David G. Jacobs, MD, is a trauma and acute-care surgeon and the Vice-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Surgery at Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also serves as the Medical Director of Atrium’s Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program. He completed his medical education in New York City (Weill-Cornell Medical College) and his surgical training in Philadelphia (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) and in Cleveland (Case Western Reserve University Affiliated Hospitals). He also completed a research fellowship in Pediatric Surgery in Toronto (Sick Children’s Hospital) and a Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care fellowship in Baltimore (Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems-MIEMSS). Dr. Jacobs’ current responsibilities include teaching, research, patient care, and way too many administrative tasks. Closely related to his career as a trauma surgeon is his interest in violence prevention, reflecting his belief that today’s surgeons must also address the ethical, social, and political issues that so greatly affect the overall health and well-being of the patients for whom they provide care.