Good Doctors: This Is Our Lane

Added on Jul 18, 2019

This Is Our Lane
An episode from the Good Doctors: Stories from the Heart of Health Care series

Dr. Joseph Sakran was given a second chance at life after he survived a gunshot wound to the throat at age 17. The desire to provide this same opportunity to others is what compelled him to study medicine. Now a trauma surgeon in the emergency department at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Sakran created the Twitter handle “@ThisIsOurLane” to unite health care professionals across the country in one strong voice in the fight to end gun violence. He continues his battle by bringing his personal and professional experiences to his work at the intersection of medicine, public health, and public policy on a daily basis.