John J. Savarese, MD

Anesthesiology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)


Dr. Savarese, a native of New York, received his training in anesthesiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in neuromuscular physiology and pharmacology under Richard Kitz and in the laboratories of several scientists at Burroughs Wellcome Co. Dr. Savarese is known for his research in the development, chemistry, metabolism, pharmacology, and clinical application of the benzylisoquinolinium class of relaxants.

Following a 17-year career at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dr. Savarese moved to Cornell University Medical College (Weill Medical College of Cornell University) and The New York Hospital (New York-Presbyterian Hospital) in 1989, where he is Professor and Chairman.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]


Emblem Select Care

Emblem/HIP [HMO, Medicaid, Medicare]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [MCD]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Fidelis Care





Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), Medicare]



1965 State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine

Internship: 1966 St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center

Residency: 1969 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


525 East 68th Street Anesthesiology Research, M 329
New York, NY 10065

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Professor of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College