Dr. Rob Gore was born in Buffalo, NY but raised in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of both Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Gore is an attending physician and clinical assistant professor at Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder and executive director of KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative), a hospital, school and community-based youth violence intervention prevention and empowerment program targeting teens and young adults that have been injured as a result of violence or at risk for violent and recurrent violent injury. Dr. Gore is also the founder and director of the Minority Medical Student Emergency Medicine (MMSEM) Summer Fellowship, which is a mentoring and enrichment program for underrepresented minorities interested in Emergency Medicine with a focus on project development. Dr. Gore serves as a consultant for Clinique Espérance et Vie in Terrier Rouge (Northern Haiti), working towards establishing a regional health care system in the northern part of Haiti. He is on the advisory board for EMEDEX International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the global promotion and advancement of emergency medicine, disaster management and public health.
Emergency physicians discover firsthand early in their residencies how violence and trauma is a recurrent problem in the United States. For Dr. Rob Gore, as a young, African-American resident, witnessing this cycle of violence became personal. In his residency, Dr….