Michael Savitt, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians. He provides expert eye care at the office in Libertyville, Illinois. Dr. Savitt chose ophthalmology so that he could take care of people and one of their most cherished senses, their eyesight.
After graduating from Rush Medical College (Rush University) in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Savitt went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He returned to Chicago for his glaucoma fellowship training at the University of Illinois Hospital’s Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI).
Dedicated to his profession, Dr. Savitt is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO). He is the former president of the Chicago Glaucoma Society (CGS).
In addition to patient care at North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians, Dr. Savitt is an associate professor at Rush University Medical Center and a clinical instructor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, both in Chicago.
Dr. Savitt specializes in treating and managing glaucoma and problems affecting the retina like macular degeneration and diabetes-related eye conditions. A highly skilled ophthalmologist, Dr. Savitt uses medical, surgical, and laser treatments to manage his patient’s eye care needs.
What makes Dr. Savitt most grateful is when he can use his expertise to improve a patient’s quality of life.