Senator Montgomery honors Dr. Robert Gore, 2018 CNN Hero

Senator Velmanette Montgomery is proud to honor constituent, Dr. Robert Gore, with a New York State Senate Legislative Resolution upon the occasion of his designation as a 2018 CNN Hero. Dr. Robert Gore is a visionary medical professional and inspirational leader who has devoted his career to saving and transforming the lives of others. 

Dr. Gore has worked in emergency medicine at trauma centers in both Chicago and New York City for the last 16 years.  Dr. Gore is an attending physician and clinical assistant professor at Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, he then went on to the State University of New York at Buffalo for medical school. He then completed his emergency medicine residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he was chief resident.

After treating victims of gun violence and comforting their grieving families, Dr. Gore decided to do more to address the cycle of violence plaguing our communities. Dr. Gore is the Founder and Executive Director of  KAVI, Kings Against Violence Initiative. KAVI is a hospital and school based youth violence intervention prevention and empowerment program targeting teens that have been injured as a result of violence or at risk for violent and recurrent violent injury.

Since 2009 and under the extraordinary leadership of Dr. Gore, the school and community programs are run by KAVI peer graduate and college students, some of whom were once in the program themselves, and utilizes a curriculum which focuses on mediation and conflict resolution for middle and high school age students.

To read Senator Montgomery's Legislative Resolution honoring Dr. Gore, visit

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