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Several pictures of doctors who are featured on the Local Legends web site



State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Suzanne Landis, M.D.

Suzanne Landis, M.D.

"Creative champion of health care for the indigent"

"My father was a GP and I always wanted to be like him, to interact with the patients and their families, helping them as much as possible...even their emotional needs."

North Carolina
Charles H. Taylor
Photo of Maureen Hack, M.D.

Maureen Hack, M.D.

"Internationally recognized expert on premature babies"

"My interest in premature babies started as a teenager, when I spent my summer vacations as a nurse's aid at a Leprosarium outside Pretoria, caring for premature babies who had been born to women with leprosy and removed from their care."

Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Photo of Beatrice Lampkin, M.D.

Beatrice Lampkin, M.D.


"Since I had polio when I was a child, I've been around doctors my entire life. But I always wanted to go to medical school. My grandfather was a general practitioner."

Former Rep. Rob Portman
Photo of Clara D. Bloomfield, M.D.

Clara D. Bloomfield, M.D.

"Leukemia expert, prodigious researcher, mentor"

"When I was five or six, I told my Mom I had decided I wanted to be a doctor, and she said, “Go for it!”"

Deborah Pryce
and Patrick J. Tiberi
Photo of Charis Eng, M.D.

Charis Eng, M.D.

"World-class physician-scientist and cancer geneticist"

"My fourth grade health science class first inspired me to become a doctor. I was especially fascinated by the idea of medical discoveries and applying medical research to clinical care."

Deborah Pryce
Photo of Rebecca Jackson, M.D.

Rebecca Jackson, M.D.

"Pioneering in understanding and treating osteoporosis"

"From an early age I have always been fascinated trying to understand how body systems interact. In second grade, for instance, I was doing experiments in building heart muscles and my mother and neighbors taught me about dissection. In seventh grade I knew I wanted to be an endocrinologist, especially after an experiment in which I increased the fertility of mice ten-fold by changing their endocrines."

Deborah Pryce
Photo of Carole Miller, M.D.

Carole Miller, M.D.

"Pioneering neurosurgeon, researcher and teacher"

"I don't know why, but when I was five years old and in first grade, I decided I was going to be a doctor. I even told Santa Claus, 'I'm going to be a doctor!'"

Deborah Pryce
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