Aleksandar Savic, MD

Laboratory Associate in Psychiatry; Visiting Fulbright Scholar


Dr. Aleksandar Savic received his medical degree from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia. After finishing his clinical internship he completed his residency in psychiatry at the University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapce, Zagreb, where he currently holds the position of an attending psychiatrist at the Department of Diagnostics And Intensive Care. Currently he also holds a teaching position at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Zagreb School of Medicine as an assistant. Dr. Savic was awarded the Fulbright scholarship as a visiting researcher at the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, with the groups of Dr. John Krystal, Dr. Alan Anticevic and Dr. Philip Corlett.

Stemming from his clinical work, his primary areas of research interest are psychotic disorders, depersonalization phenomenon in mental disorders, and dementia, but include also forensic psychiatry issues and psychiatry residents training. While at Yale University Dr. Savic is involved in pharmacological functional neuroimaging studies focused on understanding cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and affective processing in depression (in collaboration with the Esterlis Group).

Education & Training

MD University of Zagreb (2006)

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