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Dr. Joseph V. Sakran is the board chair and chief medical officer for Brady, leading the organization’s efforts to lift the voices of healthcare professionals in the gun violence prevention movement. Dr. Sakran is currently the only medical professional serving as the board chair of a gun violence prevention organization and is the first chief medical officer of a gun violence prevention organization.

An award-winning researcher and pioneer in promoting firearm injury prevention, Dr. Sakran’s dedication to his field is rooted in his lived experience of trauma from gun violence. 

At the age of 17, Dr. Sakran was nearly killed after being shot in the throat with a 38-caliber bullet after a high school football game.

An active leader at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Dr. Sakran serves as the executive vice chair of Surgery, director of Clinical Operations for Surgery, and associate professor of Surgery and Nursing. His public health research — specifically on firearm injury prevention — has been recognized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Academy Health.

Dr. Sakran gained international prominence in 2018 when the NRA told doctors concerned about gun violence to “stay in their lane” and avoid addressing the topic. Dr. Sakran spoke out to illustrate that healthcare professionals are on the frontlines of this epidemic. In response, Dr. Sakran launched @ThisIsOurLane, a grassroots movement of medical professionals committed to reducing firearm injuries and deaths.

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We’re Led by Gun Violence Survivors

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We are unique in the movement in that we are survivor-founded and survivor-led. Our leaders and team members who are gun violence survivors deeply understand the solutions that will save lives. We fight because we want to do everything in our power to make sure that no other family suffers the pain and loss of losing a loved one to gun violence.

Each time you choose to engage with Brady, you’re furthering our lifesaving mission.

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