Primary Practice Location:University Hospital 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216
Appointments: (888) 815-2005
Areas of Practice: Newborn Services
Dr. Renate Savich, Professor of Pediatrics, is the Chief, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi starting in November 2014. She is also on the Steering Committee of the newly organized Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a joint effort of neonatologists and obstetricians in Mississippi to improve perinatal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. She is excited to be at the University of Mississippi to continue her active involvement in clinical care, education and research. She was previously a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM where she served as Division Chief of Neonatology for many years and as the Fellowship Program Director for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She received an M.D. degree at the Northwestern University School of Medicine, in 1982 and completed a pediatrics residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital, before her fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine from 1985-88 at the University of California, San Francisco. A fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, Savich is currently the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, representing over 6000 neonatologists in the US. She is also a member of the editorial board of NeoReviews, and is the Chair of the Planning Committee for NeoPrep 2016. Dr. Savich has extensive involvement in neonatal Global Health, teaching in China, Mexico, Ethiopia and Indonesia. She is on the steering committee for Helping Babies Breathe/Helping Babies Survive and has recently been appointed as the AAP Liaison to Ethiopia for the Saving 100K Newborns Initiative. She also has significant national experience in using simulation training to improve neonatal care.