Marie Savard, M.D. is an internationally-recognized
internal medicine physician, expert on wellness and champion
for patient rights. She is the author of three nationally
acclaimed books, The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and
Wellness: The Apples & Pears Approach to Losing Weight,
Living Longer, and Feeling Healthier (Simon and Schuster,
January 2005), How to Save Your Own Life: The Savard System for
Managing--and Controlling--Your Health Care (Warner Books,
2000) and The Savard Health Record (Time-Life Books, 2000).
Dr. Savard earned both a bachelor of science degree in
nursing and a medical degree at the University of
Pennsylvania. She is the former director of the Center for
Women’s Health and associate professor at the Medical
College of Pennsylvania. She was technical advisor to the
United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing,
1995), she served on the American Board of Internal
Medicine’s Subcommittee on Clinical Competency in Women’s
Health and was a health columnist for Woman’s Day magazine.
A trusted voice on health, wellness and patient empowerment
issues, Dr. Savard has appeared on the Today show and has
been featured in dozens of national media outlets,
including, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,
Washington Post, Newsweek, Prevention and Health Magazines.
She speaks frequently before medical groups, corporations
and government hearings on patient empowerment and health
and wellness issues.
Dr. Savard is a member of the Board of Trustees of the
University of Pennsylvania and of the Board of Overseers of
its’ School of Nursing. She is a member of the public
policy advisory board of the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation and chair of the Pennsylvania Commission for
Women. Dr. Savard currently serves as senior medical
advisor to Lifetime Television’s Strong Medicine and takes
care of the Mother Cabrini missionary nuns. She resides in
the Philadelphia area with her physician husband and has
three grown sons.
Books:Ask Dr. Marie, August 2009
The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and Wellness, January 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
How to Save Your Own Life, May 2000