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Daniel Savin, MD

Professor


Contact Info:

Bldg 500, Level 2
Phone:  303-724-4951
EmailDr. Savin

Clinical/Research Interests:
Dr. Savin is interested in recovery from trauma and working with refugees and immigrant groups.
Secondary Appointment: Family Medicine

 
University of Michigan  BA  1982
University of Michigan  MD  1986
University of Alabama  Diploma in Tropical Medicine  1998                                         

Director, Refugee Mental Health Program of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2004-Present                       

Preceptor, University of Colorado Denver Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, 2005-Present                       

Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Survivors Center and the Refugee Mental Health Access Project, Denver, CO, 2004-2009 

  • Responsible for program design, start-up, provision of clinical services, and development of funding resources.

Staff PsychiatristAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Denver, CO, 2003-Present                        

  • Clinical director of child psychiatry telehealth consultation service for Sioux Sans Indian Health Service Hospital.  Conducted research interviews with American Indian Vietnam Veterans.

Staff Psychiatrist, Asian Pacific Mental Health Center, Denver, CO, 1999-Present                        

  • Psychiatrist for Cambodian outpatients. 

Staff Psychiatrist, El Centro de Las Familias, Denver, CO, 1999-Present  

  • Child Psychiatrist for Spanish-speaking families.

Medical Director, School-Based Mental Health Clinic in Sheridan, CO, 2003-2004 

  • Appointment through Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO

Co-Director, Refugee Mental Health Program of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1999-2004

Senior Psychiatrist, International Organization for Migration, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1998              

  • Responsible for training and project management of the Cambodian Mental Health Training Program, which trained the first group of Cambodian psychiatrists.

Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Survivors Center and the Refugee Mental Health Access Project, Denver, CO, 1996-1998                           

Staff Psychiatrist, Asian Pacific Mental Health Center, Denver, CO, 1994-1998                                                           

Staff Psychiatrist, Cleo Wallace Center, Westminster, CO, 1994-1998                                                           

  • Inpatient, day treatment, and residential settings.  Attending psychiatrist for adolescents and children.

Private Practice of Psychiatry, Westminster, CO, 1994-1998

  • Treated children, adolescents, and adults.

Attending Physician, Medical Mission with Behrhoerst Foundation, Chimaltanango, Guatemala, 1995        

Staff Psychiatrist, El Centro de Las Familias, Denver, CO, 1994-1995

Attending Physician, Doctors Without Borders, Sisophon General Hospital, Sisophon, Cambodia, 1993  

  • Responsible for supervision of clinical care in an 80-bed general hospital, training local medical staff, and distribution of medical supplies.

Chief of Psychiatry, Catholic Organization for Emergency Relief and Refugees (COERR), United Nationals Border Relief Organization, Site Two Refugee Camp, Ta Praya, Thailand, 1991-1993

  • Responsibilities included training local mental health staff, developing and administering a community mental health program in the camp, and practicing clinical psychiatry.

Attending Psychiatrist, Denver General Hospital Emergency Department, Denver, CO, 1989-1991 


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GRANTS

Principal Investigator: Grant to University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department Of Psychiatry, funded by the Rose Community Foundation for provision of mental health services and teaching (Total grant over one year-$55,000), 2009                                      

Principal Investigator: Yearly grants to University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry Refugee Mental Health Program, funded by the Caring for Colorado Foundation for provision of mental health services and teaching (Total grants over four years-$175,000), 2005-2009                           

Principal Investigator: Grant to University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry, funded by the Rose Women’s Organization for provision of mental health services and teaching (Total grant over one year-$9,000), 2005                                      

Principal Investigator: Grant to University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry, funded by the Colorado Refugee Services Program (Total grant over one year-$10,000), 2003-2004                           

Co-Principal Investigator: Grant to Department of Family Medicine funded by the Colorado Trust as part of the Serving Immigrant and Refugee Families Initiative (Total grant over three years-$273,000), 2001-2004                           

 

CONTRACTS

Jewish Family Services - approximately $45,000/year, 2007-Present                       

Veteran’s Administration - approximately $42,000/year, 2005-Present                       

Mental Health Corporation of Denver - approximately $35,000/year, 1999-Present