Michael Francavilla, MD

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Michael Francavilla, MD, is a pediatric radiologist in the Department of Radiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL


Internal Medicine - University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, AL


Diagnostic Radiology - Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL (Chief Resident)


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

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Radiologist

Departments and Services




Chan SS, Francavilla ML, Iyer RS, Rigsby CK, Hernanz-Schulman M (2019 Apr). Clinical Decision Support: Practical Implementation at Two Pediatric Hospitals. Pediatric Radiology, 49 (4): 486-492. Doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4322-6. PMID: 30923880. Electronically published: 2019 Mar 29.

Chan SS, Francavilla ML, Iyer RS, Rigsby CK, Kurth D, Karmazyn BK (2019 Apr). Clinical Decision Support: The Role of ACR Appropriateness Criteria. Pediatric Radiology, 49 (4): 479-485. Doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4298-2. PMID: 30923879. Electronically published: 2019 Mar 29.


“Radiologist Manpower Considerations and ‘Imaging 3.0’; Effort Planning for Value-Based Imaging.” A Norbash; E Bluth; CI Lee; M Francavilla; M Donner III; SC Dutton; M Heilbrun; G McGinty. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2014 Oct 1;11(10):953–8.

“Meniscal pathology in children: differences and similarities with the adult meniscus.” M Francavilla; K Watts; V Sarode; S Swirsky; D Mintz; R Restrepo. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Aug;44(8):910–25.

Posters and Presentations


"Diffusion tensor imaging of vastus muscle injury in children: preliminary data.” M Francavilla; MA Bedoya; D Jaramillo. Oral paper presentation at the 2015 meeting of The Society for Pediatric Radiology


“The Radiology Toolbox: Software to improve workflow, resident education, and report quality.”M Francavilla; C Nguyen; K Liaw. 2014 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America

“Facilitating on-call Radiology resident feedback with the Radiology Toolbox.” M Francavilla; C Nguyen. 2014 annual meeting of the American College of Radiology

Awards and Honors

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

2013, 9th Annual Douglas N. Hornsby, M.D. Leadership Award awarded by the Florida Radiological Society

2011, Resident of the Year awarded by the Florida Radiological Society

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015-present, Society for Pediatric Radiology

 - 2015-present, Public Policy Committee

 - 2015-present, Informatics Committee

2013-present, American College of Radiology Commission on Human Resources

American Medical Association

Radiological Society of North America

Society for Pediatric Radiology

Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine