Nimisha Savani named as Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs at UT Southwestern

   Nimisha Savani named as Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and
                      Public Affairs at UT Southwestern

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical
Center today announced the appointment of Nimisha Savani as Vice President of
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs. In her role, Ms. Savani will
report to Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, and will be
responsible for leading all of the Medical Center's communications and
marketing programs.


"Nimisha's broad communications and marketing experience and solid
understanding of the health care industry, along with her leadership
qualities, will be an asset to UT Southwestern," Dr. Podolsky said. "She is
recognized for her strong business acumen, innovative marketing, and astute
communications counsel."

Prior to joining UT Southwestern in January, Ms. Savani spent 11 years at
ConvaTec Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer of medical devices. During the
last four years at ConvaTec, she served as Vice President of Corporate
Marketing, Communications, and Executive Operations and was part of the team
that lead the company's divestiture from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

"I am honored to be joining UT Southwestern at such an exciting time for the
Medical Center," said Ms. Savani. "I look forward to working with the
leadership team to drive even greater awareness of the groundbreaking
research, and excellence in clinical care and education that is being
delivered by the outstanding faculty and staff of this internationally
recognized institution."

Prior to ConvaTec, Ms. Savani was Director of Brand Equity and Product
Management for InvestorForce Holdings, and held roles in brand marketing for
the Campbell Soup Company. She began her career in marketing and management
for Royal Bank of Canada. Ms. Savani has a bachelor's degree in Psychology
from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Villanova University. She
currently participates as a Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of

About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the premier medical centers in the nation, integrates
pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education.
The institution's faculty has many distinguished members, including five who
have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985.Numbering more than 2,700, the
faculty is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to
translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT
Southwestern physicians provide medical care in 40 specialties to more than
100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee nearly 2 million outpatient visits a

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