Donald Gann, M.D.


  • Dr. Gann is a distinguished academic in the fields of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Surgery and has established Shock Trauma centers at numerous institutions.

  • He has over a half century of experience practicing medicine and surgery, where he specialized in trauma and the endocrine system.

  • Dr. Gann has experience at leading institutions including Johns Hopkins University, The National Institutes of Health, Case Western Reserve, Brown University, and the University of Maryland, and their affiliated hospitals.

  • At Case Western Reserve, he helped create and was the first Director of one of the first Biomedical Engineering Department in the world.

  • Dr. Gann has founded and run many different departments – he was appointed as Director of the first Emergency Medicine program at Hopkins and was an advisor during the creation of the first Emergency Medical Systems in Maryland before moving to Rhode Island where he created their Emergency Medical System.

  • He has also held numerous other high-level administrative appointments at hospitals, journals, and other medical societies.

  • Dr. Gann is a longtime Quaker, whose humanitarian and religious work led him to become Chairman of the American Friends Service Committee, a large religious non-profit working to take action across the globe in a wide array of areas working to promote lasting world peace and justice.

  • Dr. Gann studied Philosophy and Physics at Dartmouth College and then attended Medical School at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Dr. Gann passed away in February 2020, leaving his daughter Susan and his grandson Lewis responsible for carrying out his mission to bring his discovery to the patients and healthcare providers who so desperately need it.

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