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It's Medical Monday.

Updated: Mar 28, 2023




Today is Medical Monday with Aortic Hope and in honor of African American History Month, we want to share with you a wonderful article highlighting the accomplishments of the first female cardiothoracic surgeon in South Africa!


Read an excerpt from the article below from Good Things Guy, written by Brent Lindeque entitled "Meet South Africa's First Female African CardioThoracic Surgeon"


"Dr. Lindiwe Sidali has broken barriers by recently becoming South Africa’s first African female cardiothoracic surgeon in the country, and one of only a few on the continent.


In this candid interview, Dr Sidali talks about her amazing journey, from her days herding cattle as a young village girl and the challenges she had faced as a female doctor in a specialty where at some point she was the only female in training. She also shares her love for writing romance fiction stories and the miracles that she performs at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, where she received her training in Cardiothoracic Surgery.


The inspirational South African has been a doctor for over ten years. Her qualifications are Doctor of Medicine – Cuba (equivalent to MBCHB); and Fellowship of Cardiothoracic Surgery (SA)."


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