Updated: Dec 30, 2021
Today is Topic Tuesday at Aortic Hope!
In honor of Women in History Month, we want to share with you a woman who made a huge contribution in the medical field.
Dr. Margaret Allen entered the University of California, San Diego Medical School knowing she liked learning how things work, liked to fix problems and liked to work with her hands. A career in cardiothoracic surgery seemed a natural for her, an assumption later born out in 1985 when, working at Stanford University as a resident with famed cardiac pioneer Dr. Norman Shumway, she became the first female surgeon in the United States to transplant a heart.
To learn more about Dr. Allen please click HERE