Brent Savoie is an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiology and is the section chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging. He is an affiliate faculty member at the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). Brent is the founder of Primeros Pasos, a community health program that has provided communities in Western Guatemala with both preventive and curative medical services since 2002. The clinic serves as a clinical rotation site for Guatemalan and foreign medical students and Vanderbilt medical students have participated in rotations at the clinic since 2004. Prior to working in Guatemala, Brent participated in research and service initiatives in South Africa, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic.
Brent earned an M.D. and B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and also holds a J.D. with a focus on health and human rights law from the University of Virginia where he was a Jefferson Scholars Foundation Graduate Fellow.