John Joseph Savarese, M.D.

John Savarese
Dr. Savarese, a native of New York, received his training in anesthesiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in neuromuscular physiology and pharmacology under Richard Kitz and in the laboratories of several scientists at Burroughs Wellcome Co. Dr. Savarese is known for his research in the development, chemistry, metabolism, pharmacology, and clinical application of the benzylisoquinolinium class of relaxants. Following a 17-year career at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dr. Savarese moved to Cornell University Medical College (Weill Medical College of Cornell University) and The New York Hospital (New York-Presbyterian Hospital) in 1989, where he is Professor and Chairman.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Belmont MR, Hashim MA, Mook, RA et al. Preclinical pharmacology of GW280430A (AV430A) in the rhesus monkey and in the cat. A comparison with mivacurium. Anesthesiology 2004: 100:835-45

Belmont MR, Lien CA, Tjan J, Bradley E, Stein B, Patel S, Savarese JJ (2004) Clinical pharmacology of GW280430A in humans. Anesthesiology 100:768-773

Heerdt PM, Kang R, The A, Hashim M, Mook RJ, Savarese JJ (2004) Cardiopulmonary effects of the novel neuromuscular blocking drug GW280430A in dogs. Anesthesiology 100:846-851