Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

We continue to closely monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and are following the published recommendations of the CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. We will continue to see our patients and treat any urgent/emergent needs.

With all of our offices open, the following protocols are in place:

1) We have greatly expanded measures to disinfect our office including cleaning between each patient appointment.

2) To limit any potential exposure, we ask you NOT to bring any non-essential person(s) with you to the appointment.

3) If someone must accompany you to your appointment, we ask that they do not enter the office, if at all possible.

4) If you have an upcoming appointment and identify with the following statements, please do not come directly to the office, but instead call us:

• Fever greater than 100.4

• Respiratory symptoms or difficulty breathing

• Exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

• Placed in self/hospital quarantine by medical doctor

 Your health and that of our staff is our guiding priority and we continue to update our protocol to ensure safety for everyone. If you have questions regarding these evolving protocols, please contact our office.

Dr. Savage CURRICULUM VITAE

Mack W. Savage, M.D.
 

WORK HISTORY

2020 - Present

  • Retina Associates, LLC
    Santa Fe Building
    9301 West 74th Street
    Suite 210
    Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    6201 College Boulevard
    Suite 200
    Overland Park, KS 66211
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    4100 North Mulberry Drive
    Suite 100
    Kansas City, MO 64116
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    6001 SW 6th Avenue
    Suite 300
    Topeka, KS 66615
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    3700 West 10th Street
    Suite 101
    Sedalia, MO 65301
  • Retina Associates, LLC
    100 NE Missouri Road
    Suite 203
    Lee's Summit, MO 64086

2013 - 2014

  • Extern in Radiology, UIHC, Iowa City, Iowa

2011 - 2012

  • Post-Sophomore Clinical Fellowship in Pathology, UIHC, Iowa City, Iowa

2005 - 2008

  • Work-Study Research Assistant, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

2005 - 2006

  • Certified Nurse's Assistant and Medication Aide (CNA/CMA), Villisca, Iowa

2002 - 2003

  • Summers; Lifeguard, Villisca, Iowa
     

​​EDUCATION

2018-2020: Surgical Retina Fellow, Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, Michigan
2015-2018: Ophthalmology Resident, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2014-2015: Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
2009-2014: Medical Doctorate, Pathology Externship, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
2005-2008: Bachelors of Science in Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska – summa cum laude
2001-2005: Villisca Community High School, Villisca, Iowa - Salutatorian


RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Patel V, Syeda S, Zeiter J, Nassiri N, Kim C, Truhan A, Chapman C, Adam C, Parendo A, Savage MW, Abrams, GW; Randomized Comparative Study of Full and Half-Dose Fluorescein Angiography.  Submitted, Journal of Vitreoretinal Disease 8/18/2020.
  • LUMINA, A Phase III, Multicenter, Sham-Controlled, Randomized, Double-Masked Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Intravitreal Injections of 440 μg DE-109 for the Treatment of Active, Non-Infectious Uveitis of the Posterior Segment of the Eye. Ongoing Clinical trial.
  • Lin X and Savage MW; Excisional Biopsy of Medulloepithelioma. Presented at the 20th Annual Retina Fellows Forum, 2020
  • Lin X and Savage MW; Partial Thickness Amniotic Membrane Graft for Repeat Macular Hole Surgery. Presented at 21st Duke Advanced Vitreous Surgery Course, 2019.
  • Savage MW and Elkeeb AM; Anterior Segment Deformation During Digital Palpation to Estimate Intraocular Pressure. Podium presentation, Resident Alumni Day at University of Missouri-Columbia, 2017.
  • Savage MW, Petris CK, and Reneker L;  An Accelerated Murine Model of Sjögren’s Syndrome. Podium presentation, Resident Alumni Day at University of Missouri-Columbia. Research award for best presentation, 2016.
  • Jun B and Savage MW; Morphometric Evaluation of Grade I Papilledema and Asymptomatic Optic Disc Elevation. Poster presentation, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 2016.
  • Savage MW, Sobel RK, Hoffman HT, Carter KD, Finkelstein MW, and Shriver EM. Salivary Gland Dysfunction and Nasolacrimal Obstruction: Stenotic Changes Following I-131 Therapy, Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2015.
  • Are C, Axelson RD, Savage MW, and Fang MM; Student Perceptions on the Role of Instructional Technology in Medical Education, MedEdPublish 2014, 3:27. http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2014.003.0027.
  • Savage MW, Pottinger JM, Chiang H-Y, Yohnke KR, Bowdler NC, and Herwaldt LA. Surgical Site Infections and Cellulitis After Abdominal Hysterectomy, Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;209: 108.e1-10.
     

AWARDS

  • 2018: Kansas City-Columbia Missouri Joint Ophthalmology Symposium Surgical Video Honorable Mention
  • ​2017: Kansas City-Columbia Missouri Joint Ophthalmology Symposium Surgical Innovation First Place Award
  • 2016: Resident Alumni Day at University of Missouri-Columbia, First Place Research Award
  • 2015: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Making A Difference Award
     

TEACHING/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • 2012-2013: Carver College of Medicine Student Government Technology Committee Chair.  Initiated the transition to an electronic calendar system for pre-clinical medical students, designed student government website
  • Summer 2013: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds on Orbital Apex Syndrome, University of Iowa
  • Spring 2013: Carver College of Medicine Ophthalmology Liaison Committee Member
  • Spring 2012: Medical Pathology II Tutor and USMLE Step I Tutor
  • Fall 2012: Medical Pathology I Tutor and Introduction to Human Pathology Case Analysis Guide
  • Summer 2010: Medical Education Community Orientation, Atlantic, Iowa
  • Summer 2010: Volunteer Camp Counselor, Muscular dystrophy week, Camp Courageous, Monticello, Iowa
  • Summer 2008: International Medical Mission trip to the Dominican Republic
  • 2006-2008: Spring Break Service Trip Volunteer/Coordinator, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Kansas City Society of Ophthalmologists and Otolaryngologists
  • Kansas City Society of Ophthalmologists and Otolaryngologists Journal Club
  • Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
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Retina Associates, LLC

Retina Associates, LLC is an advanced medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of retinal, macular, and vitreous diseases. Together, our eye care physicians belong to various prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Retina Specialists

Our mission is to help every patient preserve or restore their sight through our advanced treatment options. To discuss your needs with one of our doctors, request an appointment online or call us at (913) 831-7400.

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