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Eric Savitsky, MD: Founder & Executive Director
UCLA Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Director of Trauma Services and Education, Eric Savitsky, M.D. is the Founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Center for International Medicine (CIM).

An innovative educator and inventor, Dr. Savitsky has developed multiple patent-pending inventions in the medical training and health technology sector. He is a leading medical educator and clinician, serves on the advisory boards of UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT) and Business for Diplomatic Action, and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Dr. Savitsky received a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Florida and completed his residency and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UCLA. He received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Russian from the University of Florida and is conversant in English, Russian, Farsi, and Spanish.

Some of Dr. Savitsky’s honors include:
  • Winner of the UCLA Award for Excellence in Education - 2007
  • Finalist Nominee, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine’s Best Innovation in Emergency Medicine Education- 2006
  • Shanghai Emergency Medicine Society’s Outstanding Contributions to Emergency Education - 2004
  • National Training Institute/Egyptian Ministry of Health’s Outstanding Contributions in International Medical Education - 2003, 2004
  • Bali International Medical Center’s Outstanding Contributions in Medical Education and Emergency Medical Services Development - 2002
  • Co-recipient, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine’s Best Innovation in Emergency Medicine Education - 2002
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Eric Savitsky