Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Robert Gore is a dynamic lecturer, speaker, activist and emergency medicine physician based in Brooklyn, NY. For close to 20 years, in both his personal life and professional career, Dr. Gore has explored and continues to develop programming and solutions focusing on community violence, and other disparities affecting urban and global health. Dr. Gore is one of the 2018 CNN Heroes alongside other humanitarians from around the world. He is a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar, which is a leadership program for people doing social impact work, coordinated by the presidential libraries of past U.S. presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon Johnson.
Dr. Gore is an attending physician and clinical assistant professor at Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, he went to the State University of New York at Buffalo for medical school. He then completed his emergency medicine residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he was chief resident. Dr. Gore was the assistant program director for the Kings County-SUNY Downstate Emergency Medicine Residency Program (the largest Emergency Medicine training program in the U.S.) for four years. He is also the founder and executive director of the KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative), a hospital, school and community-based youth violence intervention prevention and empowerment program targeting teens that have been injured because of violence or at risk for violent and recurrent violent injury.
He is the founder and director of the Minority Medical Student Emergency Medicine (MMSEM) Summer Fellowship, a mentoring and enrichment program for under-represented minorities interested in Emergency Medicine with a focus on project development.
Dr. Gore has lectured around the U.S, the Caribbean, South America and Asia and has worked in East Africa, Haiti and South America. Since 2008 he has been working as a consultant for Clinique Espérance et Vie in Terrier Rouge (Northern Haiti) and working towards establishing a regional healthcare 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.
In his free time, Dr. Gore is an avid snowboarder and is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the Renzo Gracie Fight Academy in Brooklyn, NY.