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MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Beatrice Lampkin, M.D.

Beatrice Lampkin, M.D.


"Since I had polio when I was a child, I've been around doctors my entire life. But I always wanted to go to medical school. My grandfather was a general practitioner."

Photo of Bernice Sigman, M.D.

Bernice Sigman, M.D.

"Outstanding Educator"

"I'm most proud of my time spent as Assistant Dean of Students. My legacy, I hope, will be that I helped some medical students become good and caring physicians."

Photo of Betty A. Lowe, M.D.

Betty A. Lowe, M.D.

"Outstanding Pediatrician and Educator "

"I like science; the idea of doing something that isn't always the same. And life as a pediatrician is definitely unpredictable!"

Photo of Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D.

Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D.

"Leader in Research and Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis"

"I've been blessed in my career. I started working on cystic fibrosis at a time when some great advances were being made. We've been able to help a lot of children, and I love working with children. They face everything with such courage--it's inspiring."

Photo of Donna O'Hare, M.D.

Donna O'Hare, M.D.

"Basic health should be a right for everyone!"

"I was influenced from an early age to become a doctor. My mother and I lived with my grandparents and my grandmother was wheelchair-bound; we never knew the cause. And when I was eleven, my grandfather died at home, of cancer. Then during high school, I volunteered for the March of Dimes, working with kids with polio. Later in college, I was a swimming director for the New York Times Fresh Air Fund and worked with the first mixed group of handicapped and "normal" children. That's when I was convinced I wanted to be a doctor!"
New York

Photo of Eleanor Eller, M.D.

Eleanor Eller, M.D.

"Dedicated to a Healthy Sumter County!"

"I told my teachers I wanted to be a nurse…and they told me to go to medical school!"

Photo of Elena L. Marin, M.D.

Elena L. Marin, M.D.

"A Passion for Improving the Lives of Those Around Her"

"Connecting with children and their families and showing them that you care is the first step in developing a trusting relationship and the most important part of being a doctor. It is that special relationship that is so vital in practicing the art of medicine."

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