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Rebekah Joy Savage, MD, MPH

Rebekah Joy Savage, MD, MPH

Adolescent Medicine
Assistant Professor

Office Locations


  • Residency: University of North Carolina
  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Internship: University opf North Carolina
  • UnderGraduate: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Graduate: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatrics (1970)
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine: Adolescent Medicine (1970)

Languages Spoken


Honors and Awards

1. UAB Pediatric Subspecialty Community Service Award (2016); 2. Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; 3. Rebecca Socolar Children's Champion for Advocacy in Pediatrics, UNC Pediatrics May 2011


Substance Use in Adolescents, Eating Disorders

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine


1. Savage RJ, King VL, Clark CB, Cropsey KL. Factors Associated with Early Marijuana Initiation in a Criminal Justice Population. Addict Behav. 2017; 64: 82-88. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.005. 2. Savage RJ, Durant NH, Clark CB, Nair P, Cropsey KL. The adverse effects of motherhood on substance use treatment program outcomes among adolescent women. J Addict Med. 2015; 9 (6): 478-84. DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000165. 3. Savage R, Reese J, Wallace S, Wang T, Jester T, Lowe R, Hyndman L, Durant, N. Overcoming Challenges to Care in the Juvenile Justice System: A Case Study and Commentary. Pediatrics in Review. Jan 2017, 38 (1) 35-43; DOI: 10.1542/pir.2016-0066.