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One of World’s Only Female Heart Surgeons Sits Down for a Heart-to9Heart Talk

In her violetblue surgical scrubs and wedge heels with shoulderlength blonde hair and matte blackmanicured nails, and carrying a pink tote bag, Dr. Kathy Magliato had a commanding presence as she greeted the PalisadianPost with a strong handshake and an engaging smile. As one of the few female heart surgeons in the world (and in the history of heart surgery), the […]

Message from Katie, a high school sophomore

Hello Mrs. Magliato! My name is Katherine Willis and I am a sophmore in high school from Pennsylvania. I just read your book and could not put it down. I know that I love science and now it is clear what I aspire to be. I want to help people everyday, so I want to […]

Thank you for inspiring me, Leonor

Dear Dr. Magliato, I am 17 years old, and for as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a heart surgeon. I’m a senior. I haven’t graduated high school yet and its already been difficult for me to pursue my dream. I’ve had many people, mostly family members, tell me that I shouldn’t […]

A Beautiful Gift

Hi Kathy, It’s a long shot that you’ll read this email – but considering your endurance, commitment and determination at your work – it won’t surprise me if you do. I just finished your book ‘Heart Matters’, which I was reading as research to write a character for a film (yes it’s a cliché – but […]

A thank you message by Jeff

Kathy, Thank You so much. I just finished reading your memoire last night and I find myself sitting in the moment reflecting on it all. Thank You for caring, Thank You for enduring the glass ceiling, Thank You for knowing what it is you wanted to do with your life, Thank You for your tenacity, […]