(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1865]
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                     HON. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize Dr. Michael 
Lemole, who is being honored this year by the National Library of 
Medicine and Friends of the National Library of Medicine for his 
lifetime of achievement in medicine and neurosurgery.
  Dr. Lemole is one of the exemplary medical professionals who cared 
for our colleague, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, following the 
January 8th shooting in Tucson, Arizona.
  The National Library of Medicine and the Friends of the National 
Library of Medicine are organizations dedicated to improving health and 
health care through the dissemination of accurate and quality medical 
information to medical practitioners and researchers.
  They have chosen to recognize Dr. Lemole this year for his 
outstanding commitment to these values, his exemplary career in the 
field of neurosurgery, and his skillful actions that helped to save the 
life of Congresswoman Giffords on January 8, 2011.
  Dr. Lemole's career reflects a physician at the pinnacle of his 
  He pursued specialty training as a Cushing Clinical Fellow, a 
distinction awarded by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
  He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book 
chapters, and is a member of the American Association of Neurological 
Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American 
Skull Base Society.
  He was honored as a Top Doctor by US News and World Report in 2011, 
was named the 2011 Doctor of the Year by the Pima County Medical 
Society, and, in 2009, was named a Top Surgeon by the Consumer Research 
Council for America.
  Additionally, Dr. Lemole has served his country as a flight surgeon 
with the United States Air Force Reserve in the 944th ASTS at Luke Air 
Force Base in Arizona. He was recently named the honorary commander of 
the 355th Medical Group, based at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in 
Tucson, Arizona.
  Dr. Lemole's assiduous commitment to his work, his vocation, his 
community, and his country led him to the top of the medical world. It 
also leads him to save lives, both with his hands and his contributions 
to the field of neurosurgery.
  We thank him for his efforts to save the life of our friend and 
colleague, Congresswoman Giffords, and for a career dedicated to the 
healing of people.
  Congratulations to Dr. Lemole for a deserved recognition.