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Savitz named director of Vascular Neurology Program at UTHealth

Savitz named director of Vascular Neurology Program at UTHealth

Sean Savitz, M.D., has centered his research on stem cell therapies for acute stroke.

HOUSTON – (Feb. 27, 2012) – Sean I. Savitz, M.D., associate professor of neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been named director of the Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Program at the UTHealth Medical School.

“Sean will bring great new ideas and leadership to the program while at the same time continuing its tradition of excellent clinical research and education,” said James C. Grotta, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology, co-director of Mischer Neuroscience Institute and founder of the Vascular Neurology Program.

Savitz has been co-director of the Vascular Neurology Program, director of Translational Stroke Research and director of the Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Fellowship Program since he arrived at UTHealth in 2007 from Harvard Medical School. In 2010, he received the UTHealth Medical School Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award.

“Sean has been director of the stroke fellowship program for several years and it has doubled in size and productivity under his direction. At the same time he has developed and funded the world’s leading translational research program in stem cell therapy for stroke,” Grotta said in his announcement.

Savitz graduated from Harvard University and received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Neurology Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Deborah Mann Lake
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