Department of Pathology, Section of Clinical Pathology


Office Phone: (706) 721-2092
Office Address: BAE - 2576

Associate Professor of Pathology

Residency Program Director

Appointment Date
July 2012

Appointment Type
Full Time

Medical College of Georgia; MD 2007
University of Georgia; BS 2003

Residency & Fellowships
Stanford University; Hematopathology 2011-2012
Medical College of Georgia; Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology 2007-2011

Major Interests
Leukemia / Lymphoma
Breast Pathology

Research Areas
Leukemia / Lymphoma

Teaching Areas
Phase II pathology - Acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, breast pathology.

Resident - Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (T, B and NK cell lymphomas), reactive lymph nodes, Hodgkin lymphoma.

Selected Publications

Savage NM, Kota V, Manaloor E, Kulharya A, Pierini V, Mecucci C, Ustun C. Acute leukemia with CALM-AF10 fusion gene: Diagnostic and treatment struggle. Cancer Genet Cytogenet 2010;202(2):129-132.

Savage NM, Fortson T, Schubert M, Chamberlain S, Lee J, Ramalingam P. Isolated Russell body duodenitis. Dig Dis Sci 2011;56(7):2202-2204.

Ustun C, Savage NM, Gotlib J, Bhalla K, Manaloor E,  George TI. Systemic mastocytosis with associated clonal hematological non-mast-cell lineage disease: A case review. Am J Hem 2012;87(2):191-193.

Savage NM, Johnson RJ, Natkunam Y. The spectrum of lymphoblastic, nodal and extranodal T-cell lymphomas: characteristic features and diagnostic dilemmas. Hum Pathol 2013;44(4):451-471.

Savage NM, Johnson RJ, Gotlib J, George TI.  Myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms with FGFR1 abnormalities: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.  Am J Hem 2013;88(5):427-430.

Savage, NM, George TI, Gotlib J. Myeloid Neoplasms Associated with Eosinophilia and Rearrangement of PDGFRA, PDGFRB and FGFR1: A Review. Int J Lab Hematol 2013;35(5):491-500.

Johnson RC, Savage NM, Chiang T, Gotlib JR, Cherry AM, Arber DA, George TI. Hidden Mastocytosis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(8;21)(q22;q22). Am J Clin Pathol. 2013;140(4):525-535.

Rogers HJ, Vardiman JW, Anastasi J, Raca G, Savage NM, Cherry AM, Arber D, Moore E, Morrissette JJ, Bagg A, Liu YC, Mathew S, Orazi A, Lin P, Wang SA, Bueso-Ramos CE, Foucar K, Hasserjian RP, Tiu RV, Karafa M, Hsi ED. Complex or monosomal karyotype and not blast percentage are associated with poor survival in acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome patients with inv(3)(q21q26.2)/t(3;3)(q21;q26.2): a Bone Marrow Pathology Group study. Haematologica. 2014;99(5):821-829.

Shi M, Savage N, Salman H, Morice W. A Case of Lymphoproliferative Disorder of NK-Cells: Aggressive Immunophenotype but Indolent Behavior. Clin Case Rep. 2015;3(9):740–743.

Ren M, Qin H, Wu Q, Savage NM, George TI, Cowell JK. Development of ZMYM2-FGFR1 driven AML in human CD34+ cells in immunocompromised mice. Int J Cancer. 2016;139(4):836-840.