J. Christopher Davis, MD

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J. Christopher Davis, MD, is an attending radiologist with the Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN


Preliminary Medicine - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN


Diagnostic Radiology - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


Pediatric Radiology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology – American Board of Radiology
Pediatric Radiology – American Board of Radiology

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Radiologist

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Lisa J. States MD, J. Christopher Davis MD, Steven M. Hamel BSE, Susan A. Becker RN, Hongming Zhuang MD, PhD: 18F-FDOPA PET/CT Imaging of Congenital Hyperinsulinism. Journal of Nuclear Medicine July 2021 Notes: DOI: https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.120.246033.

Ramirez Suarez, Karen; Barrera, Christian; Otero Hansel; Biko, David; States, Lisa; Servaes, Sabah; Davis, James; Piccione, Joseph; Rapp, Jordan.: Pilot Study for comparative assessment of Dual-energy CT and SPECT-CT V/Q scanning for lung perfusion evaluation in infants. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2022 Mar;57(3):702-710. doi: 10.1002/ppul.25788. Epub 2021 Dec 27.


Davis JC, Daw NC, Navid F, Billups CA, Wu J, Bahrami A, Jenkins JJ, Snyder SE, Reddick WE, Santana VM, McCarville MB, Guo J, Shulkin BL: 18F-FDG Uptake During Early Adjuvant Chemotherapy Predicts Histologic Response in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients with Osteosarcoma. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 59(1): 25-30, January 2018 Notes: doi: 10.2967/jnumed.117.190595.


Harris SM, Davis JC, Snyder SE, Butch ER, Vavere AL, Kocak M, Shulkin BL: Evaluation of the biodistribution of 11C-methionine in children and young adults. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 54(11): 1902-8, November 2013 Notes: doi: 10.2967/jnumed.112.118125.


Dong, H. W., Davis, J. C., Ding, S., Nai, Q., Zhou, F. M., & Ennis, M: Expression of transient receptor potential (TRP) channel mRNAs in the mouse olfactory bulb. Neuroscience Letters 524(1): 49-54, August 2012 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2012.07.013.


Mu, Q., Yang, L., Davis, J. C., Vankayala, R., Hwang, K. C., Zhao, J., & Yan, B: Biocompatibility of polymer grafted core/shell iron/carbon nanoparticles. Biomaterials 31(19): 5083-90, July 2010 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.03.020.



Kaplan SL, Sotardi S, Francavilla ML, Dennis RA, Davis JC, Schwartz ES. : Triage of overnight neuro MR imaging requests.  European Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting,Marseille, France. June 2022.


Gillman JA, Davis JC, States LJ.: Gastrointestinal involvement of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) and the utility of 18F-FDG positron emission tomography. International Pediatric Radiology Congress. Rome, Italy.  October 2021.

Posters and Presentations


El-Ali AM, Davis JC, Otero HJ, Biko DM, Rapp J: Tracheobronchomalacia on Dynamic Airway CT: Interreader reliability. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course, Miami, FL May 2020 Notes: Podium presentation (Virtual).


Davis JC, Servaes S, Nevo E, States LJ: Dose Reduction in PET/MRI in Young Pediatric Patients Under 5 years of Age. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course, Miami, FL May 2020 Notes: Podium presentation (Virtual).

Invited Lectures


Davis, JC. "Pediatric Soft Tissue Masses." Addis Ababa University, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dec 2021.


Davis, JC. "Pulmonary SPECT/CT: Pediatric Applications," Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Virtual Edition (Virtual due to COVID-19). Jul 2020.

Davis, JC. "Dose Reduction in PET/MRI in Young Pediatric Patients Under 5 years of Age," Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL (Cancelled due to COVID-19). May 2020.

Awards and Honors

2019, Alavi-Manell Publication Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
2017, Award for Best Case, Neuroradiology, American Institute of Radiologic Pathology

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2015-present, Radiological Society of North America


2020-present, Society for Pediatric Radiology
 - 2020-present, Nuclear Medicine Committee
 - 2020-present, Oncology Committee
2018-present, American Society of Neuroradiology
2017-present, American Roentgen Ray Society