- Adult Neurology/Stroke Clinic
About Dr. S. Savedia-Cayabyab
Clinical Assistant Professor (Neurology) Community Neurologist
Special Interests: General Neurology, Stroke, MS, Headache
Bachelor of Science (Biology), McMaster University
Master of Science (Neuroanatomy), University of Western Ontario
Bachelor of Education, University of Western Ontario
Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurology), University of British Columbia
Dr. Savedia-Cayabyab's passion for the nervous system pre-dates her medical training. She was originally bound for a PhD in Neuroscience upon completion of a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario. However, she deviated from her original path upon finding inspiration from her mentor who was both a basic scientist and Neurologist. Her areas of research in the past included: Parkinson’s Disease, ALS and molecular models of neurodegenerative disease.
Her medical training began at the University of Toronto in 1999 and she completed her Neurology Residency at the University of British Columbia in 2004. She began her community neurology practice in New Westminster, BC while maintaining ties with the UBC Neurology Residency Program – welcoming medical students interested in the field to shadow her in a community setting. In 2004, she participated as one of 4 Neurologists who founded the Fraser Health MS Clinic at Burnaby Hospital- where she was involved in specialized patient care and MS education.
She moved to Saskatoon in 2007 where she currently practices as a community neurologist with an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine. She has some involvement in research activities through the Stroke Program but her primary interests are in patient care and teaching - which has always been a career goal.
She is a Neurologist at the Stroke Prevention Clinic at Royal University Hospital and is a Member of the Neurology Residency Training Committee. She is a lecturer for University of Saskatchewan Medical School and has been an invited speaker to educational events directed towards family physicians since 2007. Her postgraduate medical training has included preceptorships in MS and training in the use of Botox for migraine.
She welcomes the opportunity to teach medical students and residents and is particularly interested in mentoring/supporting women in medicine.