Savarra Mantzor, MD is a pediatric hospitalist – a pediatrician who provides inpatient medical care for hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents. Her passions include advancement of medical education and quality improvement. She is currently obtaining a PhD in health professional education from the University of Cape Town. Through these activities, she hopes to facilitate improvement in common healthcare challenges faced in rural and globally diverse settings, and aid in the optimization of pediatric clinical teaching for medical students and residents.
Prior to joining St. Luke's, Dr. Mantzor served as faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and worked as a pediatrician in the Texas Children’s Global Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) program in Botswana. She completed the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pincus Global Health Fellowship program while in Botswana. Dr. Mantzor completed her pediatric residency at Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency program, where she also served as chief resident, and obtained her medical degree from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with Columbia University. She graduated with honors, magna cum laude from Seattle University with a bachelor's degree in general science with a minor in political science.