Join us for an MIDP Forum 

"Innovation in the Academic and Startup Settings"



Brent Savoie, J.D., M.D.

Wednesday, November 30
Noon to 1 p.m. 
The Wond'ry Room 202

Dr. Savoie will discuss opportunities and challenges in health care innovation, comparing and contrasting models of innovation in the for-profit startup, non-profit startup and academic settings. He will be drawing on his experiences leading a non-profit organization in Guatemala, working for a for-profit start-up company, and in academic medicine.

Brent Savoie, J.D., M.D., is a fellow in Cardiothoracic Radiology at Vanderbilt. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, he worked at Evolent Health where he partnered with health systems in the design and implementation of IT-driven clinical effectiveness initiatives to improve population health outcomes. In 2002, he founded Primeros Pasos, an innovative health care program in rural Guatemala that provides rural communities with integrated clinical care, health education, and nutritional assistance.

Dr. Savoie has published on topics related to health law, quality and safety. He earned a M.D. and B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and also holds a J.D. with a concentration in health law from the University of Virginia where he was a Jefferson Scholar. Dr. Savoie was a Quality and Informatics Fellow and Resident Physician at Johns Hopkins where he completed his residency in diagnostic radiology.