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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
Internship - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
Undergraduate - Columbia University
New York, NY USA
- 2018 - Director, Cardiothoracic Surgical Services, Cleveland Clinic/Martin Health, Stuart, Florida
- 2014-2018 Center Director, Heart and Vascular Institute, Clevalnd Clinic Florida
- 2005-2008 Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Services St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
- 2001-2005 Associate Professor of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery Rush Medical College, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
- 1999-2005 Chairman, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Surgery, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (The New Cook County Hospital), Chicago, Illinois
- Thoracic Surgery
heart failure surgery, lung cancer, mitral valve repair, minimally invasive valve surgery, Robotic chest surgery
Awards & Honors
- 2000 Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (2nd Ed.)
- 2001 Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (3rd Ed.)
- 2002 Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (4th Ed.)
- 2004 Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (2004-2005 ed.)
- 2007 Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (2007 ed.)
- 2008 Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (2008 ed.)
- 2013 Best Doctor, Top 1% in Nation, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, U.S. News and World Report
- 2015 Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (2015 ed.)
- American College of Surgeons
- European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Society of Thoracic Surgeon
- Southern Thoracic Surgical Society
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 2/16/2020, Dr. Savage has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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