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MEET LOCAL LEGENDS: By Medical Specialty


State/Congressional Nominator Medical Specialty Audio/Video Clips
Photo of Ann C. Collier, M.D.

Ann C. Collier, M.D.

"Prominent HIV/AIDS researcher and clinician"

"The most rewarding aspect of my work is the progress we've made in managing people with HIV. People with HIV can now get on and live a full life. That's a huge difference from what it was before."
Infectious Diseases

Photo of Annette E. Fitz, M.D.

Annette E. Fitz, M.D.

"Quiet Leadership; Extraordinary Accomplishments"

"For more than 35 years, Anne Fitz was an extraordinary physician, scholar, and humanitarian. Anne was the physician of choice for thousands of intensely loyal patients and the colleague of choice for physicians throughout the state and the Midwest who sought her clinical judgment and expertise." (John B. Stokes, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.)"
Internal Medicine

Photo of Barbara L. McAneny, M.D.

Barbara L. McAneny, M.D.

"Cancer Care Pioneer"

"I've learned a lot from my cancer patients, and every day I see their courage. There have been so many advances in the field and now we actually cure people all the time who years ago would have been lost. And there is a silver lining to cancer - you learn what is important in life, and not to sweat the small stuff."
Internal Medicine
New Mexico

Photo of Carolyn B. Hendricks, M.D.

Carolyn B. Hendricks, M.D.

"Breast Cancer Crusader"

"My goal is to give quality care and treatment for breast cancer within the community. I'm trying to provide the same high quality care that patients would get at a large institution, but close to home and without having to travel great distances."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Carolyn E. Bekes, M.D.

Carolyn E. Bekes, M.D.

"Critical Care Pioneer and Leader"

"I like taking care of very sick people. You see what the problem is and you take immediate action. It's demanding work, and you're pulled in many directions, but there is a tremendous satisfaction in meeting the challenges that come at you."
Internal Medicine
New Jersey

Photo of Charis Eng, M.D.

Charis Eng, M.D.

"World-class physician-scientist and cancer geneticist"

"My fourth grade health science class first inspired me to become a doctor. I was especially fascinated by the idea of medical discoveries and applying medical research to clinical care."
Internal Medicine

Photo of Christina M. Surawicz, M.D.

Christina M. Surawicz, M.D.

"Leading Researcher and Educator in Gastroenterology"

"I love teaching and clinical work. They're both challenging, and you're always learning something new."
Internal Medicine

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