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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 Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D.

Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D.

"Women's Cancer Crusader"

"I decided that I really wanted to make an impact in life and make sure that people remembered I existed. My illness motivated me to think about ways to prevent cancer and diagnose it early."

Nancy L. Johnson
Photo of Stephanie Abbuhl, M.D.

Stephanie Abbuhl, M.D.

"Passionate Leader and Teacher in Emergency Medicine "

"Emergency medicine is a real challenge. Each patient is different; each patient comes in with problems that require a quick and accurate diagnosis. I love that challenge."

Sen. Arlen Specter
Photo of Kathleen Hittner, M.D.

Kathleen Hittner, M.D.

"Inspiring Hospital Leader, Educator, and Clinician"

"My parents taught me to do something with my life. They got up at four in the morning to work. I always liked helping people, and medicine has given me that opportunity."

Rhode Island
Lincoln Chafee
and Jack Reed
and Patrick J. Kennedy
Photo of Barbara Roberts, M.D.

Barbara Roberts, M.D.

"Astute clinician, author, deeply caring healer…"

"I was determined to be a doctor. I wanted to be something that was very far from the norm for women in those days and being a doctor was about as far as you could get."

Rhode Island
Lincoln Chafee
Photo of Lynn C. Epstein, M.D.

Lynn C. Epstein, M.D.

"Renowned Psychiatrist, Educator, and Advocate "

"My passion is to bring people together and help them work with each other. Throughout my career, I've tried to build programs that create opportunity for others to do good things."

Rhode Island
Patrick Kennedy
and Lincoln Chafee
and Jack Reed
Photo of Sallie Carter, M.D.

Sallie Carter, M.D.

"Taking to the road to serve the neediest children!"

"My grandfather was a country doctor and all my life I heard how 'Faddy' would treat patients right on the front porch. He never turned anyone away and, of course, they were poor and paid him in chickens and what not. So I thought of a doctor as being a service provider…"

South Carolina
J. Gresham Barrett
Photo of Dana Latour, M.D.

Dana Latour, M.D.

"Determined, forward-looking healer"

"I decided to become a doctor after I had already begun a career as a medical technologist."

Marsha Blackburn
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