Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL


Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)


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

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Departments and Services




Topiol ES, Minarich LA, Williams CA, Zori RT, Kays DW, Haller MG=J: Diabetes mellitus and congenital diaphragmatic hernia: coincidence or concurrent etiology? International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology 21(1): doi: 10.1186, Jul 2012 Notes: Topiol ES (maiden name). online pub.

Posters and Presentations


Favilla E, Jacobwitz M, Tiang K, Patel A, Licht D, Giglia T. McGuire J, Beslow L: Neurologic sequelae of infective endocarditis in children. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA May 2019 Notes: Poster presentation.

Favilla E, Griffis H, Waldron A, Daniels K, Dori Y, O'Byrne M, Gillespie M, Fogel M, Harris M, Biko D, Rome J, Whitehead K, Glatz A: Acute post-operative clinical outcomes in single ventricle patients undergoing the Fontan operation following systemic to pulmonary arterial collateral embolization. CHOP Cardiology Update Conference 2019: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions, Philadelphia, PA Feb 2019 Notes: Scientific Abstract Podium Presentation.


Glatz A, Favilla E, Waldron A, Daniels K, Dori Y, O'Byrne M, Gillespie M, Fogel M, Harris M, Biko D, Rome J, Whitehead K: Acute Efficacy, durability, and effects on post-Fontan clinical outcomes of arterial collateral embolization in single ventricle patients with superior cavopulmonary connections: a prospective observational study. American Heart Association Scientific Session, Chicago, IL Nov 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Awards and Honors

2022, Main Line Today Top Docs, Pediatric Cardiology
2019, Ann Newman Fellowship Award for Clinical Excellence, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2017, Honor Society Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
2014, SEEDS Recognition Award, St. Christopher's for Children
2013, Children Oncology Award, University of Florida
2011, University of Florida COM Award for International Service, University of Florida
2011, Susan O. Rassmusen Scholarship, University of Florida
2010, Lawrence M. Goodman Fellowship Award, University of Florida
2008-2010, Merage Foundation Fellowship, University of Miami
2005-2008, Dean's List, University of Miami
2005-2008, Dickinson Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of Miami

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019-present, Contributor, Cardiology Fellowship Survival Guide
2019-present, Curriculum Development Committee
2019-present, Orientation Committee

Leadership and Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics