About Dr Nikki Stamp

IMG_7571Dr Nikki Stamp is a cardiothoracic surgeon based in Sydney, Australia. Nikki is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has completed training in cardiothoracic surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Nikki wants to share with people an approach to health and well being that is backed up by science and good quality evidence. She has a particular interest in all things related to heart health and in particular, women’s heart health.

Nikki is also a strong advocate for women in surgery and other professional positions. She enjoys mentoring and encouraging young women into roles that are traditionally occupied by men. Nikki enjoys education and thoroughly enjoys teaching young doctors and other hospital staff. She also is committed to advocating to doctor’s well being and prevention and management of mental health issues amongst doctors.

Outside of work, Nikki is a Perth girl through and through, evidenced by a love of the beach and sunshine. Nikki is a (slow) runner and swimmer to help keep fit and healthy. Nikki also is an accomplished singer and can often be found belting out tunes from the music Chicago or Fleetwood Mac and hopes to one day make all four chairs turn around on The Voice.

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4 thoughts on “About Dr Nikki Stamp

  1. Hi Dr Stamp,

    My name is Kim and I’m a fourth year medical student at the University of Western Sydney. I’m currently in the early stages of organising a ‘Women in Medicine’ evening for female medical students to come and hear from accomplished female doctors about life as a woman in medicine. Unfortunately, discussion in our common rooms about choosing general practice because “it’s better for a woman” is quite common. Through personal stories, we hope to address some of these concerns and hopefully dispel some of these common misperceptions.
    We would love to have a surgical representative on the night. Would you perhaps be interested in speaking?
    Please contact me at k_fayman@hotmail.com if you’d like to discuss this further.
    I hope to hear from you soon!


  2. I recently read your article “The Problem With Medical TV Shows.” I was instantly captured by the title and have often thought about writing something similar myself. As a surgical consultant (which I’m fairly certain means something very different in the U.S. than it does in Australia) for 5 years now, I’ve stopped watching every medical show out there. I used to love Greg’s Anatomy and House. But now, after spending so much time in the operating room, I drives me crazy to watch the careless rule breaking, complete lack of sterile technique and the interspecialty crossovers.

    You are spot on about House. He will literally diagnose a patient, order an MRI, perform and interpret the MRI, draw blood and examine it under microscope to confirm the diagnosis, and perform spine surgery to remove the lesion or heart surgery to repair a valve….. THEN he’ll go next door, storm into Wilson’s OR and perform brain surgery on a cancer patient.

    Also, it seems like the go-to diagnosis for every patient, no matter the wide range of differentiating symptoms, is either DIC or sarcoidosis. Every. Single. Time.

    Something else that is left out of every medical drama in the history of ever is that in probably 50% of surgeries there is a lesser known person in the room called a sales rep. In ANY case where metal is being implanted (think extremity reconstruction, spinal fusion, joint replacement) there is a rep that brings those implants to the OR and then fades into the background until the surgeon has a question about size options, diameter, length, trail options, etc… Or the most common question “why doesn’t this damned thing work?!” I have not once seen the sales rep portrayed in any of these shows. I have, however seen the stereotypical gorgeous pharma rep who is inevitably sleeping with a married doctor.

    I could rant for hours, but surgery calls.


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  3. I loved your post about TV medicine, which I have just seen on facebook. Hawkeye on M*A*S*H almost always had his stethoscope on backwards. The multiple specialty thing and any procedure/anywhere/anytime thing were a big problem on “St. Elsewhere”. One day the chief of medicine was dialyzing someone, and the next day doing bypass surgery. That skill set and licensing juxtaposition is rarely seen. What really surprises me is that these shows all have paid medical consultants!


  4. I got your Hollywood rant from a med sch classmate–she’s a trauma surgeon, I’m in the ICU. Thank you! So true. And who tries to slam an 18 ga needle through the center of the sternum, anyway? And epi, no shocks, no compressions, no Narcan…
    OK, yeah, great scene. Drove me batshit.

    Maybe it’s Uma’s amazing protoplasm, though. She also woke from a year’s-long coma in Kill Bill, killed a guy, wheeled herself to a truck, and willed her atrophied legs to work in seconds. Amazeballs.


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