Leader in Medicine

Michael Savin


The American Health Council recently named Michael Savin, MD as Best in Medicine for his outstanding contributions to the medical field during an impressive 40-year career in the healthcare industry. As the Clinical Medical Director and Assistant Professor of Medicine at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Dr. Savin uses his clinical acumen to ensure that patients receive high-quality care. Throughout his career, Dr. Savin has garnered comprehensive skills in hematology and medical oncology through education, research and practice, making him an esteemed member of the medical field.

Bearing a passion to help others, Dr. Savin enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. After intensive training and education, he earned a Medical Degree from the institution in 1969 with expertise in hematology and medical oncology, and immediately immersed himself in the medical field. His devotion to his career, his leadership and his ability to focus on myriad tasks led to a prosperous and fruitful career. As a board-certified physician by the Board Certification of Internal Medicine, Dr. Savin has provided optimal care and medical services to his patients throughout his career.

An accomplished physician, Dr. Savin’s professional repertoire contains numerous accolades that spotlight his passion and dedication for his career. He received the Golden Flea Award in 1982 for excellence in academic teaching and dedication to outstanding patient care from the Department of Medicine House Staff of Eastern Virginia Medical School and the Hands and Heart Award from the Administrator of Veterans Affairs in 1985. He was named on D Magazine’s “Best Doctors in Dallas” list for oncology in 1992, and later earned a spot on the list for eight consecutive years from 2001 to 2009; he was also named a “Texas Super Doctor” by the Texas Monthly Magazine from 2004 to 2007. His extraordinary proficiency in research and education earned him the Texas Medical’s Teaching Award for eight years from 2001 to 2009.

To evolve with current breakthroughs in the medical field — and to share his exhaustive knowledge — Dr. Savin is a member of several associations, including the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society of Experimental Hematology, the American Society for Microbiology, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Dallas County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Society of Medical Oncology. Dr. Savin continuously shares his research with fellow medical experts through these associations as he has co-authored over 27 peer-reviewed original research papers, five book chapters, and over 38 medical abstracts.

In his free time, Dr. Savin enjoys playing the guitar and expanding his skills on the instrument. His nurturing demeanor shines through his work with local homeless shelters and cancer centers. With a booming career at hand, Dr. Savin plans to maintain his success by educating the next generation of physicians. He plans to mentor and influence young doctors to improve the overall health and well-being of the population.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University

  • OHSU is the only academic health center in Oregon, but are also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences.
  • Based in Portland, they have 16,000 employees, operate the top-ranked adult and children’s hospitals in Oregon, and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon’s most vulnerable populations.

Source: OHSU

Clinical Medical Director at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

  • The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute became Oregon’s only NCI-designated cancer center in 1997.
  • The institute is known internationally for its leadership in fighting cancer at the molecular level.