Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Department Faculty

Dr. Richard H. Savel, M.D.

Richard H. Savel, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)

Professional Interests

Dr. Savel obtained his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (cum laude, distinction in the major) from Yale University in 1990.  He went to medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and graduated with an MD degree in 1994.  He completed his internal medicine residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1997.  In 2002 he completed a multidisciplinary Critical Care fellowship at the  University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where he received the honor of being a National Institutes of Health research fellow, focusing on acute lung injury. 


His research areas have included acute lung injury/ARDS, severe sepsis syndrome/septic shock, surgical critical care, and the care of the critically ill bariatric patient.  He has had a long-standing interest in computers and healthcare.


Dr. Savel is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and was the founding editor of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's iCritical Care Podcast, a project he initially developed in the summer of 2005.  He is a seven-time winner of the Presidential Citation award for his contributions to SCCM.


Dr. Savel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Neurocritical care.  He is also a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.  He joined the Montefiore/AECOM Critical Care faculty in May of 2008.  From 2008-2013 he was the Medical Co-Director of the Surgical ICU on the Moses campus. When he was at Montefiore, he was director of education for the division of CCM.  He was also medical director for the CCM PA residency, and medical director of the CCM PA section.  He also founded and ran K608, the medical student clerkship in CCM at Montefiore from 2009-2013.    

He is currently director of Adult Critical Care Services at Maimonides Medical Center.  


Dr. Savel is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Critical Care, the research publication of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).   He is on the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine.


For complete list of publications in pubmed, please click here.  

email: rsavel@maimonidesmed.org

Professional positions:

Director, Adult Critical Care Services, Maimonides Medical Center (as of March 1, 2016) 




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