Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

97 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

Rodolfo Savica, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

97 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Imaging and Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Dr. Savica is a clinical faculty of Sleep and Movement Disorders Division within the Department of Neurology. He completed a movement disorders fellowship, a behavioral fellowship and a DBS fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. His training and experience have been focused on evaluation and management of movement disorders and dementias. His main clinical interest is devoted to patients affected by Parkinsonism, tremors and Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

He is the director of the Dementia with Lewy Bodies/Parkinson disease Dementia clinic, one of the few clinics in the United States that are focused on this group of patients.

In addition, his practice includes the use of botulin toxin injections to treat dystonias and movement disorders as well as the electrophysiological analysis of movement disorders.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Sleep and Movement Disorders
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

February 27, 2015

Dr savica is very kind and takes as much time as needed. He treats you like a guest.

February 25, 2015

I cannot praise Dr. Savica enough.

January 12, 2015

very good

November 22, 2014

Greats service overall. Dr Savicka really made me feel comfortable and confident about what he was doing and what he needed me to do.

November 18, 2014

Dr. Savica is wonderful -- very easy to talk to and knowledgeable about my problem.

November 07, 2014

very good dr. savico is he explains everything so you understand .

November 03, 2014

Both the residency doctor and provider were extremely knowledgeable and explained everything in a clear and understandable manner regarding my issue.

November 01, 2014

Good experiences

October 20, 2014

Appreciate Dr. Savica.

October 19, 2014

Dr. Savica is exceptional. I am amazed at the attention that he gives us and the amount of genuine thoughtfulness and interest he shows. His professional knowledge is cutting edge and we feel that he understands issues that previous doctors have not. My mom's ability to function has improved significantly since she started meeting with him even though she has a progressive disease. Dr. Savica's fellow has also been impressive and we feel confident in his ability to be an outstanding neurologist. We can not say thank you enough for the oustanding service they provide and we hope they stay in Utah to so that we can continue to benefit from their goodness.

October 13, 2014

If I wouldn⿿t have come to see Dr. Savica, I would have never would found out what wrong with me. Me and my husband like Dr. Savica. He is the best doctor!! :) I like his personality and friendliness. He is very knowledgeable. My husband said, ⿿You have the best doctor⿝. I wish every doctor would be like him.

October 12, 2014

He is an amazing dr. So glad he takes good care of us.

September 18, 2014


September 02, 2014

between the Fellow and the provider they spent a good deal of time with me

August 16, 2014

Best doctor I've ever seen.

August 04, 2014

Only frustration is getting the medications currently taking recorded properly. When we left, there was a medication listed that we have no idea what is for. Not prescribed to Dad.

July 23, 2014

Care providers took time to explain every step

July 20, 2014

Just, WOW!

July 19, 2014

Unusually great - Dr Savica was wonderful, he spent so much time with us, time went by so fast but I think around two hours. I have improved wonderfully under his care and am so grateful for what he has done for me - I have improved at least 80% over how I was when I first saw the doctor.

July 14, 2014

Dr. Savica is the first provider I have been to that has been able to diagnosis my problem and offer me help with it.

July 03, 2014

I was super impressed by Dr. Savica. His knowledge and explanation of what he had in mind and scheduled was explained in very simple terms for me which I truly needed. He didn't rush me and took his time asking and answering all of my questions...a 1st these days! I'm extremely confident in Dr. Savica's experience and skills.

July 02, 2014

Dr. Savica and staff were very attentive and helpful.

June 28, 2014


June 24, 2014

It's been a long time since we had the experience of visiting with a doctor who seemed he/she really wanted to find the best solution and wasn't worried about the next 15 minute block.

June 15, 2014

Dr. Savica has been a God-send to our family. He has taken his time about the explaining the desease and the reason for the medications that he prescribes. He has answered all my unasked questions, and concerns about what quality of life we are faced with.

June 11, 2014

The doctor covered a lot of information/instruction. Would have liked if there was a way for more of that to be included in the discharge papers that we left with. Glad we had a note taker with us.

June 08, 2014

He conducted a thorough and efficient exam and showed sincere interest in helping me.

May 25, 2014

We both thought Dr. Savica was very knowledgeable, very helpful, and very personable.

May 21, 2014

We have never been to any doctors office where we did not have to wait to be seen. A doctor that is in no hurry to get you in and out as quickly as possible. Spends the average of one or more hours talking to patient and family. Greets you as if you are a friend. Beautiful manners and courteous always.

April 29, 2014

Doctor was very through in explanation of my ailment and how we were going to treat it.

April 25, 2014

care provider was very responsive to my questions and very attentive to my problems

April 14, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Savica and staff.

April 07, 2014

Dr. Savica is the best doctor and is very caring! :)

April 05, 2014

good experience

March 25, 2014

Excellent Experience-Doctor went out of his way to examine me and took extra time to explain everything.

March 23, 2014


March 22, 2014

Exceptional experience.

March 16, 2014

So happy with the Dr and staff, feel very confident in my care.

March 03, 2014

My experience was very good. I really felt the physician took time needed to properly diagnose my condition. Was very helpful in options and future need and care

March 03, 2014

This was an unusually great encounter.

February 24, 2014

very good

February 23, 2014

Dr. Rodolfo Savica was kind, engaging, and thorough.

February 08, 2014

Doctor Savica is great. I feel very comfortable with him.

January 26, 2014

This was outstanding. I am sorry you only allow 5s. I would have given 10s.

January 21, 2014

I especially like when a doctor (as this one did) allows me to be involved with treatment decisions. Even more, I appreciate natural-type advice ie. diet, exercise, etc.

January 13, 2014

He is the best doctor!!! :)

December 23, 2013

One of the best Dr. visits I've ever had.

December 21, 2013

Great experience with Dr.

December 21, 2013

The doc was great! It was nice to know that he had published in the field of my concern.

December 07, 2013

Dr. Savica is very friendly and easy to talk to.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Sleep and Movement Disorders
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7575 Imaging & Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Rodolfo Savica MD, MSc joined the University of Utah Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor in 2013.

He his lead author of more than 40 publications about neurodegenerative disorders. His principal research interests are Parkinson's disease and dementias, in particular Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

HIs research focused on the epidemiologic and genetic pre-motor risk factors and the clinical features of Parkinson's disease. He is currently studying the premotor features of Dementia wiht Lewy Bodies and Parkinson Disease Dementia. In particular, he is interesting in the prediction of clinical phenotypes of the different clinical types of alpha-synucleinopathy.

He was among the authors who first described the clinical features of the most common genetic form of fronto-temporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (C9ORF72).

Furthermore, based on personal experience he has been interested in the role of head trauma and sport-related concussions in the development of neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Savica complete his medical doctor degree at University of Messina, Italy and his neurology residency in Messina, Italy,

He completed a movement disorders fellowship, a behavioral fellowship, and a deep brain stimulation fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He also was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester in 2011. Dr. Savica completed two years of research fellowship and a master's degree in Clinical and Transitional Science in 2009 at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester defending a thesis on neuroepidemiology of pre-motor factors of Parkinson's disease. He served as a reviewer for numerous international peer-reviewed journals and as a grant reviewer for the Italian, French, Irish and British ministry of health.

His research featured on USA Today, NY Times and CNN.

He was awarded with a number of national and international scientific awards such as 2010 Neurology Clinical Research Award of the Mayo Clinic, the 2011 Junior Academic Neurologist Award of American Neurological Association, the 2012 Donald C. Balfour Alumni Award for Meritorious Research of the Mayo Clinic and the 2013 John Stolk Award in Movement Disorders for Young Investigators of the American Academy of Neurology.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Deep Brain Stimulation, Neurology
Clinical Fellow
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Behavioral Neurology
Clinical Fellow
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Movement Disorders
Clinical Fellow
Graduate Training Mayo Clinic
Clinical and Transitional Science
Residency University of Messina
Professional Medical University of Messina


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