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Dr. Sakran makes frequent appearances in print and on television. He has written numerous opinion pieces for The Atlantic and CNN.com, and his work has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, MSNBC, CNN, The Israeli Times, O Magazine, and The Pell Center’s Story in the Public Square. He has also testified multiple times in front of Congress on gun violence prevention

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Dr. Sakran makes frequent appearances in print and on television. He has written numerous opinion pieces for The Atlantic and CNN.com, and his work has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, MSNBC, CNN, The Israeli Times, O Magazine, and The Pell Center’s Story in the Public Square. He has also testified multiple times in front of Congress on gun violence prevention

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Yahoo Finance, October 12, 2020

The Atlantic, July 11, 2019

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USA Today, October 27, 2020 | Dr. Shikha Jain, Dr. Olaoluwa Fayanju, Dr. Joseph V. Sakran, Dr. Vineet Arora, Dr. Ali Khan

"The coming weeks and months will be dark as we continue to experience the repercussions of Trump’s callous inaction, but you have the ability to shape how this story ends. We urge all Americans to elect leadership that is morally responsible, unwilling to allow the political manipulation of science. The lives of the American people depend on it." 

Newsweek, October 26, 2020 | Dr. Alice Chen, Dr. Ali Khan, Dr. Edward Sheen, and Dr. Joseph V. Sakran

"The lives we encounter every day in the clinics, hospitals and trauma centers in which we work make clear: eliminating the ACA would be reckless, dangerous and damaging to the American people."

ABC News, August 23, 2020

“‘For the vaccine to be effective, the public would also need to be willing to be vaccinated, especially in the case of rapid ‘emergency use authorizations,’ Dr. Joseph Sakran, a trauma surgeon and public health expert at Johns Hopkins Hospital, told ABC News. ‘The public has to know that the vaccine being produced is safe and effective. It will be critical that the cornerstone pieces of the normal process are incorporated prior to issuing an emergency use authorization for a vaccine product.’ "

Fairfax Connection, September 23, 2020

“When we think about what’s going on in our country, we’re really facing a public-health crisis when it comes to gun violence,” said Sakran. “And as Americans, we have both the possibility and responsibility to ensure that we’re making communities safe for citizens.”

CNN Opinion, April 8, 2020

“One day -- very soon, we hope -- when this is all behind us and the health care community and policymakers can frankly assess our Covid-19 response, in order to prepare for future pandemics, it will be critical that we address the need for infrastructure that would allow family members to interact with patients in isolation. Whether this means connecting families through personal tablets for a video chat or putting in hospital-based systems to allow for video streaming, as some are doing now, more hospital systems must build these more systemically into their palliative plans and provide funding to make them happen.”

CNN Opinion, March 19, 2020

“Americans are responding to the growing coronavirus pandemic by stocking up on essentials like toilet paper, eggs, milk -- and deadly guns and ammunition. But all of that firepower is likely to do more harm than good, as Americans continue to grapple with the anxiety and uncertainty ahead.”

Oprah Magazine, January 2020

"From that day on, Sakran knew he wanted to treat gun violence outside the operating room, and later that year, after 26 people were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, he got to work. He subsequently completed a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and received national attention in 2014 when he started the grassroots advocacy group Doctors for Hillary, which supported Clinton’s gun control platform.

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Press Release for U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson, February 4, 2019

“‘It is my honor to join Congressman Mike Thompson at the State of The Union,’ said Dr. Sakran. ‘His strong voice on ending gun violence in America is a clear demonstration of his commitment on ensuring the safety of the American people.’”

The Times of Israel, December 2, 2018

“In recent weeks social media has been awash in bloody hospital scenes. Grouped under the #ThisIsOurLane hashtag, the photos and videos are posted by American physicians and nurses who want the public to see the aftermath of treating victims of gun violence.”

Fresh Air - NPR, November 28, 2018

“‘When it comes to gun violence, Sakran says, ‘a lot of times people talk about statistics and numbers, but I think it's so important to move beyond that, because these aren't just numbers — these are people. These are fathers, mothers, members of the community that we interact with day in and day out.’"

The New York Times, November 13, 2018

“‘Firearm violence continues to be a public health crisis in the United States that requires the nation’s immediate attention,’ members of the American College of Physicians wrote, adding that restrictions should be lifted on gun-violence research conducted by the C.D.C. and other government agencies.’”

CNN Opinion, November 11, 2018

“The medical community -- including nurses, medics, technicians, pharmacists, social workers and doctors -- stand on the front lines of caring for victims of gun violence. We see the physical damage inflicted by gunshot wounds, and we also witness the pain of those victims they leave behind. So you might imagine our surprise on November 7 when the National Rifle Association told us to stay in our lane and not get involved in issues of gun violence that go beyond treating the bodily damage that results.”

Medical School for International Health - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, November 10th, 2018

Market Watch, October 11, 2017

“‘I’ve seen this from multiple sides, having been a victim then, now as a provider,’ he said. The experiences have motivated him to ask, ‘How do we work to effect change on a population level?’”

People Magazine, September 29, 2017

“Joseph Sakran was 17 and celebrating his high school football team’s first game of the 1994 season when he found himself on the ground choking on his own blood.”

CNN Opinion, August 29, 2017

“Today, I am on a mission to help others impacted by gun violence. As a former patient, and a surgeon who continually witnesses firsthand the effects of gun violence on victims and their families, I have a great deal of experience to draw from.”

Baltimore Sun, November 27, 2016

"‘More than ever it's going to be important for us to really take a concerted effort to say that this is not a Democratic issue, not a Republican issue. This is an American issue,’ he said.”

American College of Surgeons, 2014

“Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, a general surgeon from Fairfax Station, VA, received the 2014 Surgical Resident Volunteerism Award for developing long-term interventions aimed at reducing the global burden of surgical disease, participating in numerous international disaster relief efforts, and compiling an abundance of medical supplies for communities of low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).”