James A. Savage, M.D. is a glaucoma specialist and joined Southeastern Eye Center in 2002. He and his wife, Mary, have two children and live in Greensboro.
Dr. Savage received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1975. He completed his internship in 1976 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. His residency in Ophthalmology was at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His one and a half years of fellowship training in glaucoma laser and surgery was at Harvard Medical School in Boston under Dr. Richard J. Simmons, a pioneer in glaucoma surgery. During his fellowship, in addition to gaining experience in glaucoma laser and surgery, he co-authored four research papers on glaucoma surgery and with Dr. Simmons, developed a microdiathermy probe for control of bleeding during glaucoma surgery.
Dr. Savage is licensed in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Texas. He has held faculty appointments in Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas and South Carolina.
Dr. Savage has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1979. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, the Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society of Harvard Alumni, and the North Carolina Medical Society. In 1986 and 1990 he was awarded the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award and in 1994 the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award. He has lectured nationally and internationally on glaucoma and is the author of 24 textbook chapters, research articles, manuals and monographs on glaucoma surgical techniques. He has taught 31 instruction courses on glaucoma surgical techniques at the American Academy of Ophthalmology over the past 19 years. He is a journal peer reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers. He has been granted a patent for a microscopic pump for the surgical treatment of glaucoma.
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