Professor David Savage
Professor David Savage is a medical consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and research group leader in the Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS).
He completed specialist medical training in South Africa before moving to Cambridge in 1999. His research has predominantly focused on understanding the molecular basis of human insulin resistance which underpins the links between obesity and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. Together with colleagues in the IMS, he set up and leads a Specialist Clinical Service for patients with lipodystrophy and other forms of severe insulin resistance. His group uses a wide range of experimental approaches conducting studies in cells, model organisms and patients.
He has been involved in supervising first year medical students at Peterhouse since 2000.