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MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
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."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Gail P. Jarvik, M.D.

Gail P. Jarvik, M.D.

"Pioneer in Medical Genetics"

"I've always been fascinated by genetics and helping improve people's health through genetics."
Internal Medicine

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."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.

Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.

"Physician-Scientist and Leading Cardiovascular Researcher"

"I get satisfaction from so many different aspects of my career including running a laboratory, studying science, teaching and taking care of patients. But, if I were forced to say what I enjoy most, it's the process of telling a scientific story."
Internal Medicine

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."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Jan Kirk Carney, M.D.

Jan Kirk Carney, M.D.

"The Public's Doctor"

"I had a fifth grade teacher who would talk about her husband, who was a hospital intern, so I became really interested in science and medicine, and went on to become a doctor myself!"
Internal Medicine

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[2 min, 57 sec]
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Photo of Jean Sumner, M.D.

Jean Sumner, M.D.

"First a nurse, now the hometown doctor..."

"Poor people, old people and people who work all day and come home to find their children sick and have nobody to call on. That's why I decided to become a doctor."
Internal Medicine

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