Luke Savage serves as Director of European Operations and Acquisitions for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW), the leading source of capital for hospitals in the United States and Western Europe and the only U.S. healthcare REIT focusing exclusively on hospitals. He has been a part of MPT since 2007, serving in the Birmingham, AL corporate headquarters, the New York office, and currently is located in the company’s Luxembourg office. His responsibilities include sourcing, due diligence and selection of investment opportunities. During his career with MPT, the company’s portfolio has grown to more than 200 hospital properties in five countries, worth over $6 billion. A native of Dallas, TX, Mr. Savage earned a BBA in Accounting from Harding University in Searcy, AR. A Certified Public Accountant, he spent six years with Ernst & Young, concentrating on the telecom and e-commerce industries. He later worked as a Regional Controller in the Plano, Tx corporate headquarters of Triad Hospitals, handling a portfolio of more than 10 acute care hospitals. He then moved to Birmingham as assistant CFO of a Triad/CHS hospital, where he managed the Finance, Accounting and Materials Management departments. Mr. Savage with his wife and three children are transitioning from Birmingham, AL to Luxembourg City, Lux. He serves on the board of the Alabama Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is the current board chair for charity events.