Michael Francavilla, MD

Michael Francavilla, MD
Attending Radiologist
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Dr. Francavilla is an Attending Radiologist within the Division of Body Imaging, Director of Radiology Informatics, and Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Medical Degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida, where he was Chief Resident, and a Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds board certification in Clinical Informatics and Diagnostic Radiology with a subspecialty certificate in Pediatric Radiology.

Dr. Francavilla is a member of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology Commission on Human Resources, American Medical Association, Radiological Society of North America, and Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.

Dr. Francavilla is actively engaged in research in pediatric musculoskeletal disease, particularly axial spondyloarthritis. Additional research projects include imaging clinical decision support (CDS) and tools to increase radiologist productivity.

Publication Highlights

  1. White CL, Chauvin NA, Waryasz GR, March BT, and Francavilla ML (2017 Nov). MRI of Native Knee Cartilage Delamination Injuries. American Journal of Roentgenology, 209 (5).
  2. Francavilla ML (2018 Sep). Learning, Teaching and Writing with Reference Managers. Pediatric Radiology, 48 (10): 1393–1398.
  3. 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.
  4. Chauvin NA, Xiao R, Brandon TG, Biko DM, Francavilla ML, Khrichenko D, and Weiss PF (2019 Jun). MRI of the Sacroiliac Joint in Healthy Children. American Journal of Roentgenology, 212 (6).
  5. Francavilla ML, Restrepo R, Zamora KW, Sarode V, Swirsky SM, Mintz D (2014 Aug). Meniscal Pathology in Children: Differences and Similarities with the Adult Meniscus. Pediatric Radiology, 44 (8): 910–925.

Research Focus: Emergency Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Clinical and Imaging Informatics

External Links


  • Department of Biomedical Informatics
Research Focus: 
Emergency Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging