Dr. Rob Gore
Dr. Rob Gore is an activist and attending emergency medicine physician at Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. For close to 20 years, in both his personal life and professional career, he has explored and continues to develop programming and solutions focusing on community violence, and other disparities affecting urban and global health. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He is the co-founder and Co-chair of the Health Tech and Innovation Center at Kings County Hospital, an innovation hub dedicated to improving community health equity through tech and design. He is the founder 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 a TED Resident and speaker, a CNN Hero and 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.