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State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Judith Mates, M.D.

Judith Mates, M.D.

"Participating in 3,000 miracles, one by one..."

"Since I was nine years old, I've wanted to spend my life helping people."

Nancy Pelosi
and Barbara Boxer
and Dianne Feinstein
Photo of Ilena J. Blicker, M.D.

Ilena J. Blicker, M.D.

"Dedicated neurologist and caregiver"

"I try to help my patients live their lives and improve the quality of their lives even when I can't cure them."

Adam B. Schiff
Photo of Paula M. Verrette, M.D.

Paula M. Verrette, M.D.

"Leader in the Fight against Childhood Asthma and Obesity"

"I grew up in a large family with no health insurance. Now I have a chance to give back. I do what I do because I see the future in the eyes of each child I treat."

Adam B. Schiff
Photo of Nancy A. Ellerbroek, M.D.

Nancy A. Ellerbroek, M.D.

"Leading Educator and Director of Radiation Oncology"

"With radiation oncology you can really help a lot of people. Cancer survivors need special care and special follow up. It's a great feeling to see people for follow up when things are going well."

Brad Sherman
Photo of Debra R. Judelson, M.D.

Debra R. Judelson, M.D.

"Passionate proponent of women's heart health"

"I'm passionate about raising women's awareness of heart disease. Our biggest challenge is helping our patients understand their risk."

Brad Sherman
Photo of Ellen Irma Tamagna, M.D.

Ellen Irma Tamagna, M.D.

"Endocrinology Leader and Medical Educator"

"Treating diabetes involves so much education–not just of the patient but for the doctors treating the patient. A good physician can really help improve the physical condition of a patient and give that patient a sense of control over the illness."

Brad Sherman
Photo of Judith Currier, M.D.

Judith Currier, M.D.

"Leader in AIDS Research and Community Education"

"At Beth Israel in Boston I met people in the hospital and clinic who taught me so much about medicine and life. Here was this devastating illness, AIDS, that nobody really understood, but there was also a tremendous need and opportunity to help fight a baffling disease."

Henry Waxman
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