Described as a visionary who looks directly into the face of social evil and
speaks to patients in the language of the heart, A. Janelle Goetcheus, M.D., has
been a powerful force for more than 25 years in ensuring that District of
Columbia homeless and indigent persons receive quality health care.
As a companion gallery to the Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians exhibition at the National Library of Medicine, National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, Local Legends highlights the contributions of women physicians in rural and urban towns and cities throughout America. Nominated by a Congressional representative, each extraordinary local legend has made a positive, enduring contribution to the health care of their community and our country.
Meet the women physicians who are Local Legends in your community. Learn about the challenges they faced, their sources of inspiration, and their accomplishments. Click here to meet them
Celebrating the lives and achievements of America's women physicians