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Several pictures of doctors who are featured on the Local Legends web site

MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Clara D. Bloomfield, M.D.

Clara D. Bloomfield, M.D.

"Leukemia expert, prodigious researcher, mentor"

"When I was five or six, I told my Mom I had decided I wanted to be a doctor, and she said, “Go for it!”"
Internal Medicine

Photo of Constance C. Pittman, M.D.

Constance C. Pittman, M.D.

"Worldwide crusader against mental retardation..."

"I've been lucky. I was inspired to go into medicine and then later in life I found my second calling when I visited China and saw the tremendous problem of iodine deficiency there."
Internal Medicine

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."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Edith Irby Jones, M.D.

Edith Irby Jones, M.D.

"Pioneering African-American Physician and Advocate"

"We give little when we give only our material possessions. It is when we give of ourselves that we truly give. We have the comfort of knowing that our work is not to make a living, but to make a life, not just for ourselves or a select few, but life with its fullness for all, and especially providing the access to health care, which is our special charge. "
Internal Medicine

Photo of Eleanor S. Cantrell, M.D.

Eleanor S. Cantrell, M.D.

"Public Health and Rural Medicine Leader"

"I never dreamed I'd get to learn the things my job has taught me. I'm really blessed to be involved in public health and to work with inspiring, passionate people who motivate me to be better."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Elisabeth A. McKeen, M.D.

Elisabeth A. McKeen, M.D.

"Pioneer in Genetics of Breast Cancer"

"I always liked science. As far back as I can remember, I wanted to study cancer and what causes it, and then prevent it."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Elise C. Riley, M.D.

Elise C. Riley, M.D.

"Champion for Those Lacking Access to Health Care"

"The two biggest challenges in working for the uninsured and indigent in our clinic are trying to locate services for patients who need special care or follow-up–such as diabetics; and understanding the needs of our patients. We have a tremendous diversity in culture and language, and we always have to remember how hard it is for some patients to make their needs known."
Internal Medicine

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