Dr. Kurush Savabi grew up in West Lafayette. His father was an engineering professor and his mother was a nurse at the hospital, so when he graduated West Lafayette High School he was torn between healthcare and engineering. Dr. Savabi ultimately majored in engineering, while also doing his pre-dental courses at IUPUI. In addition to his studies, he was very active on campus. He was a student ambassador for the School of Engineering, Treasurer of the Student Government, as well as a TA for multiple courses. In his senior year, Dr. Savabi was honored as the Top Male Student of IUPUI.
With multiple summer internships in engineering and time spent shadowing dentists under his belt, Dr. Savabi knew he wanted to be a dentist. After graduation, Dr. Savabi stayed in Indy and went to IU School of Dentistry. He fell in love with all aspects of dentistry – the fine detail in each procedure, the advanced technology of the field, and the patient relationships he could not get in engineering.
During his final year of dental school, Dr Savabi was elected as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow as helped start the IU Dental School Student Outreach Center. The Student Outreach Center is a free dental center that has dental students provide care on Saturdays. He still volunteers as a faculty mentor there.
Dr. Savabi began his career in Richmond, Indiana. A year later he was introduced to his future wife, Nadia, who was a nurse at Riley Hospital. Nadia is also an Indiana girl, born and raised in Muncie. The two of them decided to move to Tampa, Florida and explore the beach life. After almost two years of sunshine, they decided they missed their friends, family, and the midwest hospitality, so they moved back to Indy.
Dr. Savabi and his wife love spending time with their friends and family, and especially their french bulldog, Hugo! They both love to travel, cook, and stay active any way they can – especially if it’s basketball.