Stavros Savvas, MD

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Medicine

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A native of Southern California, Dr. Savvas completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and attended medical school at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. He trained as a resident and fellow at Keck Hospital of USC and LAC+USC Medical Center.

Dr. Savvas currently practices at both the Keck Hospital of USC and LAC+USC Medical Center, where he serves as clinic chief. His clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, interstitial lung disease, and vasculitis. Current research interest involves quality of care in rheumatic disease.


  • Bevra H. Hahn/California Rheumatology Alliance: Fellow Scholarship Award, 2015


  • Implementation of a pilot teleretinal screening protocol for hydroxychloroquine retinopathy in a Los Angeles County safety net clinic J Telemed Telecare. 2023 Sep; 29(8):648-656. . View in PubMed
  • Attitudes and beliefs towards COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccination among rheumatology patients in a Los Angeles County safety net clinic BMC Rheumatol. 2023 Jun 01; 7(1):13. . View in PubMed
  • Mitigating Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity with a Clinical Decision Support Tool Ophthalmology. 2023 08; 130(8):874-876. . View in PubMed
  • Should all rheumatologists study musculoskeletal anatomy? Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Jul; 34(7):1153-6.. View in PubMed
  • Reviews in Vascular Medicine Diffuse aneurysmal disease – a review. 2014; (2):48-57. . View in PubMed
  • Electrochemical fabrication of conducting polymer nanowires in an integrated microfluidic system Chem Commun (Camb). 2006 Aug 07; (29):3075-7. . View in PubMed