Dr. Ronald Savage Bio

Dr. Ronald Savage has worked with children, adolescents and young adults with neuro-developmental disabilities (i.e., acquired brain injuries, autism, developmental disabilities and other neurological disabilities) for over 40 years. He is currently the President of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation. Dr. Savage is also Chairman and Co-Founder of the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS). He is the immediate past-Chair of Chairman of the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) and Editor of Brain Injury Professional. He is on the Board of Governors for the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA). Dr. Savage served as Executive Vice President for the Bancroft Neurosciences Institute and directed the pediatric services division for Bancroft NeuroHealth in New Jersey. He is the former Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health and Rehabilitative Services at The May Institute in Massachusetts and the former Director of Clinical Services for Rehabilitation Services of New York. In addition, Dr. Savage has started, directed and consulted with numerous specialized brain injury programs (inpatient and post-acute) for children and young adults throughout the country.

Dr. Savage has taught at the elementary and secondary school level as a special educator, as well as positions at several colleges and universities including Professor of Education (tenured) at Castleton State College, Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Associate Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University. He also held adjunct academic appointments at Tufts University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine; Northeastern University, Department of Psychology; and The George Washington University, School of Education. Dr. Savage served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Child Neurology. He was a Founding Member and Chief Examiner of the Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS).

Dr. Savage is the former Chairperson of the Pediatric Task Force for the Brain Injury Association of America; the past Co-Chairperson of the International Pediatric Task Force for the International Brain Injury Association; and serves on several professional advisory boards across the country. In 1989-90, Dr. Savage spearheaded the campaign to include traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Public Law 101–476: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. He also worked with the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) training programs; the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the United States Department of Education; the Professional Advisory Task Force for the National Council on Disability for the United States Congress; and the advisory board for the Traumatic Brain Injury Act. In addition, he is helping state education departments write guidelines for students with neurological injuries and disabilities.

Dr. Savage has presented at numerous conferences, training seminars, and grand rounds presentations around the world. He has also published numerous articles, chapters, manuals and books on children, adolescents and adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological disabilities.