Gynecologic Oncologist John E. Savage, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

John E. Savage, M.D.

John E. Savage, M.D.

Savage earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa. After completing his internship at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Savage returned to the University of Iowa for his residency and fellowship training.

Savage previously served on the faculty of the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota Medical School, as well as holding the position of director of gynecologic oncology at both St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He worked in private practice for more than 20 years.

Savage is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and the ABOG Division of Gynecologic Oncology.  He is a charter member of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society; a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American College of Surgeons; and a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Gynecologic Oncology Group.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.