Today is Topic Tuesday with Aortic Hope and in honor of Women in History Month, we want to share with you a wonderful article highlighting the accomplishments of the first female cardiothoracic surgeon in South Africa.
"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 ten years. Her qualifications are Doctor of Medicine – Cuba (equivalent to MBCHB); and Fellowship of Cardiothoracic Surgery (SA)."
Opening doors for African girl children... this is the story of Dr Lindiwe Sidali, South Africa's first Female African Cardiothoracic surgeon!
Please take a look at the entire article here.