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MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Tracy L. Stevens, M.D.

Tracy L. Stevens, M.D.

"Leading Advocate for Women's Cardiac Health"

"The biggest challenge now in cardiology is making women aware of the risks of heart attack and stroke. We've created awareness with men; now we need to do the same for women."
Cardiovascular Disease

Photo of Mary Fontana, M.D.

Mary Fontana, M.D.

"Childhood dreamer and determined barrier-breaker"

"Growing up, I was surrounded by doctors and the study of medicine. I couldn't help but be affected by my family's enthusiasm for the subject."
Cardiovascular Medicine

Photo of Mae Harrington Cardwell, M.D.

Mae Harrington Cardwell, M.D.

"Pioneering Advocate for Women in Medicine"

"Dr Cardwell lived one of the most interesting and helpful lives imaginable. Being a pioneer woman physician she was met everywhere with opposition by men physicians so she was compelled to fight her way to prominence by sheer merit."
Child Health

Photo of Lesly Tamarin Mega, M.D.

Lesly Tamarin Mega, M.D.

"Activist, teacher, mentor, role model and mother"

"I had to make a decision about becoming a doctor at 17 years of age because of the unusual program I would be in-six years for a bachelor's degree and an MD. We took our undergraduate arts courses during the summers; it was really intense. But I wanted to be a doctor"
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
North Carolina

Photo of Ana Maria Lopez, M.D.

Ana Maria Lopez, M.D.

"The "doctor to see" along the Arizona-Mexico border "

"Both of my parents are doctors–pathologists, so that had a significant impact on me; I grew up around it. I was always interested in helping people and wanted to care for patients."
Clinical Medicine

Photo of Debra Litzelman, M.D.

Debra Litzelman, M.D.

"Leading medical educator and clinical teacher"

"I started out in psychology wanting to understand the workings of the human mind and the human body. When I became a physician, I knew I wanted to help others toward being physicians."
Clinical Teaching

Photo of Dana Latour, M.D.

Dana Latour, M.D.

"Determined, forward-looking healer"

"I decided to become a doctor after I had already begun a career as a medical technologist."

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