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Dr. Savino is multi-board certified and is recognized as an innovative leader in the specialty of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. After completing his residency training in General Surgery at New York Medical College he joined the faculty at the Westchester Medical Center in 1981. During his tenure he has been Director of the Burn Center, Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Program Director of the General Surgery Residency and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Programs, and Director of Surgery. His areas of expertise and research have included: open management of the septic abdomen, preoperative assessment of the high risk surgical patients, management of necrotizing pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and complications of the hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal tract. Since 2001, he has recruited a vibrant team of surgeons and expanded programs at the Medical Center, specifically, the Surgical Simulation Laboratory, Robotic Surgery, Cardiac, Liver and Kidney Transplantation, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery.

He is a member of prestigious national and international medical and surgical organizations, and has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Critical Care Medicine. He has authored over 150 publications, book chapters and presentations in his areas of interest and has proudly educated many outstanding surgeons in his career. He recently in 2010 also assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Medical Operations at the Westchester Medical Center.

‌John A. Savino, M.D.
The Felicien Steichen Professor and Chairman
New York Medical College
SVP, Medical Operations
Westchester Medical Center

Department of Surgery - 1S-B64
40 Sunshine Cottage Rd.
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 594-2050
Fax: (914) 594-2051
Email: john_savino@nymc.edu