Scott Faro, MD

Professor of Radiology
Director, Division of Neuroradiology/Head & Neck Imaging



132 South 10th Street
1087 Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Scott Faro, MD

Professor of Radiology
Director, Division of Neuroradiology/Head & Neck Imaging


Medical School

UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Christiana Care Health System


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


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Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology

Hospital Appointment

Active Medical Staff (2019)

About Dr. Faro

Dr. Faro is currently a professor of Radiology and Director of the division of Neuroradiology and ENT, Neuroradiology Research and Functional Neuroradiology at Thomas Jefferson University.  Prior to joining the radiology department at Jefferson he was a professor of Radiology at Johns Hopkins, Temple and Drexel Universities. Dr. Faro is also a professor of Biomedical, Electrical and Computer Science Engineering at Temple University. 

Dr. Faro was a founder and past president of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR).  Dr. Faro maintains an active role in both the ASFNR and the American Society of Neuroradiology.  He was chair of the ASFNR CPT committee that was instrumental in proposing and directing a 3 year CPT approval process for 3 new national CPT codes to perform clinical fMRI.  For these societies he developed and continues to run workshops on the acquisition, data processing and interpretation of Clinical BOLD fMRI. These workshops train MD’s and Ph D’s from all over the world. Dr. Faro’s academic background also includes: vice chair of Radiology, director of neuroradiology and director of the MR physics laboratories at both Drexel and Temple Universities. Dr. Faro’s research focus is translational quantitative MR neuroimaging of BOLD fMRI and DTI of the brain and Spine. His research laboratories have trained medical students, residents, and fellows in cutting edge MR techniques and M.S. and PhD students from Biomedical and Electrical engineering to become the next generation of MR physicists. 

Dr. Faro is on the editorial board and a reviewer for many prestigious scientific journals.  He has produced over 350 peer reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters and has been PI or Co-PI on 18 grants. Dr. Faro and his Jefferson colleague, Dr. Feroze Mohamed, have produced 4 text books including an acclaimed comprehensive 65 chapter text entitled, “Functional Neuroradiology: Principles and clinical applications” which will be in its second edition available in the summer of 2021.

Other Publications
  • Black DF, Vachha B, Mian A, *Faro SH, Maheshwari M, Sair HI, Petrella JR, Pillai JJ, Welker K. American Society of Functional Neuroradiology–Recommended fMRI Paradigm Algorithms for Presurgical Language Assessment. Am J of Neuroradiology.  2017 as 10.3174/ajnr.A5345. 
  • Saksena S, Alizadeh M, Middleton D, Conklin CJ, Krisa L, Mulcahey MJ, Mohamed FB, Faro SH. Characterization of Spinal Cord DTI Metrics in Clinically Asymptomatic Pediatric Subjects with Incidental Congenital Lesions. Spinal Cord Series and Cases. 2018; 4:41 (online
  • Alizadeh M, Fisher J, Saksena S, Sultan Y, Conklin CJ, Middleton DM, Krisa L, Finsterbusch J, Flanders AE, *Faro SH, Mulcahey MJ, Mohamed FB. Age Related Diffusion and Tractography Changes in Typically Developing Pediatric Cervical and Thoracic Spinal Cord.  NeuroImage: Clinical. 2018 18:784-794.  
  • Gordon NJ, Mohamed FB, Platek SM, Ahmad H, Williams MJ, Faro SH. The effectiveness of fMRI Data when Combined with Polygraph Data. European Polygraph. 2018: 12 (1), 19-25. DOI: 10.2478/ep-2018-0002.
  • D’Sa A, Alvin M, Javed S, Faro S, X, Brody R, Nadgir. Imaging Features of Vertebral Artery Fenestration. Neuroradiology 2020:62,587-592.