Dr. Sarah Mildred Gamble obtained her Medical Degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2004. She completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine through New York Medical College at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Gambles extensive training at this 415-bed academic hospital that provided Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants, emergency medicine, multispecialty critical care services and advanced cardiovascular procedures more than prepared her for diagnosing and managing most any patient who walks through our doors. She obtained her board certification in Internal Medicine in 2009 and recertified as a diplomat in 2019.
She has earned her certification in plant-based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell foundation at Cornell University. She has been integrating the basic tenets of health through nutrition since that time. Dr. Gamble is currently working towards a certification in Functional Medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine headquartered in Washington. Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach towards determining how and why illness occurs. By addressing the root cause, rather than symptoms, Dr. Gamble can identify the complexity of disease and usually finds that one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions.
From 2007-2010, Dr. Gamble specialized in the serious and urgent medical care of hospitalized patients at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT. While there she served as the Assistant Program Director for In-Patient Teaching in the Department of Medicine through Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She also sat on the Stamford Hospital Foundation Board to raise awareness and funds to support the healthcare needs of the local underserved population.
In 2009, the organization honored Dr. Gamble with an Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Future Physicians award, and in 2010 she was recognized for her Devoted Service to the Highest Ideals of the Medical Profession. Even though she no longer cares for patients in the hospitalized setting, Dr. Gamble maintains her academic appointment as an Instructor in Clinical Medicine to continue educating and training the next generation of Americas physicians.
Greenwich Pure Medical
In 2010, Dr. Gamble came to realize that our current health care system, which is based on illness and injury, fails every patient at almost every visit. She opened Greenwich Pure Medical, LLC to proactively work towards health and wellness with each patient on an individualized basis.
Realizing that neither Medical school nor traditional medical training taught her anything about the role of nutrition in the prevention and progression of disease, she obtained her advanced certification in plant-based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell foundation at Cornell University. She has been integrating the basic tenants of health through nutrition since that time.
Commitment to Service
From 2009-2016 she voluntarily served as the Police Physician for the Town of Greenwich Police Department, in Greenwich, CT offering round-the-clock availability to law enforcement officers and their families with any medical needs. In addition to providing her medical services when needed, she received her Civilian Instructor Certification from the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council, enabling her to educate law enforcement officers on physical wellness and the importance of preventing illness and injury
She also created and presented educational lectures to members of the International Association of Chief of Police; the world’s largest professional association for police leaders. From 2010-2013 as an associate member of the police physicians’ section, she lectured chiefs of police from all over the world on how small measures designed to improve the health of their law enforcement officers could translate into safer community interactions.
Acknowledging her expertise in law enforcement health and wellness, she was invited to join the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Task Group to help develop universal guidance for the Medical Evaluation of Law Enforcement Offices.
Though currently on sabbatical, for over 7 years Dr. Gamble spent two Saturday mornings a month volunteering her medical services at the AmeriCares Free Clinic located in South Norwalk, CT.
She also proudly serves as Medical Director for Heartbeat International Ministries, a registered 501c3 organization founded and run by her family that coordinates relief and charitable efforts to feed, clothe, and provide medical treatment to the poor and hungry around the world. Heartbeat works wherever help is needed and has fed over 180,000 people, administered both routine and critical medical and dental care, dug 11 fresh-water wells, built three schools, opened a women’s job training facility, and both established and maintain three children’s homes throughout Senegal, Kenya, Zambia, Trinidad, Tobago, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York City.
Covid and our Community
Dr. Gamble believes that now more than ever, civic responsibility is critical to surviving the COVID-19 pandemic. In February of 2020, she was sworn in as a civil volunteer to the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Medical Reserve Corps. Currently, she has been volunteering 2 days a month vaccinating eligible Connecticut residents with the Coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Gamble recognizes that our healthcare system is beset with inequalities that have a disproportionate impact on people of color and other marginalized groups, including gaps in health insurance coverage, access to service, and poorer health outcomes for certain populations. With the goal of helping to redesign our system so there is equal access for all, Dr. Gamble ran for and was appointed to a four-year term on the Town of Greenwich Board of Health. Her position on the Board is to provide oversight and guidance by helping identify community public health priorities and creating policies and regulations that will enable the Department of Health to protect both residents and the environment.