Baltimore doctor is shot and wounded in attempted carjacking during morning drive to hospital

A Baltimore trauma surgeon was raced to his own Ward on Friday after he was shot in an attempted carjacking on his way to work.

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Dr. Madhu Subramanian, 38, was ambushed by two dark-colored cars that tried to block him in around 7am at the 1110 block of E. 36th Street in Northeast Baltimore, near the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard, according to CBS Baltimore.

Neighbor Menchin Liu told the outlet that two armed Suspects demanded Subramanian get out of his car – and when the surgeon drove off, instead, they shot him.

He was rushed to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he works in acute care surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care and burn care, for surgery.

Thankfully, despite being shot multiple times, Subramanian survived and has since been released.

His fellow trauma surgeon, Dr. Joseph Sakran, detailed his shock at seeing his colleague as a critically-injured patient. He wrote that he initially thought that the news of the shooting was an April Fool’s Day prank.

‘As a Survivor of #GunViolence and a Trauma Surgeon at @hopkinsmedicine, I’ve seen this public health crisis from numerous vantage points,’ he tweeted Friday evening.

‘Despite my own experience, nothing prepares you when the person you have to take care of is one of your own … In the heat of the moment, we often compartmentalize the emotion that goes along with caring for these injured patients … How do you do that when it’s one of your own? ‘

Trauma surgeon Dr. Madhu Subramanian, 38, was raced to his own Ward at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Friday after he was shot in an attempted carjacking on his way to work

Subramanian was shot multiple times around 7 am at the 1110 block of E. 36th Street in Northeast Baltimore, near the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard (pictured).  Responding officers found the injured doctor nearby at the 1200 block of that street

Subramanian was shot multiple times around 7 am at the 1110 block of E. 36th Street in Northeast Baltimore, near the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard (pictured). Responding officers found the injured doctor nearby at the 1200 block of that street

Subramanian's wife, Erica Hodgman (pictured left), is also employed at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as a Pediatric surgeon

Subramanian’s wife, Erica Hodgman (pictured left), is also employed at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as a Pediatric surgeon

Subramanian specializes in acute care surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care and burn care at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he has worked since 2020, according to the hospital's website

Subramanian specializes in acute care surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care and burn care at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he has worked since 2020, according to the hospital’s website

Subramanian has worked at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center since 2020 alongside his wife, Erica Hodgman, who is a pediatric surgeon.

His hospital has since released a statement saying they were ‘survived this horrific incident’.

‘Dr. Subramanian was not seriously injected and has been treated and released, ‘according to an email sent by Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul Rothman and Johns Hopkins Health System President Kevin Sowers to The Baltimore Sun.

‘Unfortunately, our community, like so many others around the city, has experienced a troubling increase in crime in recent weeks that affects us all,’ the email continued. ‘News like this is understandably upsetting and can provoke fear and anxiety.’

‘We are so grateful they survived this horrific incident and will be ok,’ Sakran wrote.

Dr. Joseph Sakran, detailed his shock at seeing his colleague as a critically-injured patient

Dr. Joseph Sakran, detailed his shock at seeing his colleague as a critically-injured patient

Sakran, who was nearly killed by a stray bullet in high school, said that gun violence is a 'public health issue' in the crime-riddled city, writing that 'we have the opportunity and responsibility to do better'

Sakran, who was nearly killed by a stray bullet in high school, said that gun violence is a ‘public health issue’ in the crime-riddled city, writing that ‘we have the opportunity and responsibility to do better’

Councilwoman Odette Ramos, whose district includes the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside neighborhood where the Subramanian was shot, said the incident took place near Baltimore City College High School, where classes start at 7.45 am.

‘There were students and lots of people out,’ she told the Sun. ‘It’s really disturbing.’

The Baltimore Police Department has yet to announce a suspect or arrest in the shooting, and could not be reached by DailyMail.com for comment.

Sakran, who was nearly killed by a stray bullet in high school, said that gun violence is a ‘public health issue’ in the crime-riddled city, writing that ‘we have the opportunity and responsibility to do better.’

For the past seven years there has been an average of one homicide every 30 hours in Baltimore, with the city recording more than 300 homicides each year.

As of April 2, there have been 72 homicides and 171 shooting incidents in the city, according to the Baltimore Police Department.

Carjackings are up by 67 percent, with 135 carjackings reported so far this year compared to 81 at the same time last year, according to the Department’s latest crime statistics. Robberies within the city are up by 20 percent, the Sun reported.

Dr. Subramanian (pictured top center) was 'not seriously injected and has been treated and released,' according to an email sent by Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul Rothman and Johns Hopkins Health System President Kevin Sowers to The Baltimore Sun

Dr. Subramanian (pictured top center) was ‘not seriously injected and has been treated and released,’ according to an email sent by Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul Rothman and Johns Hopkins Health System President Kevin Sowers to The Baltimore Sun

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