Location

Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile

SUMMARY

Rodolfo Savica, M.D., Ph.D., studies the early-life predictors of neurodegeneration and the mechanisms that lead to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dementia and Lewy body dementia.

Dr. Savica's focus is on Lewy body dementia and early-life risk factors. In addition, he is interested in concussions and the role of head trauma in late-life consequences.

Focus areas

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Sequelae of traumatic brain injury
  • Sport neurology
  • Concussions
  • Alphasynucleinopathies
  • Dementias

Significance to patient care

Dr. Savica's goal is the immediate application of his research findings into clinical practice in order to improve the care of people with neurodegeneration and concussions.

Professional highlights

  • Chair, Clinical Neuroscience Chapter, Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation, 2015
  • Director, Dementia with Lewy Bodies/Parkinson's Disease Dementia Clinic, The University of Utah, 2013-2015
  • Benassi Award, Best Neuroepidemiology Research, Italian Society of Neuroepidemiology, 2014
  • Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders for Young Investigators, American Academy of Neurology, 2013
  • Donald C. Balfour Mayo Clinic Alumni Award for Meritorious Research, Mayo Clinic, 2012

PUBLICATIONS

See my publications

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

Primary Appointment

  1. Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Neurology

Joint Appointment

  1. Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Neurology

EDUCATION

  1. Clinical Fellowship Deep Brain Stimulation Program, Department of Neurology
  2. Clinical Fellowship Division of Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology
  3. Clinical Fellowship Division of Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology
  4. Clinical Fellowship Division of Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology
  5. MA Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. Research Fellowship Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research and Department of Neurology
  7. Research Fellowship Mario Negri Institute, Laboratory of Neurological Sciences
  8. Medical School - July 21, 2004; Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia (Medical Degree) Medical School, University of Messina
  9. Bachelor Giuseppe La Farina", Diploma di Maturita Classica, Liceo Classico Statale "
  10. Clinical Internship Division of Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology
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