Savoie Named Cardiothoracic Imaging Section Chief

Brent Savoie, M.D., J.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been named chief of the Department of Radiology’s Cardiothoracic Imaging Section

As section chief, Dr. Savoie will provide overall leadership to the Cardiothoracic Imaging Section and will represent the section in department section head and interdepartmental meetings. He will be responsible for identifying strategic priorities for the section, monitoring key performance indicators and executing strategies to meet quality improvement operational goals. 

“I’m very happy to be working with a terrific group of colleagues who are all committed to patient care and education,” said Dr. Savoie. “It’s an exciting time for the Cardiothoracic Imaging Section as we’re seeing significant growth in coronary CTA imaging, lung cancer screening and new dual energy imaging techniques. I’m looking forward to exploring ways we can incorporate emerging technologies into our work to better serve patients, meet the needs of our referring providers and improve our work environment.” 

Dr. Savoie succeeds Adam Guttentag, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences, in his new role. Dr. Guttentag completed a three-year term as section chief, and will remain faculty in the department and Cardiothoracic Imaging Section. 

“I would like to thank Dr. Guttentag for his service, and to welcome Dr. Savoie into his new role,” said Reed Omary, M.D., M.S., Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. 

Dr. Savoie earned his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, and his M.D. from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He completed his radiology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his fellowship in cardiothoracic imaging from VUMC. He joined Vanderbilt faculty in 2017. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and American Medical Association. 

Brent Savoie, M.D., J.D.