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State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Nancy Auer, M.D.

Nancy Auer, M.D.

"Leader in emergency medicine and disaster preparedness"

"For me, the most important thing is to make a difference. I try not to see challenges as obstacles. I like to look at barriers as puzzles that I can help solve."

Former Representative Jennifer Dunn
Photo of Carla Greenbaum, M.D.

Carla Greenbaum, M.D.

"Gifted Leader in Diabetes Clinical Research"

"In my work, I'm trying to bridge the gap between science and health. How do you take clinical research and translate it into something that helps people with diabetes?"

Former Representative Jennifer Dunn
Photo of Margaret Allen, M.D.

Margaret Allen, M.D.

"Heart Transplant and Organ Donor Pioneer"

"I like fixing problems-in or out of the operating room. Cardiac surgery is a field where you can watch physiology in action. You see the heart beating, identify the problem and fix it, then watch the heart function better right before your eyes."

Jim McDermott
Photo of Wylie Burke, M.D.

Wylie Burke, M.D.

"Leading medical ethicist, historian and human genetics expert"

"I've always been interested in the relationship of genetics to clinical care, and I've had the good fortune to have opportunities in both genetics and medicine. I am a great believer in learning to use science wisely and well."

Jim McDermott
Photo of Ann C. Collier, M.D.

Ann C. Collier, M.D.

"Prominent HIV/AIDS researcher and clinician"

"The most rewarding aspect of my work is the progress we've made in managing people with HIV. People with HIV can now get on and live a full life. That's a huge difference from what it was before."

Jim McDermott
Photo of Ramoncita R. Maestas, M.D.

Ramoncita R. Maestas, M.D.

"Clinician and Educator Serving the Underprivileged"

"Family medicine is a wonderful practice; it allows you to practice birth to death medicine, and be involved in the overall health of the whole family, and that's a great privilege for me."

Jim McDermott
Photo of Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D.

Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D.

"Leader in Research and Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis"

"I've been blessed in my career. I started working on cystic fibrosis at a time when some great advances were being made. We've been able to help a lot of children, and I love working with children. They face everything with such courage--it's inspiring."

Jim McDermott
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