Ricky R. Savjani, MD, PhD

Dr. Savjani was born outside of Chicago, IL and grew up around Houston, TX. His combined his interest in computers and the brain by majoring in EE/CS as well as brain and cognitive sciences at MIT. There, he developed a growing interest in understanding the organization of the human brain, which led him to study neuroimaging while pursuing an MD/PhD at Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Savjani’s PhD work involved mapping how saccadic eye movements are represented spatially across the human superior colliculus, as well as a variety of structural and functional MRI projects. He made a brief return to Chicago for his transitional year at the University of Chicago (North Shore) before joining the Radiation Oncology Residency Program at UCLA.