Tom Savel, MD

CDC
NCPHI
1600 Clifton Road MS E 67
Atlanta, GA
USA 30333
Email: tsavel@cdc.gov

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Savel is currently the Lead for Grid Computing Research and the director of the Informatics R&D Laboratory at CDCís National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI). After completing CDC's Public Health Informatics fellowship in 2003, he became the informatics lead at the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). In 2006 he joined NCPHI, where he became involved in a wide variety of activities, including assuming the role of Acting Associate Director for Science (ADS). In 2008 he stepped down as acting ADS to focus on NCPHI's cutting edge distributed computing research activities. He holds a bachelorís degree from Wesleyan University and an MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His clinical training has included both General Surgery and Family Practice, and he has had direct experience developing, using and implementing information systems. He has been a technology columnist for American Medical News, as well as an on-air technology consultant for the Fox News affiliate in Houston, Texas. His current interests include leveraging open-source solutions and Grid technologies to enhance public health and the overall healthcare system.