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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Daniel Savin, MD

           Daniel Savin, MD

 

Bldg 500, Level 2, Rm. N2218

Phone:  303-724-4951

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Daniel Savin, MD

Associate Professor


 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 2006-Present                       

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1999-2006                           

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 2000-Present                       

Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, León, Nicaragua, 1998-1999 

Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1997-1999

Residency in Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1989-1991

Residency in General Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1986-1989

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

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 Psychiatrist, American 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 

 

Honors:

Eleanore Steele Award for outstanding teaching and supervision of psychiatry residents, 2009                                                   

Chancellor’s Diversity Award, awarded to Daniel Savin for years of work with diverse populations including immigrants, refugees, and American Indians, 2005                                      

Chancellor’s Diversity Award, awarded to the Refugee Mental Health Program of

Colorado (Daniel Savin, co-director) for providing important services to diverse populations while teaching medical students, residents, and psychology interns, 2003  

Certificate of appreciation for teaching, Cambodian Mental Health Development Program, 2001                           

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan, 1981 

James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan, for academic achievement, 1981                                                   

 

Teaching Activities:

SEMINARS

Co-director, Cross-Cultural Psychiatry Seminar (ten lectures) for PGY-2 residents, Department of Psychiatry, UCHSC, 2002-Present         

    • Lecture topics include International Mental Health, Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health, Cross-Cultural Treatment Issues 

Child Psychiatry Course for PGY-3 Residents: Presented two lectures on “Culturally Sensitive Child and Family Therapy”, 2005                      

Public Psychiatry Course, PGY-4 residents, Department of Psychiatry, UCHSC, 2001  

    • Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health, International Issues in Mental Health (two lectures),                     

Behavioral Science Course, PGY 1-3 residents, Department of Family Medicine, UCHSC, 1999-2001

    • Psychosocial assessment of refugees, working with an interpreter, diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (approximately two lectures/year),

Taught Introduction to Child Psychiatry Course from April-June for PGY-4 Residents, Department of Psychiatry, Cambodian Health Sciences University, 1998                        

    • Provided lectures on assessment and diagnosis of common disorders, behavioral therapy, family therapy, and pharmacological treatment in children.  Provided clinical supervision to 10 residents.

 

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Clinical Supervision of Psychiatry Residents in University Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic (12 hours/week), 2005-Present       

Clinical Supervision of Psychiatry Residents, Department of Psychiatry, UCDHSC (Provision of supervision to PGY-II, III, IV and V residents who volunteer to work with refugee clients for at least one year (2-10 residents supervised per year), 1999-Present       

Ongoing education of Refugee Resettlement Case Managers in salient mental health issues, 1999-Present       

 

Clinical Activities:

See Other Experience above.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Acceptability of Telepsychiatry in American Indian Veterans(APPI-PS-00048-2007), of which Savin D is a coauthor, has been submitted to Psychiatric Services

Feinstein RE, Rothberg B, Weiner N, Savin DM. University of Colorado Evidence-Based Medicine Educational Project. Academic Psychiatry, 2008; 32,6:, 525-530.

Shore JH, Brooks E, Savin D, Manson S, Libby A. An economic evaluation of telehealth and in-person data collection with rural and frontier populations: structured clinical interviews with reservation-based American Indians. Psychiatr Serv 2007;58:830-835.

Shore JH, Savin D, Orton H, Beals J, Manson S. Diagnostic Reliability of Telepsychiatry in American Indian Veterans. Am J Psychiatry  2007;164:115-118.

Savin D, Garry M, Zuccaro P, Novins D. Telepsychiatry for Treating Rural American Indian Youth. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2006, 45(4):484-488.

Shore JH, Savin D, Novins DK, Manson SM.  Cultural Aspects of Telepsychiatry: Spanning Distance and Culture. J Telemed Telecare 2006;(12)3.

Savin D, Martinez R.  Cross-Cultural Boundary Dilemmas: A Graded-Risk Approach. Transcult Psychiatry 2006, 43(2): 243-258.

Savin D, Seymour D, Littleford L, Bettridge J, Giese A. Findings from Mental Health Screening of Newly Arrived Refugees in Colorado. Public Health Rep 2005;120(3):224-229.

Savin D. Developing Psychiatric Training and Services in Cambodia. Psychiatr Serv 2000;51(7):935.

Savin D, Robinson S. Holocaust Survivors and Survivors of the Cambodian Tragedy. Echoes of the Holocaust, Bulletin of the Jerusalem Center for Research into the Late Effects of the Holocaust, 1997;(5):14-30. 

Savin D, Sack W, Clark G, Meas N, Richart I. The Khmer Adolescent Project: III. A study of trauma from Thailand’s Site II refugee camp. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1996;35(3):384-91.

Roesler T, Savin D, Grosz D. Family Therapy in Extrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1993;32(5):967-970.

 

Grants and Contracts:

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