Dr. Chana Sacks is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Co-Director of the MGH Center for Gun Violence Prevention and an editor at the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University, completed medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and residency and Chief Residency in the Department of Medicine at MGH.
Dr. Sacks then completed a general medicine research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, earning a Master of Public Health from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. After completing fellowship, Dr. Sacks joined the faculty at MGH and used her public health training to launch a career dedicated to tackling one of the nation’s toughest problems: firearm related violence. In 2019, she co-founded the MGH Center for Gun Violence Prevention.
In her clinical work, Dr. Sacks cares for patients admitted to MGH where she supervises medical students and residents. Since 2014, she has worked at the NEJM, initially as an editorial fellow and then, after returning following Chief Residency, as the editor of Images in Clinical Medicine. In 2021, she was named Editor-at-Large at the NEJM and the Executive Editor of a new journal published by the NEJM Group, NEJM Evidence.
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