Dr Nikki Stamp is a heart and lung surgeon, a champion for women and determined to make us all healthier.
Dr Nikki Stamp FRACS is an Australian trained cardiothoracic surgeon. Nikki trained throughout Australia and holds a Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine with Honors. She also holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in cardiothoracic surgery. Her research has been published in ANZ Journal of Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Heart Lung Circulation and the British Medical Journal.
Her research includes mentoring and gender in surgery, improving the patient journey and outcomes after cardiac surgery and the way plaque or atherosclerosis forms in our arteries. Dr Nikki is also a teacher of medical students and surgical trainees.
Nikki has a strong desire to change the way we think about health and is a passionate supporter of the Heart Foundation and women's heart disease advocacy. She is a sought after speaker for women in surgery and a participant of social media campaign #ILookLikeASurgeon. Nikki is mentor and supporter of women in surgery and of women in all careers.
Nikki writes regularly for The Huffington Post and has also contributed for The Cusp and Steel Heels, Mamamia and The Guardian. She was chosen as one of 40 under 40 for Time Out Sydney, as well as one of Mamamia's Inspirational Women You Can Look Up To. In 2017, Nikki was featured as one of the Women of the Year in arpers Bazaar.
She has appeared on the Today Show and The Daily Edition, BBC World News, Conversations with Richard Fiedler and BBC Women's Hour and as the host for ABC's flagship science show Catalyst. Her first book, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? has been released via Murdoch Books. In 2019, Dr Nikki will appear on the Channel 7 show Operation Live and will release her second book.