Surgeon shot and killed by patient in exam room

A prominent hand doctor in Memphis, Dr. Benjamin Mauck, was tragically killed on Tuesday when he was shot by a patient in his examination room. The police have described the incident as a targeted attack. The shooting took place at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Memphis, and the suspect was apprehended by officers near the clinic’s entrance. The motive behind the attack and the identity of the accused gunman have not been released by the authorities.

Dr. Benjamin Mauck, a renowned orthopedic surgeon, was fatally shot by a patient in his examination room at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Memphis. The incident occurred on Tuesday at 2pm and has been described by the police as a targeted attack. The suspect was apprehended by officers near the clinic’s entrance on Poplar Avenue. The authorities have not yet disclosed the name, age, or motive of the accused gunman, who was reportedly seen pacing the facility before carrying out the shooting.

Dr. Mauck, 43, was highly regarded by his patients, who praised him for his kindness, humor, and intelligence. Many credited him with saving their lives through his vital work as an orthopedic surgeon. He leaves behind his wife and two young children. Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane expressed his shock and described the incident as “horrific” and “terrible.” He clarified that it was not a mass shooting but rather a one-on-one interaction within an exam room.

Dr. Mauck was recognized as one of Memphis’ top doctors in a recent feature by Memphis Magazine and the national medical group Castle Connolly. He specialized in treating sports injuries, trauma, cancer, and soft-tissue defects. His expertise extended beyond orthopedics, encompassing other specialties such as plastic surgery and neurology. Dr. Mauck had also served as the head of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

In the wake of the tragedy, Campbell Clinic has decided to close all its locations on July 12th and will communicate the reopening of facilities at a later time. The clinic expressed its shock and heartbreak over the loss of Dr. Mauck.

Following the news of Dr. Mauck’s untimely death, numerous tributes poured in on social media. Former patients and colleagues shared their heartfelt condolences and memories of the doctor. Many expressed their gratitude for his exceptional care and the positive impact he had on their lives.