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MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Audrey Penn, M.D.

Audrey Penn, M.D.

"Leading neurologist and neuromuscular scientist"

"If you are interested in science and medicine, then do it. It's not going to be easy. But there is a lot of exciting research out there to be done, with many opportunities in all areas of science and medicine. You just have to get out there and learn about it."

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."

Photo of Joanne Wojcieszek, M.D.

Joanne Wojcieszek, M.D.

"Leading educator in neurology and movement disorders"

"I watched NOVA, on PBS, and a show on Huntington's disease really fascinated me. I guess you could say I was inspired to go into medicine by that show.I want students to understand that treating patients is not just about medicine, but also about the human connection to the patient."

Photo of Marilyn Mollman Rymer, M.D.

Marilyn Mollman Rymer, M.D.

"Leader in Treatment of Stroke and Alzheimer's"

"I love to work on the answer to puzzles, and the brain is the greatest puzzle of all. I went into neurology in 1970, and there have been huge changes in the field since. In over 30 years of practice there has been so much progress in the treatment of strokes, but I feel there is lots more to be discovered."

Photo of Carole Miller, M.D.

Carole Miller, M.D.

"Pioneering neurosurgeon, researcher and teacher"

"I don't know why, but when I was five years old and in first grade, I decided I was going to be a doctor. I even told Santa Claus, 'I'm going to be a doctor!'"

Photo of Lucena Axtell, M.D.

Lucena Axtell, M.D.

"Pioneer in Women's Health Care and Community Medicine"

"A woman far ahead of her time, she represents the ideal of what women physicians can do and accomplish."

Photo of Barbara Bradley, M.D.

Barbara Bradley, M.D.

"Leader in OB/GYN Care for the Underserved"

"I love working in OB/GYN. It's a combination of medical and surgical specialties that gives you a real opportunity to affect a pregnancy, a patient's health, and an infant's well being."
Obstetrics and Gynecology

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