Modest doctor makes major difference in Haiti

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What is most extraordinary about Megan Coffee is she does not believe she is extraordinary. The Harvard-educated physician — and Oxford-educated epidemiologist — has spent three years in Haiti, healing the sick. With no pay, with few days off, with no effort to trumpet a selflessness that she doesn’t even recognize as selflessness.

“I practice medicine,” says Coffee, 36, who grew up in Maplewood, the only child of two university professors who still live there.

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Read more: http://blog.nj.com/njv_bob_braun/2013/01/braun_modest_doctor_makes_majo.html

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