James A. Savage, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and his residency in ophthalmology at Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident from 1978 to 1979.
Dr. Savage completed a clinical fellowship in glaucoma at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School, and has been in private practice for more than 28 years.
Dr. Savage has served as Clinical Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, the University of Texas- Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society. He has served as an instructor at numerous American Academy of Ophthalmology meetings since 1984 and has been a lecturer at numerous national and international glaucoma meetings. He has been a Journal Peer Reviewer for five ophthalmological publications since 1986 and in 2004 was awarded a patent on a method and apparatus for the treatment of glaucoma.