Brooklyn, NY (CNN)As an emergency physician at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Rob Gore has faced many traumatic situations that he’d rather forget. But some moments stick with him.
“Probably the worst thing that I’ve ever had to do is tell a 15-year-old’s mother that her son was killed,” Gore said. “If I can’t keep somebody alive, I’ve failed.”
Gore, a Brooklyn native, finds violent injuries particularly hard to stomach — a feeling compounded by the fact that many of the victims he treats are young men of color.