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State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Palma Formica, M.D.

Palma Formica, M.D.

"Leader in Family Medicine"

"I always wanted to be a doctor. When my family bought me dolls, I'd take them apart and operate on them."

New Jersey
Frank Pallone Jr.
Photo of Gloria A. Bachmann, M.D.

Gloria A. Bachmann, M.D.

"Leading expert and educator on women's health"

"I'm a teacher at heart. My biggest thrill is seeing clinicians I've helped train become humane, caring physicians that I'd trust myself or my family with. I really believe that teaching the next generation of physicians is the most important and satisfying work I do."

New Jersey
Frank Pallone, Jr.
Photo of Satty Keswani, M.D.

Satty Keswani, M.D.

"Pioneer in treating infertility..."

"It's easy to lose sight of the plight of women who can't have children, though they want them. My whole career is devoted to understanding infertility and helping women to achieve parenthood."

New Jersey
Frank Pallone, Jr.
Photo of Carolyn E. Bekes, M.D.

Carolyn E. Bekes, M.D.

"Critical Care Pioneer and Leader"

"I like taking care of very sick people. You see what the problem is and you take immediate action. It's demanding work, and you're pulled in many directions, but there is a tremendous satisfaction in meeting the challenges that come at you."

New Jersey
Jim Saxton
Photo of Barbara L. McAneny, M.D.

Barbara L. McAneny, M.D.

"Cancer Care Pioneer"

"I've learned a lot from my cancer patients, and every day I see their courage. There have been so many advances in the field and now we actually cure people all the time who years ago would have been lost. And there is a silver lining to cancer - you learn what is important in life, and not to sweat the small stuff."

New Mexico
Tom Udall
Photo of Dorothy Lane, M.D.

Dorothy Lane, M.D.

"Distinguished researcher, teacher and mentor"

"I was inspired by my father, who was a physician and wonderful role model. His office was in our home, so medicine was a part of my daily life from early childhood, and patients were a part of our extended family. As a matter of fact, you could say that medicine is a family condition, since my brother, husband, son and daughter-in-law are also physicians!"

New York
Timothy H. Bishop
Photo of Margaret M. Parker, M.D.

Margaret M. Parker, M.D.

"Pediatric Intensive Care Champion"

"The most rewarding part of my job is taking care of a really sick child who gets well and goes home, and then the parents bring him or her back for a follow up and I can tell them their child is cured. That's a really wonderful feeling."

New York
Timothy Bishop
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