ranalli NJ, Kline DG, McGarvey ML, Boulis NM, Zager EL: Clinical Problem-Solving: Brachial Plexus Closed Injury and Reconstruction Neurosurgery 62 (6): 1330-8,2008.

Siman R, Roberts VL, McNeil E, Dang A, Bavaria JE, Ramchandren S, McGarvey M: Biomarker Evidence for Mild Central Nervous System Injury after Surgically-induced Circulation Arrest Brain Research 1213 : 1-11,2008.

Academic Contact Info

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce St.
3 West Gates

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4892
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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