Richard Savel, MD

Maimonides Physician


Adult Critical Care Medicine



About Me

Dr. Savel is currently the Vice-Chair for Inpatient Operations for the Department of Surgery as well as the Director of Adult Critical Care Services at the medical center. He received his undergraduate bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at Yale University and his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then completed his internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed a multidisciplinary Critical Care fellowship at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Savel is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Neurology at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He has been a Critical Care attending physician since 2002, with board certification in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Neurocritical Care. In terms of his formal leadership and management training: he has completed the Leadership Development Program for Physicians in Academic Health Centers at the Harvard School of Public Health; he obtained the Certified Physician Executive credential through the American Association for Physician Leadership; and he obtained his MBA (with a focus in medical management) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgical Critical Care

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Lung Injury/ARDS
  • Severe Sepsis Syndrome
  • Sepsis/Septic Shock


  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Other ICU therapies


Medical Degree

Johns Hopkins Univ School of Medicine


New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center


New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center


University of California, San Francisco


Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine), Internal Medicine


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  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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