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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 Jeanne Montgomery Smith, M.D.

Jeanne Montgomery Smith, M.D.

" Trailblazer for Women in Medicine"

"I went into medicine because I wanted to help. When I was 16, I won a local art prize and everybody thought I'd be an artist, but I wanted to be a doctor. The next year, when I was 17, I started medical school."
Internal Medicine

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."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Karen Kinsell, M.D.

Karen Kinsell, M.D.

"From Times Square... to serve the rural poor "

"I wanted to go to medical school when I graduated from high school, but my college did not have a "pre-med" major... so, eventually, I moved to New York City and had the opportunity to run residential facilities for mentally ill homeless people for seven years. I decided I needed more education to have more power to help people, and that becoming a physician would give me that power."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Katherine Seibert, M.D.

Katherine Seibert, M.D.

"Energetic, caring and compassionate"

"When I was doing my doctorate in microbiology, I got extremely interested in immunology, especially of leukemia and lymphoma. But after two years of pure research, I missed working with people, so I went to medical school. I wanted to help people with cancer."
Internal Medicine
New York

Photo of Kimberly Damrow, M.D.

Kimberly Damrow, M.D.

"Dedicated to the Care of Veterans"

"I went into medicine with the idea that I could help. My mission has always been to provide care to people who might not have gotten it otherwise."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Linda Piwowarczyk, M.D.

Linda Piwowarczyk, M.D.

"Privileged to be ministering to the "best of humanity"..."

"My grandparents and parents inspired me to help other people. They lived lives of service, my grandparents helping many Polish immigrants to survive the Depression and my parents carrying on in their tradition."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Lisa Kaplowitz, M.D.

Lisa Kaplowitz, M.D.

"Leader in Public Health and Emergency Preparedness"

"For me the most important reward is to know you made a difference in your community, that you contributed something and helped others."
Internal Medicine

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