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Meet Dr. Kristen Savola
Director of Augusta Health La Vie Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology
and La Vie Medi-Spa
Dr. Kristen Savola is a board-certified dermatologist who has been serving medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology patients at Augusta Health since 2007. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery, the Women's Dermatologic Society, and the Medical Society of Virginia.
Dr. Savola is a magna cum laude graduate of the university of Vermont, received her Master's degree in educational psychology from Harvard University, and attended medical school at Columbia University where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors. Prior to dermatology, Dr. Savola completed residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and fellowship training in infectious diseases at Stanford University and has been board-certified in both of these specialties. She moved to Virginia for her residency in dermatology and the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where she served as chief resident and completed her training in 2005. Prior to moving to this area, Dr. Savola practiced dermatology at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek, California where she served as Director of Cosmetic Services for the Diablo Service Area at Kaiser.
Dr. Savola brings a unique background and experience in medicine and dermatology to Augusta Health. She has experience in a broad array of general, surgical, cosmetic, and laser procedures and provides general medical and surgical dermatology care for patients of all ages. In addition, she has significant expertise and interest in cosmetic dermatology and is committed to helping and educating patients about their skin to improve their overall skin health.