Thursday, October 5, 2017
Dr. Christopher Fisher '93
In terms of a definition for a true hero, the nation and the world has been gripped by the inspiring example of Seton Hall alumnus and New Jersey native Dr. Christopher Fisher '93. Fisher, who graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology in May 1993, is the Medical Director of Trauma Services at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where more than 200 victims of the Las Vegas music festival shooting were taken on Sunday, October 1.
As Fisher worked throughout the night, he treated people with wounds all over their bodies, he told NPR's Rebecca Hersher. "We had people shot in the head, shot in the spine, chest abdomen, extremities." The gunman fired from above into a crowd of about 20,000 people and "a lot of the gunshot wounds went side to side, so you anticipate that people were either running away or ducking."
As the University community joins the nation in prayers for the victims, their families and friends, we share our special gratitude with Dr. Fisher and his colleagues who have saved so many lives and continue to care for those wounded in this tragedy.
To learn more, watch this interview with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, as Dr. Fisher describes the aftermath of the Las Vegas music festival shooting.
Dr. Fisher describes the scene in this NPR interview with Rebecca Hersher.