Seddon Savage, MD, MS

Advisor, Substance Use & Mental Health Initiative, Dartmouth Hitchcock Health SystemAssociate Professor of Anesthesiology, Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthConsultant on Education, Practice, Advocacy in Addiction Medicine & Pain Medicine

Dr. Seddon Savage has been a clinician, an educator, and an advocate in the fields of addiction medicine and pain medicine for over thirty years. During this time, she has been privileged to serve persons with substance use disorders, with pain and/or with other co-occurring problems, as well as their families and communities.  Dr. Savage has focused her clinical attention with care on the individual in front of her, while also working throughout her career to transform systems and policies and to educate other clinicians to create environments that better meet the needs of patients with these challenges.

Dr. Savage has served in numerous leadership roles nationally, regionally, and locally in the fields of both addiction and pain and at the intersection of these fields. Through her work, she has developed extensive professional networks and a seasoned understanding of how to bring systems, communities, and individuals together to find common ground in order to effectively address complex issues. Notably, Dr. Savage served as a member of the Data and Safety Monitoring of the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network Study 0030, Prescription Opioid Addiction Treatment Study (POATS). 

Now in her later career, Dr. Savage is dedicated to solving the challenges presented by opioids and other substances in our communities and health systems in a manner that assures that these challenges will be addressed into the future with the same respect, timeliness, and seriousness of purpose as other painful and potentially life-threatening health challenges.