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In diverse fields from endocrinology and pathology to epidemiology and public health, female physicians and scientists provided significant contributions during the early days of Mayo Clinic.
Piper Nieters Su had spent years in Washington, D.C., working with institutions like Mayo Clinic on health care policy reform. Piper's relationship with Mayo Clinic changed dramatically, however, after she was diagnosed with a rare liver disease.
There was a time when Gavin Vreeland was afraid he might hurt his daughter should he have a seizure while caring for her. Despite taking medication, his epileptic episodes happened frequently and without warning. But after specialized imaging and targeted brain surgery at Mayo Clinic, Gavin is now happily embracing his little one seizure-free.
At 71, Robert thought he was too old to qualify for lung transplantation. Affected by a devastating, rare disease that destroyed his lung function, the Florida retiree had all but given up hope that the illness wouldn't claim his life — until his Mayo Clinic medical team stepped in and encouraged him to pursue a transplant.
Billy Dowell Jr. was working toward a goal of playing professional golf when his body betrayed him. He was beset by several autoimmune disorders that left him overwhelmed. With consistent, comprehensive support from his Mayo Clinic Care team, however, not only has Billy gotten his conditions under control, he's successfully returned to golfing.
When Mike DiGennaro was diagnosed with stage 1 esophageal cancer, he wanted a minimally invasive treatment option. He found that, and more, at Mayo Clinic.
As an active teenager, Mason Orth struggled with the back brace she had to wear to correct her scoliosis. And she was hesitant to move forward with the other treatment option presented to her, spinal fusion. But a consult at Mayo Clinic revealed another option — one that has yielded dramatic results.
In her work as a medical interpreter in Mayo Clinic's Language Services, Samira Jubran uses her love of serving others to connect patients and health care providers, while building bridges between cultures.
When he learned that he needed heart surgery, Andrew Ross, M.D., knew that in order to take care of his patients, he had to take care of himself. To do that, he turned to Mayo Clinic.