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MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Kim Templeton, M.D.

Kim Templeton, M.D.

"Dedicated orthopaedic surgeon and educator"

"The most rewarding part of my work is seeing patients diagnosed with really serious problems overcome their illnesses after surgery. Years later they are going to college, working and living normal lives."

Photo of Mary I. O'Connor, M.D.

Mary I. O'Connor, M.D.

"World-renowned orthopedic surgeon"

"I'm blessed that I can work everyday at something I love. My greatest rewards are from my patients. They come to me and they trust me and let me become almost part of their family."

Photo of Mary Krueger, D.O.

Mary Krueger, D.O.

"Physician – soldier, fighter for women and children"

"I love science and am fascinated by how the human body works, and I have a strong interest in public health, in helping to create the conditions for better health, such as vaccinations to prevent disease, and clean water and improved health education."
Osteopathic Medicine

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[3 min, 31 sec]
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Photo of Neeta Kohli-Dang, M.D.

Neeta Kohli-Dang, M.D.

"Huntsville's Own...via Kenya and Canada!"

"I like to work with people, to help them and see them get better..."

Photo of Linda Brodsky, M.D.

Linda Brodsky, M.D.

"Putting women and children first"

"I was very close to my aunt and uncle—he was a doctor—and in my teenage and early college years, they were exceptionally supportive of me and my wish to become a doctor."
New York

Photo of Barbara Atkinson, M.D.

Barbara Atkinson, M.D.

"Renowned educational leader, clinician and researcher"

"I love the opportunity to build new programs and recruit faculty here in the medical center. I enjoy the energy and challenges of the job. It's a way to make a difference."

Photo of Juliana Grace Szakacs, M.D.

Juliana Grace Szakacs, M.D.

"Leading Educator and Pathologist"

"Teaching medicine has undergone huge changes. You can't just read a chapter from a book. As teachers we need to bring the students closer to patients so they learn about dealing with people. Medical students need to see real patients and conduct real medical interviews."

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