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Dr. Rob Gore

b. July 1976

A black & white photo of a smiling African American man wearing glasses and standing in front of a blurry ambulance in he background.
[Dr. Rob Gore], date unknown. Image Courtesy of Dr. Rob Gore.

After becoming a physician in his native Brooklyn, Dr. Rob Gore saw that a healing was needed—one that went beyond the practicalities of medicine and tapped into the power of community.

An emergency physician at King’s County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, Gore is also the founder of the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI). The nonprofit offers alternatives to the number of at-risk youths who Gore found himself treating in the ER after they’d become victims of the violence that pervaded their neighborhoods. Through KAVI, Gore offers group mentoring, teacher training, therapeutic response to victims, leadership camps, conflict de-escalation training, and more. The trauma that has been inflicted upon his community has inspired Dr. Rob Gore to empower a generation of young adults to take hold of their potential and heal their world.


Tariku Shiferaw