John Van Savage , MD


Phone: 270.251.4060
Fax: 270.251.4061

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Dr. Van Savage is a board-certified general and pediatric urologist specializing in the needs of adults and children. Dr. Van Savage has trained at some prestegious universities, including Vanderbilt University Medical School and Johns Hopkins University, and is very competent in full scale urology services. Dr. Van Savage is married with three children, and he is very excited to be a part of this community and work with the rest of the medical staff at Jackson Purchase Medical Center to meet the needs of our communities.

MD - Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN (1985-1989)

BA in in biology and French - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (1981-1985)


  • American Board of Urology, diplomate (1998)
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Urology - American Board of Urology (2008)               
  • Surgery internship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (1989-1991)
  • Urology residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (1991-1994)
  • Pediatric urology fellowship at the University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1994-1996)
  • John Hopkins University Department of Biology - Research on thioredoxin. Co-researcher with Vincent Pigiet, Ph.D. (1981-1983)
  • John Hopkins Medical School Department of Pharmaceutical and Experimental Therapeutics - Research on cytomegalovirus. Co-researcher with Wade Gipson, Ph.D. (1984-1985)
  • Vanderbilt University Medical School Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease - Research on rabbitpox virus and pertussis acellular vaccine. Co-researcher with Kathryn Edwards, MD. (1985-1989)
  • University of North Carolina Division of Urology - Research on androgen receptor, and intestinal electrolyte and water transport. Co-researcher with James Mohler, MD. (1991)
  • University of Toronto Division of Urology - Research on basic fibroblast growth factor. Co-researcher with Darius Bagli, MD. (1995-1996)
  • Research on stimulated free flap graciloplasty for urinary incontinence and detrusor myoplasty for the acontractile bladder (1996-2001)
  • James M. McLaughlin Award in Microbiology and Immunology (1987)
  • Vanderbilt Research Forum First Prize (1987)
  • NIH sponsored International Symposium on Prostate Growth Fellowship Award (1992)
  • 90th and 99th percentiles in surgery and urology in-service exams, respectively (1991-1994)
  • Research Louisville, Third prize, for Dynamic Muscular Urinary Sphincter project (1997)
  • Confederación Americana de Urologia Sociedad Iberoamericana de Urologia Pediátrica, Second place research prize for "The Electrically Stimulated Detrusor Myoplasty" (1998)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Urology Subsection, Clinical research prize finalist for "Management of Distal Ureteral Stones in Children - Similarities to AUA Guidelines in Adults" (1999)
  • Society for Laparoscopic Surgeons, Third prize for best presentation for "Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery without assistant ports in children decreases morbidity" (2018)
  • Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, First place best scientific paper for "Use of dusting versus basketing during ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy of renal calculi in children" (2019)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1986-2009)
  • American Medical Association (1987-2001)
  • American College of Surgeons (1989-present)
  • Association of Academic Surgeons (1991-2009)
  • American Urological Association (1992-present)
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists (1993-2009)
  • Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society (1994-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1994-present)
  • Kentucky Medical Association (1996-2001)
  • Jefferson County Medical Society (1996-2001)
  • Louisville Surgical Society (1996-2001)
  • Kentucky Urological Society (1997-2001)
  • Kentucky Pediatric Society (1997-2001)
  • Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky (1997-2001)
  • Spina Bifida Association of America (1997-2001)
  • Society for Fetal Urology (1998-present)
  • Society for Pediatric Urology, fellow (1999-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Urology Subsection, fellow (1999-present)
  • American College of Surgeons, fellow (1999-present)
  • Louisiana State Medical Society (2001-2015)
  • Louisiana Urology Society (2001-2016)
  • Shreveport Medical Society (2001-2015)
  • American Association of Pediatric Urology (2001-present)
  • Northwest Louisiana Pediatric Society (2014-2017)
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (1998-present)