A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Favaro received his MD and Ph.D. from The Medical University of South Carolina following an eight-year dual degree program. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society during his time in medical school. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, TX, and his fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Favaro is board certified in both Medical Oncology and Hematology.
Dr. Favaro’s research experience includes basic science work in viral replication and tumor cell growth, as well as clinical research, focused on the development of new treatment for cancer. He has written a Ph.D. dissertation, co-authored a book on pharmacology, and been an author on multiple publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Favaro is a principal investigator on several clinical trials currently open in his practice.
Charlotte Magazine has named Dr. Favaro one of the Top Doctors in Hematology/Oncology. His professional interests include clinical care of patients with cancer and blood disorders. He has served on multiple advisory boards as well as served as a discussant in continuing medical education videos for Research to Practice. He also develops and participants in continuing medical education programs and serves as expert witness in medical malpractice cases.
Dr. Favaro believes that physician-owned practices are best suited to offer patient-oriented, efficient care. Physician autonomy improves the value of the care delivered and leads to greater patient satisfaction.
Outside of the clinical setting, Dr. Favaro has a strong interest in health care policy. He has served on the board of Community Oncology Alliance and has lobbied in Washington, DC on behalf of community oncology. Dr. Favaro led in the development of the first local chapter of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) and he has served as president of the North Carolina Oncology Association. Dr. Favaro has spoken at support group meetings for patients with colon cancer and multiple myeloma and has participated in local fundraising races for cancer.
Dr. Favaro is married with two children and enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with his family.