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.
- Parkinson's disease
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- Sequelae of traumatic brain injury
- Sport neurology
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.
- 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