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Joseph S. Savino, MD

Joseph S. Savino, MD Physician

Vice Chairman, Strategic Planning and Clinical Operations, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Italian

Dr. Savino is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Joseph S. Savino

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 1988

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Anesthesiologists, National American Society of Echocardiography, National Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists, National Association of University Anesthesiologists, National Council on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (AHA), National Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Savino is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Augoustides JGT, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Pochettino A, Cheung AT, Savino JS, Bavaria JE: Classification of acute type a dissection: focus on clinical presentation and extent Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg : 2010.

Augoustides JGT, Hosalkar HH, Milas BL, Acker M, Savino JS: Upper gastrointestinal injuries related to perioperative transesophageal echocardiography: Index case, literature review, classification proposal, and call for a registry J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 20 : 379-384,2006.

Appoo JJ, Augoustides JG, Pochettino A, Savino JS, McGarvey ML, Cowie DC, Gambone AJ, Harris H, Cheung AT, Bavaria JE for the Improving Clinical Outcomes through Clinical Research (ICOR) Investigators: Perioperative outcome in adults undergoing elective deep hypothermic circulatory arrest with retrograde cerebral perfusion in proximal aortic arch repair: Evaluation of protocol-based care J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 20 : 3-7,2006.

Augoustides JG, Raman S, Pochettino A, Ochroch EA, Savino JS, Bavaria JE, Jobes DR: Bleeding and blood product utilization in adults undergoing elective aortic root replacement: The impact of antifibinolytic exposure and aortic root prosthesis Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia 8 : 125-132,2005.

Augoustides JG, Weiss SJ, Ochroch AE, Weiner J, Mancini J, Savino JS, Cheung AT: Analysis of the interatrial septum by transesophageal echocardiography in adult cardiac surgical patients: Anatomic variants and correlation with patent foramen ovale J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 19 : 146-149,2005.

Augoustides JG, Floyd TF, McGarvey ML, Ochroch EA, Pochettino A, Fulford S, Gambone AJ, Weiner J, Raman S, Savino JS, Bavaria JE, Jobes DR: Major clinical outcomes in adults undergoing thoracic aortic surgery requiring deep hypothermic circulatory arrest: Quantification of organ-based perioperative outcome and detection of opportunities for perioperative intervention J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 19 : 446-452,2005.

Augoustides JG, Horak J, Ochroch AE, Vernick WJ, Gambone AJ, Weiner J, Pinchasik D, Kowalchuk D, Savino JS, Jobes DR: A randomized controlled clinical trial of real-time needle-guided ultrasound for internal jugular venous cannulation in a large university anesthesia department J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 19 : 310-315,2005.

Augoustides JG, Weiss SJ, Weiner J, Mancini J, Savino JS, Cheung AT: Diagnosis of patent foramen ovale with multiplane transesophageal echocardiography in adult cardiac surgical patients J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 18 : 725-730,2004.

Koch CG, Weng Y, Zhou SX, Savino JS, Mathew JP, Hsu PH, Saidman LJ, Mangano DT: Prevalence of risk factors, and not gender per se, determines short- and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 17 : 585-593,2003.

Cheung AT, Weiss SJ, Savino JS, Levy WJ, Augoustides JG, Harrington A, Gardner TJ: Acute circulatory actions of intravenous amiodarone loading in cardiac surgical patients Annals Thoracic Surgery 76 : 535-541,2003.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
680 Dulles

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6633
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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