Andrew savitz - Alumni

Andrew serves as an administrative and research intern to the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the Minnesota Hospital Association. Additionally, he currently serves as the teaching assistant for MILI 6992: Health Care Delivery Innovations: Optimizing Cost and Quality, an MBA course taught at the Carlson School of Business by MHA's SVP and CMO.

Over the last three years, he has been involved with a variety of volunteer opportunities and student organizations. He has volunteered at the Hennepin County Medical Center in the Emergency Department and Burn Unit as well as at People Serving People family homeless shelter. As a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity he has served as Internal Vice President, Risk Management Chair, and Philanthropy Chair. Andrew is a senior in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. 

Exploring cities and nature are huge passions of Andrew's. He loves to travel, eat exotic foods, and has been to four continents. He also loves to kayak, hike, SCUBA dive, and bike. Cooking and reading non-fiction are some of his favorite things to do on a more regular basis.

What is a problem or issue in health care that you would like to address as a physician?

"Disparate access to affordable, quality health care is one of the greatest challenges facing medicine today. A person's health should not be dictated by zip code, race, native language, or socioeconomic status, and yet these factors are proving to be the determinants of health that overwhelmingly contribute to a person's health status. As health care organizations, practitioners, and government agencies begin to embrace the conclusions of continually emerging research, I hope to be part of developing and implementing the solutions that will promote good health for our entire population."