Dec 02

Health Equity – Carving Out A Better Tomorrow


Medical School for International Health Global Health Forum
Dr. Joseph V. Sakran
Director, Emergency General Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Alumnus, BGU’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH)
Wednesday, December 02, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. ET
11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. MT
9:00 a.m. PT

Dr. Joseph V. Sakran is a trauma surgeon, MSIH alumnus, coalition builder, policy advisor, public health practitioner, and nationally recognized advocate for gun violence prevention. He is currently director of emergency general surgery, associate professor of surgery, and associate chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. A survivor of gun violence himself, Dr. Sakran’s interest in medicine and trauma surgery began after a stray bullet nearly killed him during his senior year of high school. He has subsequently dedicated his life to treating the most vulnerable, reducing health disparities among marginalized populations, and advancing public policy that alleviates structural violence in low-income communities.