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MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Eve Shapiro, M.D.

Eve Shapiro, M.D.

"Dedicated champion of accessible health care for all!"

"I wanted to be a doctor since I was six years old. I heard stories of people getting sick and then getting better, and I wanted to help heal them. I also loved science and working with people."

Photo of Jonnie Horn McLeod, M.D.

Jonnie Horn McLeod, M.D.

"Caring pediatrician and addictions treatment expert"

"My father was a doctor and starting at age 13, I used to make house calls with him, helping to deliver babies. I once even stitched up a man's ear when his car wrecked outside our home!"
North Carolina

Photo of Leslie Boyer, M.D.

Leslie Boyer, M.D.

"International authority and antivenin researcher..."

"I grew up in the desert and was always outdoors. I loved the creatures of the desert and thought everybody loved snakes, spiders and Gila Monsters."

Photo of Lorene Eckberg, M.D.

Lorene Eckberg, M.D.

"Mother of four, pediatrician and volunteer..."

"Being a doctor fulfills my dream of helping people; of making a difference in their lives."

Photo of Lucy Culpepper, M.D.

Lucy Culpepper, M.D.

"The Spirit of Community Based Health Care..."

"I became interested in medicine when I was an undergraduate. A wonderful adviser of mine took me under her wing and I went on from there, taking a biomed program in the summers to prepare for Meharry. What I like most about being a doctor is taking care of the babies, of watching them grow up."

Photo of Margaret M. Parker, M.D.

Margaret M. Parker, M.D.

"Pediatric Intensive Care Champion"

"The most rewarding part of my job is taking care of a really sick child who gets well and goes home, and then the parents bring him or her back for a follow up and I can tell them their child is cured. That's a really wonderful feeling."
New York

Photo of Maureen Hack, M.D.

Maureen Hack, M.D.

"Internationally recognized expert on premature babies"

"My interest in premature babies started as a teenager, when I spent my summer vacations as a nurse's aid at a Leprosarium outside Pretoria, caring for premature babies who had been born to women with leprosy and removed from their care."

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