By Margaret Wong '10
Not satisfied with merely saving lives as an emergency room doctor at UC Davis Medical Center, Garen Wintemute M.D. ’77 works to prevent people from becoming his patients in the first place. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer in gun violence research and was among the first to look at the problem of gun violence as a public health issue.
His interest in injury prevention was first realized while he volunteered in Cambodia shortly after it was liberated from the Khmer Rouge regime.