Margot L. Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. As an AAFP board member, Savoy advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the US health care system.
Savoy is associate professor and 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., in Philadelphia. She is also an attending physician at Temple University Hospital and Christiana Care Health System.
Savoy previously was medical director of family medicine at Christiana Care Health System, where she also was an attending physician. 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.
A member of the AAFP since 2005, Savoy served as a Delaware delegate and alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. She was as 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 is also 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.
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.