M.D. Director of Cardiovascular Medicine Northside Hospital
President and CEO Northside Hospital
Following the passing of his grandfather from sudden cardiac death, Dr. Robert Sanchez knew at 5 years old he was destined to become a cardiologist. “If I can play any small part in getting to a point where we can all celebrate a world without heart disease, that is really what drives me,” he says. Sanchez has worked with the American Heart Association for over a decade to achieve that goal, serving on the local Metro Board and now as president of the AHA’s Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors. “You always look for your personal soulmate, and in the AHA I found my professional soulmate,” he says. At Northside Hospital, Dia Nichols, who has served on the Heart Walk Cabinet, has helped rally the hospital’s team members around the AHA. “Last year, Northside Hospital’s campaign had a goal of $35,000 for the Heart Walk, and we came in just over $57,000,” Nichols says. “It’s the highest year that we’ve had in the history of the Heart Walk campaign. That speaks to the excitement in and around the hospital and the belief everyone has in the AHA and the community.”
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