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State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Ruth Long, M.D.

Ruth Long, M.D.

"Caring pediatrician committed to community and family"

"For me, medicine was the perfect combination of science and service. Early on, I knew I would be in the sciences but it wasn't until I was in college that I decided on a life of helping people as a doctor."

Marsha Blackburn
Photo of Val Vogt, M.D.

Val Vogt, M.D.

"Experienced, caring practitioner..."

"I chose medicine because it would be a good job I could do wherever I lived."

Marsha Blackburn
Photo of Deborah German, M.D.

Deborah German, M.D.

"Dedicated Leader in Medical Research and Education"

"I love education and teaching medicine. You meet and help shape the values of a whole generation of young physicians."

Jim Cooper
Photo of Mildred Stahlman, M.D.

Mildred Stahlman, M.D.

"Creator of world's first newborn Intensive Care Unit"

"When she was about 11, Stahlman was given a microscope. "I looked at flies' wings and bugs," she recalls. "A cousin of mine had a chemistry set, which I envied greatly." About this time, she decided she would be a doctor when she grew up."

Jim Cooper
Photo of Susan Sloan, M.D.

Susan Sloan, M.D.

"Fulfilling a lifelong dream to nurture and heal..."

"I knew I wanted to be a physician ever since I was four years old. While every other child was dressing up their dolls, I was performing surgery on mine. I would take on any opportunity to nurture and heal; I had an innate desire to help. Naturally, this led to an interest in science and medicine at an older age."

William L. Jenkins
Photo of Evelyn Ogle, M.D.

Evelyn Ogle, M.D.

"Leader for women in medicine in Tennessee"

"When I was in medical school in the 1940s, there was a quota system. No more than a dozen women a year were supposed to graduate. Now you see in any graduating class at medical school that 50 percent or so are women. I'm most proud that in some small ways I've helped with that change."

Harold Ford Jr.
Photo of Nancy Dickey, M.D.

Nancy Dickey, M.D.

"Leader and Advocate in Health Affairs"

"My greatest reward is the people I've met and worked with. People are central to everything I do."

John R. Carter
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