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Christopher G Favilla, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Non-Invasive Cerebral Hemodynamic Evaluation (NICHE) Center
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street, 3 West Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 2156153727
Fax: 2153495579
University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
University of Florida College of Medicine, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania , 2009-2010.
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013.
Resident in Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2016.
Fellow in Vascular Neurology , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2017.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2016.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Vascular Neurology, 2018.
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Selected Publications

Favilla CG, Baird GL, Grama K, Konecky S, Carter S, Smith W, Gitlevich R, Lebron-Cruz A, Yodh AG, McTaggert RA: Portable Cerebral Blood Flow Monitor to Detect Large Vessel Occlusion in Suspected Stroke Patients. MedRxiv December 2023 Notes: doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.12.14.23299992.

Favilla CG, Carter S, Hartl B, Gitlevich R, Mullen MT, Yodh AG, Baker WB, Konecky S: Validation of the Openwater wearable optical system: cerebral hemodynamic monitoring during a breath hold maneuver. MedRxiv October 2023 Notes: doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.10.11.23296612.

Favilla CG, Forti RM, Carter S, Kofke WA, Kasner SE, Baker WB, Yodh AG, Messé SR, Cummings S, Kung DK, Burkhardt JK, Choudhri OA, Pukenas B, Srinivasan VM, Hurst RW, Detre JA: Microvascular Reperfusion during Endovascular Therapy: the Balance of Supply and Demand. J Neurointerv Surg October, online ahead of print 2023.

Patel K, Taneja K, Wolfe J, Oak S, Favilla C, Siegler JE.: Factors associated with discharge against medical advice among acute stroke patients: Analysis of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. Cerebrovasc Dis September, Online ahead of print 2023.

Sarraj A, Hassan AE, Abraham MG, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Kasner SE, Hussain MS, Chen M, Blackburn S, Sitton CW, Churilov L, Sundararajan S, Hu YC, Herial NA, Jabbour P, Gibson D, Wallace AN, Arenillas JF, Tsai JP, Budzik RF, Hicks WJ, Kozak O, Yan B, Cordato DJ, Manning NW, Parsons MW, Hanel RA, Aghaebrahim AN, Wu TY, Cardona-Portela P, Pérez de la Ossa N, Schaafsma JD, Blasco J, Sangha N, Warach S, Gandhi CD, Kleinig TJ, Sahlein D, Elijovich L, Tekle W, Samaniego EA, Maali L, Abdulrazzak MA, Psychogios MN, Shuaib A, Pujara DK, Shaker F, Johns H, Sharma G, Yogendrakumar V, Ng FC, Rahbar MH, Cai C, Lavori P, Hamilton S, Nguyen T, Fifi JT, Davis S, Wechsler L, Pereira VM, Lansberg MG, Hill MD, Grotta JC, Ribo M, Campbell BC, Albers GW; SELECT2 Investigators.: Trial of Endovascular Thrombectomy for Large Ischemic Strokes. N Eng J Med 388(14): 1259-1271, 2023.

Samaniego EA, Boltze J, Lyden PD, Hill MD, Campbell B, Sampaio Silva G, Sheth KN, Fisher M, Hillis AE, Nguyen TN, Carone D, Favilla CG, Deljkich E, Albers GW, Heit JJ, Lansberg MG; XIIth Stroke Treatment Academic Industry Roundtable: Priorities for Advancements in Neuroimaging in the Diagnostic Workup of Acute Stroke. Stroke 54(12): 3190-3201, 2023.

Favilla CG, Carter SC, Atluri P, Reehal N, Genuardi MV.: Noninvasive finger plethysmography for continuous blood pressure monitoring in patients with left ventricular assist device. Artif Organs online ahead of print, 2023.

Rothstein A, Zhang Y, Briggs AQ, Bernard MA, Shao Y, Favilla C, Sloane K, Witsch J, Masurkar AV.: Impact of white matter hyperintensities on subjective cognitive decline phenotype in a diverse cohort of cognitively normal older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 38(6): e5948, 2023.

Favilla CG, Mullen MT, Kahn F, Rasheed ID, Messe SR, Parthasarathy AB, Yodh AG.: Dynamic cerebral autoregulation measured by diffuse correlation spectroscopy. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 43(8): 1317-1327, 2023.

Shakibajahromi B, Kasner SE, Schmitt C, Favilla CG.: Anticoagulation under-utilization in atrial fibrillation patients is responsible for a large proportion of strokes requiring endovascular therapy. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 32(3), 2023.

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