Top surgeon at OHSU on gun violence: ‘One death is too many’
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – As the number of shootings in our area continues to increase, trauma surgeons are now treating more victims of gun violence.
“These victims they tend to be young, maybe they had dinner with their family, everything was okay and suddenly they’re dead,” Martin Schreiber, Chief of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery at OHSU, said. “The family is frequently not expecting any issues and they go from everything being okay to a relatively normal family life to being told that their family member is dead.”
Over the past two years, Schreiber said he’s treated significantly more gunshot victims in the Portland area.