Christopher J. Farrell, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery

Christopher Farrell


909 Walnut Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Christopher J. Farrell, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery


Medical School

MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
BA, Haverford College, Haverford, PA


Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Attending Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School


Cranial Base Surgery, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, Memphis, TN


Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Expertise & Research Interests

Dr. Christopher Farrell is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery with expertise in the management of benign and malignant brain tumors such as meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, and glioblastoma. He specializes in approaching these tumors with minimally invasive techniques including endoscopic endonasal surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery (e.g., Gamma Knife). Dr. Farrell also maintains a very active clinical practice treating other neurologic disorders including Hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformations, Hemifacial Spasm, and Trigeminal Neuralgia. He also serves as associate program director for the Jefferson neurosurgery residency program.

Other Expertise

Trigeminal Neuralgia
Hemifacial Spasm
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
Chiari Malformation


Neurosurgery; Brain Tumors; Glioma; Low Grade Glioma; Glioblastoma; Meningioma; Brain Metastasis; Pituitary Adenoma; Acromegaly; Prolactinoma; Craniopharyngioma; Skull Base Surgery; Endoscopic; Minimally Invasive; Radiosurgery; Gamma Knife; Acoustic Neuroma; Pineal Tumor; Trigeminal Neuralgia; Hemifacial Spasm; Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia; Hydrocephalus; Chiari Malformation