Dr. Savells CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

KATHERINE L. SAVELLS, M.D., M.S., FAAP

EDUCATION

  • 1985 – 1989 B.S. Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
  • 1989 – 1991 M.S. – Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1991 – 1994 M.D. – University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky (Accepted into 2nd year with advance standing).

Post-Graduate Training

  • 1994 – 1997 Residency training – Department of Pediatrics School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Professional Pediatric Experiences

  • 8/1997-7/1998 General Pediatricain for the fast track at Kosair Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, Louisville, KY
  • 08/1998 – 07/2001 Pediatrician, The Best Kids, 217 Breckinridge Lane, Louisville,Kentucky.
  • 1/2001-6/2003 Medical Director of University Child Health Specialist-South, Louisville, KY
  • 1/2001-6/2003 Assistant Medical Director of Home of the Innocents (Pediatric Convalescent and Crisis Center), Louisville, KY
  • 1/2004-6/2005 Medical Director of Pediatric Hospitalist Services, Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, MD
  • 8/2005-5/2012 Medical Director of USA Children’s Medical Center, Mobile, AL
  • 8/2005-5/2012 Pediatrician USA Midtown Pediatrics, Mobile, AL
  • 5/1/2012 Pediatrician Mobile Pediatric Clinic, Mobile, AL

Specialty Boards and Certification

Board Certified Issue Date Expiration
American Board of Pediatrics 10/1997 Recertification 5/2011 12/2016

Awards and Honors

  • 1994 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 1994 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 1997 University Child Health Specialist Award, University of Louisville
  • 2008, 2012 Scarlet Sash Award, University of South Alabama (Teaching Award)

Memberships in Professional and Honorary Societies

  • 1994-current Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 1999-current Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2005-current Academic Pediatric Association
  • 2005-current Alabama Chapter of AAP
  • 2005-current Mobile Pediatric Society
  • 2008-2009 President of Mobile Pediatric Society

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Leadership and Committee Positions:

  • 2007-current Member of the Alabama Chapter of the AAP Breastfeeding Committee
  • 2007-2008 Chair of Children’s and Women’s Pediatrics and Neonatology Committee
  • 2008 President of Mobile Pediatric Society
  • 1/08-12/2009 President Elect/Secretary Children’s and Women’s Medical Executive Committee
  • 4/09,4/10 Physician advisor for Maxim Health Care
  • 1/10-12/2011 President of Children’s and Women’s Medical Executive Committee

Community Service

  • 2007-2008 Board Member of Adoption Rocks
  • 2008 Invited to speak at Alabama Traffic and Highway Safety Meeting resulted in providing information regarding booster seats at traffic stops by highway patrol
  • 2008 USA Kids EXPO – Developed/Promoted a children’s safety and health exposition
  • 2009-2010 Student shadowing program for USA DREAM program
  • 2011 Presenter at the USA Alpha Epsilon Delta

PRESENTATIONS – CLINICAL

  • Ricke T, Mancao M, Savells K, Martino A. An unusual cause of gait disturbance in a child. Southern Society of Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 2007.
  • Christopher S Burress DO, Katherine Savells MD. Neurofibromatosis Type II: An Unusual Presentation. Southern Society of Pediatric Research, Feb. 2008
  • N. Monagi, MD, K Savells, MD. Chronic Sore Throat Leads to Diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis, Southern Society of Pediatric Research
  • S. Chandra, MD, S. Falcos, K. Savells, MD. Rare Cause of Hypertensive Encephalopathy, Southern Society of Pediatric Research. 2008
  • Invited poster presentation for National AAP meeting Oct. 2008 for CATCH grant recipients
  • Duvic, M., Cauley, TN, Savells, K, LARYNGEAL PAPILLOMATOSIS. Southern Society of Pediatric Research February 2011
  • Syed, SA, Savells, K, Martinez, J UNUSUAL CASE OF THROMBOCYTOPENIA WITH TERMINAL 1Q DELETION, Southern Society of Pediatric Research February 2011
  • McIntosh R, Savells, KL CAR BOOSTER SEAT STUDY IN CHILDREN IN GULF COAST AREA., Feb Southern Society of Pediatric Research February 2011

Journal Publications

  1. Tracy L. Ricke, MD, Mancao, MD, Katherine L. Savells, MD, and Anthony M. Martino, MD An Unusual Cause for Gait Disturbance in a Child. Clinical Pediatrics. Sept. 2008; Vol. 47, No. 7: 711-714.

Abstracts

  1. Savells KL, Schweitzer L. Development of the Projections Between Inferior Colliculus and the Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus of the Hamster. Anat. Rec. 229:79A.
  2. Ricke T, Mancao M, Savells K, Martino A. An unusual cause of gait disturbance in a child. J Invest Med 2007
  3. Christopher S Burress DO, Katherine Savells MD. Neurofibromatosis Type II: An Unusual Presentation. Journal of Investigative Medicine January 2008, Vol. 56, No.1.
  4. N. Monagi, MD, K Savells, MD. Chronic Sore Throat Leads to Diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis, Journal of Investigative Medicine January 2008, Vol. 56,No. 1.
  5. S. Chandra, MD, S. Falcos, K. Savells, MD. Rare Cause of Hypertensive Encephalopathy, Journal of Investigative Medicine, January 2008, Vol. 56, No. 1.
  6. Swingle, H, Savells, K PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING OF PARENTS WITH CHILDREN RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. Journal of Investigative Medicine January 2009, Vol. 57, No. 1
  7. Cauley, TN, Savells, K DIFFICULTIES IN DIAGNOSIS IN NONVERBAL, NONAMBULATORY CEREBRAL PALSY PATIENTS. Journal of Investigative Medicine January 2009, Vol. 57, No. 1
  8. Kency, F, Savells, K, M.D. GULF COAST INFANT SLEEP STUDY. Journal of Investigative Medicine, February 2010, Vol. 58, No. 2.
  9. Duvic, M., Cauley, TN, Savells, K, LARYNGEAL PAPILLOMATOSIS. Journal of Investigative Medicine, February 2011, Vol. 59, No. 2
  10. Syed, SA, Savells, K, Martinez, J UNUSUAL CASE OF THROMBOCYTOPENIA WITH TERMINAL 1Q DELETION, Journal of Investigative Medicine, February 2011, Vol. 59, No. 2.
  11. McIntosh R, Savells, KL CAR BOOSTER SEAT STUDY IN CHILDREN IN GULF COAST AREA. Journal of Investigative Medicine, February 2011, Vol. 59, No. 2.
  12. Syed, SA, Savells, K, THOROUGH HISTORY AND PHYSICAL IN RESIDENT CONTINUITY CLINIC LEADS TO A SURPRISING DIAGNOSIS. Journal of Investigative Medicine, February 2011, Vol. 59, No. 2.
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