21199-Saavedra, Heather

Heather R. Saavedra, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

RG R2200
Indianapolis, IN
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Heather grew up in Springfield, Illinois.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology at Saint Louis University.  She completed her medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and then traveled east to complete a Pediatrics residency in Charleston, SC at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2008 where she was the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Senior Resident Award for Teaching and Leadership.  Her education then took her to the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 2011.   Heather is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, as well as the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.  She works exclusively at Riley Hospital for Children.  Academic interests include clinical education, simulation education, and faculty development. Outside of the hospital, Heather enjoys traveling, Cubs baseball, cooking, and good books.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Associate Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Education
    2011 FEL Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital
    2008 RES Residency, Pediatrics , Medical University of South Carolina
    2005 MD Southern Illinois University
    1999 BS Saint Louis University
  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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