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Savoie named chief of Radiology’s Cardiothoracic Imaging Section

May. 15, 2018, 10:03 AM

by Krystyna Barnard

Brent Savoie, MD, JD, assistant professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been named chief of the Department of Radiology’s Cardiothoracic Imaging Section.

Brent Savoie, MD, JD

As section chief, Savoie will provide overall leadership to the Cardiothoracic Imaging Section and will represent the section in department section head and interdepartmental meetings. He will be responsible for identifying strategic priorities for the section, monitoring key performance indicators and executing strategies to meet quality improvement operational goals.

“I’m very happy to be working with a terrific group of colleagues who are all committed to patient care and education,” Savoie said. “It’s an exciting time for the Cardiothoracic Imaging Section as we’re seeing significant growth in coronary CTA imaging, lung cancer screening, and new dual energy imaging techniques. I’m looking forward to exploring ways we can incorporate emerging technologies into our work to better serve patients, meet the needs of our referring providers and improve our work environment.”

Savoie succeeds Adam Guttentag, MD, associatepProfessor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences, in his new role. Guttentag completed a three-year term as section chief, and will remain a faculty member in the department and Cardiothoracic Imaging Section.

“I would like to thank Dr. Guttentag for his service, and to welcome Dr. Savoie into his new role,” said Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

Savoie earned his JD from University of Virginia School of Law, and his MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his radiology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his fellowship in cardiothoracic imaging at VUMC. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2017. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and American Medical Association.

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