Tennessee orthopedic surgeon killed by patient: Police

An orthopedic surgeon was shot and killed by a patient at Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics in Collierville, Tenn., on July 11, the clinic confirmed, according to WMC-TV.

A suspect, who was a male patient at the clinic, shot a healthcare worker in an exam room, Collierville police told media outlets. Campbell Clinic has identified Benjamin Mauck, MD, as the shooting victim.

Police in the Memphis, Tenn., suburb had not released the name or age of the accused shooter as of July 11. According to police social media accounts, the suspect was taken into custody, and the incident was a single shooting. 

According to the Campbell Clinic website, Dr. Mauck joined the staff in August 2012, and specialized in elbow surgery and hand and wrist surgery. He also saw pediatric patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, and was recently named a 2023 Top Doctor in Memphis.

In its statement shared with The Commercial Appeal July 11, Campbell Clinic said:

"Earlier today, we experienced a single shooter event inside our Collierville clinic.

"We are shocked and heartbroken to confirm the incident resulted in the tragic loss of one of our highly respected and beloved physicians, Dr. Ben Mauck. We ask that you please lift his family in prayer.

"During this difficult time, we will be working through many details and will keep you updated as we are able.

"We have decided to close all Campbell Clinic locations tomorrow, July 12 and will communicate the reopening of all facilities at a later time.

"We appreciate our local law enforcement officers who responded within minutes. We will continue to work closely with authorities as this remains an active investigation.

"Our priorities remain Faith, Family and Patient Care. At this time, we ask for your prayers for the entire Campbell Clinic family, as well as for the privacy of Dr. Mauck's family."

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