Donald S. Gann, M.D.

Dr. Donald Gann M.D. founded Shock Therapeutics Biotech in 2017 to advance a discovery he and his research partner Dan Darlington PhD. made in Dr. Gann's lab at University of Maryland School of Medicine and Shock Trauma. Dr. Gann passed away in February 2020 leaving his trusted team to advance this discovery.

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  • 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 Departments

  • Dr. Gann founded and ran many different departments and medical organizations – 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 leadership appointments at hospitals, journals, and medical societies including serving as President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma from 1987 - 1988.

  • Dr. Gann was a member of the Society of Friends, whose humanitarian work led him to become Chairman of the American Friends Service Committee, a large non-profit working to take action across the globe to promote lasting world peace and justice.

  • Dr. Gann studied Philosophy and Physics at Dartmouth College (A.B. 1952) and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (M.D. 1956).