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State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Mary Pauline Fox, M.D.

Mary Pauline Fox, M.D.

"Unwavering commitment to superb medical care"

"I was nine years old-as surveys show, the 'normal' age for deciding when to be a doctor-when it hit me. Don't ask me why, but it did. With my grandmother's help, I saved my pennies until I could buy Dorland's Medical Dictionary and Gray's Anatomy from a chiropractor's widow. Then I trudged a mile-and-a-half home with them!"

Hal Rogers
Photo of Maroulla Gleaton, M.D.

Maroulla Gleaton, M.D.

"Patience, passion and perseverance!"

"I have naturally liked helping people all my life, plus I was someone who wanted a profession. Being a doctor is a life profession, an art as well as a science, and you only understand the 'calling' until you've practiced for a while."

Thomas H. Allen
Photo of Lani Graham, M.D.

Lani Graham, M.D.

"Public health champion for the underserved!"

"I wanted to do something of service to others which, at the same time, would be constantly challenging and useful wherever I happened to be. I ultimately chose medicine because I thought I might spend more time in developing nations, but that wasn't the way it went."

Tom Allen
Photo of Sheila Levin, M.D.

Sheila Levin, M.D.

"Practicing Medicine Across the Generations"

"I like the practice of gastroenterology. I call it the "happy specialty." People don't usually die, and I often find myself interacting with three generations, grandmother, mother, and daughter, which I find rewarding."


Photo of Linda Fried, M.D.

Linda Fried, M.D.

"World-class researcher, activist and advocate..."

"I was a history major who never thought of medical school. For five years after graduation, I worked as a paralegal, a patient advocate at a free health care clinic, on an assembly line in a jam, jelly and fruitcake factory and even tried to get into the carpenter's union before becoming a welfare case worker, which is what led me, at last, to health care. I decided I could make a difference, so I went back to school to become a physical therapist but a friend told me I'd have a hard time taking orders from a doctor. So I decided to go to medical school!"

Benjamin L. Cardin
Photo of Pamela A. Lipsett, M.D.

Pamela A. Lipsett, M.D.

"Outstanding Surgical "Intensivist" and Teacher"

"For me, restoring the patients to well being while they are in the surgical intensive care unit is one of the greatest rewards imaginable."

Benjamin L. Cardin
Photo of Bernice Sigman, M.D.

Bernice Sigman, M.D.

"Outstanding Educator"

"I'm most proud of my time spent as Assistant Dean of Students. My legacy, I hope, will be that I helped some medical students become good and caring physicians."

Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin
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