Jonathan Savant, MHS, PA-C

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Jonathan Savant, MHS, PA-C, is a physician assistant with the Division of Nephrology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Psychology - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Degree

MHS in Physician Assistant Studies - Drexel University, Philadelphia PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Physician Assistant

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Kidney disease
Chronic pain




Savant JD, Betoko A, Meyers KEC, Mitsnefes M, Flyorgann JT, Townsend RR, Greenbaum LA, Dart A, Warady B, Furth SL (2017). Vascular stiffness in children with chronic kidney disease. Hypertension, 69:863-869.

Hui WF, Betoko A, Savant JD, Abraham AG, Greenbaum L, Warady B, Moxey-Mims MM, Furth SL (2017). Assessment of dietary intake of children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatric Nephrology, 32:485-494


Beitel M, Peters S, Savant JD, Cutter CJ, Cecero JJ, Barry DT (2015). The psychometric properties of the Iowa Personality Disorder Screen in methadone-maintained patients: An initial investigation. Journal of Personality Disorders, 29:131-144.


Savant JD, Furth SL, Meyers KEC (2014). Arterial stiffness in children: Pediatric measurement and considerations. Pulse, 2:69-80.

Barry DT, Savant JD, Beitel M, Cutter CJ, Schottenfeld RS, Kerns RD, Moore BA, Oberleitner L, Joy MT, Keneally N, Liong C, Carroll KM (2014). The feasibility and acceptability of groups for pain management in methadone maintenance treatment. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 8:338-344.

Cutter CJ, Schottenfeld RS, Moore BA, Ball SA, Beitel M, Savant JD, Stults-Kolehmainen MA, Doucette C, Barry DT (2014). A pilot trial of a videogame-based exercise program for methadone maintained patients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 47:299-305.


Savant JD, Barry DT, Cutter CJ, Joy MT, Dinh A, Schottenfeld RS, Fiellin DA (2013). Prevalence of mood and substance use disorders among patients seeking primary care office-based buprenorphine/naloxone treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 127:243– 247.

Barry DT, Savant JD, Beitel M, Cutter CJ, Moore BA, Schottenfeld RS, Fiellin DA (2013). Pain and associated substance use among opioid dependent individuals seeking office-based treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone: A needs assessment study. The American Journal on Addictions, 22:212-217.


Barry DT, Savant JD, Beitel M, Cutter CJ, Moore BA, Schottenfeld RS, Fiellin DA (2012). Use of conventional, complementary and alternative treatments for pain among individuals seeking primary care treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 6:274-279.

Beitel M, Savant JD, Cutter CJ, Peters S, Belisle N, Barry DT (2012). Psychopathology and pain correlates of dispositional optimism in methadone-maintained patients. The American Journal on Addictions, 21:S56-62.


Barry DT, Beitel M, Breuer T, Cutter CJ, Savant JD, Peters S, Schottenfeld RS, Rounsaville BJ (2011). Group-based strategies for stress reduction in methadone maintenance treatment: What do patients want? Journal of Addiction Medicine; 5:181-187.

Garnet B, Beitel M, Cutter CJ, Savant JD, Peters S, Schottenfeld RS, Barry DT (2011). Pain catastrophizing and pain coping among methadone-maintained patients. Pain Medicine, 12:79-86.

Barry DT, Beitel M, Breuer T, Cutter CJ, Savant JD, Schottenfeld RS, Rounsaville BJ (2011). Conventional and unconventional treatments for stress among methadone-maintained patients: Treatment willingness and perceived efficacy. The American Journal on Addictions, 20:137-142.