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CBS Evening News Interviews NMF Board Chair about Women’s Heart Health

Dr. Sandra Nichols posing for a photo in a red dress and a white necklace

Sandra B. Nichols, MD, FAAFP, MHCDS, MS Shares Her Extraordinary Story to Help Save Lives

Dr. Nichols, an alumna of National Medical Fellowships and the chair of its board, is lucky to be alive. When she collapsed during her heart attack she fell on her curling iron and suffered a major burn. The doctors told her daughter that if she woke up, she’d be lucky not to be brain dead. As a result of her cardiac arrest, she also needed a heart transplant. 

If you would like to read more of her courageous story, and she continued her work with National Medical Fellowships even while in daily rehabilitation after her heart transplant, please read her moving account of that time.