profile image

Dr Nikki Stamp

Professional heart surgeon. Amateur writer. Champion for women.

Dr Nikki Stamp is a cardiothoracic surgeon who supports women in surgery and women's heart health.
You Can't Shame Someone Into Being

You Can't Shame Someone Into Being Healthy

Whether it is an obese person or a smoker or maybe someone who simply has a bar of chocolate in their hand and not a cold pressed juice, we love to judge and shame these people.
29/08/2016 11:11 PM AEST
How Mistakes In Hospitals

How Mistakes In Hospitals Happen

When we go to a hospital, we have an illness or an injury and we go to get better. The amount of trust that we place in our caregivers, the equipment, the infrastructure and the systems is immense. So when this trust is violated, be it through accident or error, emotions understandably run high.
28/07/2016 12:00 PM AEST
Double Income, No

Double Income, No Happiness?

Trying to juggle two sleep-deprived, mobile and dedicated professionals' personal and professional needs is incredibly hard.
26/07/2016 11:16 AM AEST
A Crisis Can Cause A Change Of

A Crisis Can Cause A Change Of Heart

When faced with a crisis, there is a wealth of advice around. When one door closes, another opens. Everything happens for a reason. The only way is up. Be strong. But what if they're not useless cliches? I am beginning to think that they are code for: Crisis? Use it.
20/07/2016 6:26 AM AEST
Critics, Courage And

Critics, Courage And Compassion

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could
05/07/2016 12:39 PM AEST
10 Things A Heart Surgeon Does For A Healthy

10 Things A Heart Surgeon Does For A Healthy Heart

Heart disease is preventable. Depending on the things we do early in life, we can set ourselves up for a healthy heart or an appointment with a heart surgeon like me. As a heart surgeon, here are 10 tips that I follow to keep my heart healthy now and in the future.
07/06/2016 5:34 AM AEST
Being A Mean Girl Is Like, Social

Being A Mean Girl Is Like, Social Suicide

Up until recently, I would have agreed, at least in theory, that women pull the ladder up behind them. We have all seen it or experienced it. However, something is changing.
31/05/2016 5:42 AM AEST
Our Health System Deserves A Thorough Check-Up At This

Our Health System Deserves A Thorough Check-Up At This Election

More money in health is a band-aid solution. I know about band-aids, trust me. What is actually needed is a proper look at the way the health-care system is run, in partnership with all stakeholders, to discover where inefficiencies lie, freeing up people, resources and money for where it is actually needed.
29/04/2016 7:35 AM AEST
Health Isn't About Being

Health Isn't About Being Hot

Marrying body image and health is fraught with danger and misinformation. Health is not about flexing. It's about eating a healthy diet and exercising sensibly. It's about maintaining a healthy body weight. A healthy waist-to-hip ratio is strongly associated with heart health. Your selfie is not.
18/03/2016 1:55 AM AEDT
Sisters Shouldn't Be Doing It For

Sisters Shouldn't Be Doing It For Themselves

In the workforce, a world that should reject such pursuits, women are sometimes guilty of "pulling up the ladder behind them". And to further distinguish themselves, they fail to mentor, teach or help other women.
17/02/2016 6:02 AM AEDT
The Profession Where You Only Pee Once A

The Profession Where You Only Pee Once A Day

We eat worse than we should. We study for our entire lives. we let down our family and friends. We run late, and sometimes we rush. But that is just the tip of the iceberg...
14/01/2016 5:26 AM AEDT