Joseph V. Sakran is an assistant professor of surgery, director of emergency general surgery, and associate chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Sakran trained in general surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital and completed his fellowship in traumatology, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Sakran works with underprivileged and minority high school students, with a goal to improve care among vulnerable populations both domestically and abroad.
In 2017, Sakran was included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s Healthcare’s Leaders under 40. He serves in surgical organizations, most recently as chair of the Resident and Associate Society for the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He also serves on the Young Fellows Association’s governing council. Sakran is the vice chair of the ACS’s International Subcommittee for Operation Giving Back and chair of the Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Sakran completed the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program.
Sakran has a BS in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from George Mason University. He earned his medical degree from the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Sakran obtained an MPH with a focus on global health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He obtained an MPA from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.