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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 Mindy Fain, M.D.

Mindy Fain, M.D.

"Driving force in geriatric understanding and care"

"My dad was a first generation immigrant from Latvia-with seven brothers and sisters-and was a strong believer in social justice. He always stressed the importance of education and fairness for all, and medicine appealed to me as a way of serving the impoverished and disenfranchised."

Jim Kolbe
Photo of Myra Lee Muramoto, M.D.

Myra Lee Muramoto, M.D.

"Inspirational anti-tobacco innovator, educator and advocate "

"I don't come from a medical family. I was thinking of being an artist but became interested in being a doctor when my mother became ill with diabetes in my sophomore year of high school. I then did a professional internship to find out more and was matched with Dr. Winter Griffith, founder of the University of Arizona's family medicine program. And that's when I got interested in family medicine."

Jim Kolbe
Photo of Eve Shapiro, M.D.

Eve Shapiro, M.D.

"Dedicated champion of accessible health care for all!"

"I wanted to be a doctor since I was six years old. I heard stories of people getting sick and then getting better, and I wanted to help heal them. I also loved science and working with people."

Jim Kolbe
Photo of Gillian Hamilton, M.D.

Gillian Hamilton, M.D.

"Hospice and Palliative Care Leader "

"I try to honor my patients and listen to them. I want them to feel that they have control, that they have help, and that they can have meaning in their lives at this most difficult time. The most important thing about the end of life is to make each moment the best possible."

John Shadegg
Photo of Betty A. Lowe, M.D.

Betty A. Lowe, M.D.

"Outstanding Pediatrician and Educator "

"I like science; the idea of doing something that isn't always the same. And life as a pediatrician is definitely unpredictable!"

Rep. Vic Snyder
Photo of Jacqueline Parthemore, M.D.

Jacqueline Parthemore, M.D.

"Assuring the best health care for America's veterans!"

"The most important thing in my work is people treating people, both staff and patients, the way they themselves want to be treated. That's the key to quality medical care."

Susan A. Davis
Photo of M. Ellen Mahoney, M.D.

M. Ellen Mahoney, M.D.

"Superb Surgeon and Breast Cancer Visionary"

"I entered medical school in 1976, when my first child was six months old and after putting my first husband through law school. My love of science coupled with my social conscience influenced my decision— I wanted to contribute the most that I could for as long as possible. So in my quest for the most useful life I could live, medicine looked like the biggest challenge. Add to that the fact that women in medicine – much less mothers in medicine! – were pretty unusual, I just couldn't resist the challenge."

Anna G. Eshoo
and Mike Thompson
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