Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP serves as senior vice president for education, inclusiveness, and physician well-being. Savoy oversees all organizational activities related to medical education and continuing professional development, physician well-being, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.Her areas of focus include education and training of medical students and residents; student interest and choice of a career in the specialty of family medicine; expansion of graduate medical education in family medicine including federal policies that affect it; and development of continuing professional development opportunities, including CME.
Savoy also serves as the organization’s champion for physician well-being. The programming and resources related to physician well-being include Physicians Health First -- an AAFP initiative created to help family physicians address burnout and find ways to improve their well-being.
In addition, Savoy is the executive lead for the AAFP’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work and directs the Center for Diversity and Health Equity. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven throughout the AAFP’s strategic plan and are reflected in practice tools and resources, policies and position papers, continuing medical education, programming, and research.
Savoy continues to serve as associate professor, Family & Community Medicine and Urban Bioethics & Population Health at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University in Philadelphia as well as adjunct associate professor at Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University.
Before joining the AAFP, Savoy served as the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and chief quality officer for Temple Faculty Physicians, Inc. She also was an attending physician at Temple University Hospital and ChristianaCare. She also served as medical director for the Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services and as attending physician at the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s STD clinic. She was also medical director and assistant program director at the Crozer Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program.
Savoy is active in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the American Association of Physician Leaders, the American College of Medical Quality, the National Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
A member of the AAFP since 2005, Savoy served as a Delaware delegate and alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. She was a member and chair of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science, including on the subcommittee on Health Equity. Savoy also acted as co-convener of the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.
At the chapter level, Savoy has held various leadership positions with the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, including chapter president and board chair.
Savoy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in neurobiology and physiology from the University of Maryland in College Park. She earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She completed her Master of Public Health at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill. She completed her residency at the Crozer Keystone Family Medicine Residency in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Savoy completed postdoctoral fellowships in vaccine science with the American Academy of Family Physicians, geriatric interdisciplinary care at Thomas Jefferson University and in health information technology with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.