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MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Nancy Dickey, M.D.

Nancy Dickey, M.D.

"Leader and Advocate in Health Affairs"

"My greatest reward is the people I've met and worked with. People are central to everything I do."
Family and Community Medicine

Photo of Rizwan Shah, M.D.

Rizwan Shah, M.D.

"Devoted to Abused Infants and Children"

"When I started on this, there was nobody else available, so I volunteered myself. I came halfway across the world from where I was born, and I believe there must be a reason why I am here..."
Forensic Pediatrics with Focus on Abused Children

Photo of Sheila Levin, M.D.

Sheila Levin, M.D.

"Practicing Medicine Across the Generations"

"I like the practice of gastroenterology. I call it the "happy specialty." People don't usually die, and I often find myself interacting with three generations, grandmother, mother, and daughter, which I find rewarding."

Photo of Linda Fried, M.D.

Linda Fried, M.D.

"World-class researcher, activist and advocate..."

"I was a history major who never thought of medical school. For five years after graduation, I worked as a paralegal, a patient advocate at a free health care clinic, on an assembly line in a jam, jelly and fruitcake factory and even tried to get into the carpenter's union before becoming a welfare case worker, which is what led me, at last, to health care. I decided I could make a difference, so I went back to school to become a physical therapist but a friend told me I'd have a hard time taking orders from a doctor. So I decided to go to medical school!"

Photo of Deborah A. Turner, M.D.

Deborah A. Turner, M.D.

"Inspired educator and clinician"

"I'd liked to be thought of as the type of doctor who did the very best she could for her patients. I love what I am doing and hope to be remembered by the families I helped through difficult times."
Gynecologic Oncology

Photo of Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D.

Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D.

"Leader in Research and Treatment of Blood Disorders"

"I'd like to be remembered for my work helping those with blood disorders. It's been a wonderful way to contribute, and I know I'm very fortunate to be doing this."
Hemophilia, Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Photo of Jennifer Niebyl, M.D.

Jennifer Niebyl, M.D.

"Leader in High-Risk Obstetrics"

"I always wanted to be a doctor and make the decisions that can really help people. When I first started out, my father was a bit worried. He was afraid it was too much of a man's world, and I'd lose my femininity."
High Risk Obstetrics

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