Stories We Love! A former housekeeper, Dr. Chandra Niwaz earned Medical Degree at 55!

When Dr. Chandra Niwaz was 50 years old she took a life-changing step and went to Acupuncture and Oriental Medical school and at the age of 55 she graduated. Currently, at 61 years of age, Dr. Niwaz has her own very successful practice in Tennessee, USA called Memphis Acupuncture Clinic. Dr. Niwaz earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree and a Bachelor of Professional Health Studies from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando Florida. This four-year program consists of … read more

She Rocks! Meet Dr. Michelle Albert, Director of the Center for the Study of Adversity & Cardiovascular Disease at UCSF

Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH is a general cardiologist with expertise in preventive cardiovascular medicine as well as managing the most critically ill cardiovascular patients with a range of conditions including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and vulnerable populations with heart disease such as women and racial/ethnic minorities. Born and raised in Guyana, Dr. Albert had a fairly austere upbringing. The sudden death of her grandfather by cardiac arrest was probably the trigger for her eventual calling to medicine. … read more

She Rocks! Meet Dr. Alia Abdulla – Medical Director/Certified Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Alia Abdulla is the Medical Director of Surgical Oncology at North Shore Medical Center in Miami, Florida. An experienced surgical oncologist, she specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Her areas of interest also include the treatment of breast cancer, melanoma and skin cancer, sarcoma, complex gastric malignancies and complex colorectal malignancies. Dr. Abdulla was born in Canada to Guyanese parents.  She completed her fellowship training in surgical oncology in the department of surgical oncology at Temple … read more