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Dr. Sandra V. Dee is a Cardiologist at the Jackson Clinic and has been in Jackson for 17 years. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Dee graduated Cum Laude in Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines in 1987 and was awarded in 2012 as the Most Outstanding Silver Jubilarian. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Cardiology Fellowship at the University of TN Memphis and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Dr. Dee has been actively involved with the American Heart Association Go Red for Women, Circle of Red and Breast Cancer Awareness Programs. She has been a speaker about heart health in women and breast cancer awareness.
Even with her busy Cardiology practice, Dr. Dee finds time to engage in civic oriented activities. She is Past President of the West TN Filipino American Association in Jackson, TN. During her term as President, her association held several events to foster camaraderie among the Filipino-American community, promote cultural awareness by educating the youth and our community about the Philippine cultural heritage as well as raise funds for scholarships and assist members in times of need, including the devastating super typhoon Haiyan. She was part of the 34 member medical mission team from the United States who went home to the Philippines and spent time treating 3,000 victims of the worst typhoon in Philippine history.
Dr. Dee was a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Unity, organized in 2013 by former City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist. She was the lead chair of the successful Inaugural Jackson International Food and Art Festival held in October, 2014 and is still the Co-Chair of the event for the past 9 years.
She is not only passionate about her work as a Cardiologist and involvement in community activities. But, closest to her heart has always been music and playing the piano! One of her most cherished possessions is her 7 ft “B” Steinway baby! Dr. Dee has played for benefit concerts for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Make a Wish Foundation, Alzheimer’s Day Services of Memphis among others. She has been part of the Steinway’s Doctors in Concert in Memphis for the benefit of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Dee is also a licensed Zumba instructor and has done zumbathon fundraisers for different causes in Jackson and Memphis. She was the recipient of the STERLING AWARD for the 20 Most Influential Women in West TN in 2015 and awarded as one of West Tennessee’s Finest Leaders in 2017. The Jackson International Food and Art Festival, which Dr. Dee remains as the Co-Chair, was presented the Heart and Soul of the Arts Award by the Jackson Arts Council in 2020. Dr. Dee was nominated as one of West TN ‘s Woman of Impact by the American Heart Association in 2021 and was awarded as One of the Most Influential Women in West TN by Mayor Scott Conger, City of Jackson in 2021. She is currently a Board Member of the Jackson Symphony and the Chairwoman of the American Heart Association Circle of RED, West TN for 2022 and 2023. She recently received the Go Red for the Heart and Soul Award from the Top Ladies of Distinction, Jackson, TN Chapter as speaker at the Go Red for the Heart and Soul Luncheon on February 11th, 2023, held at Lane Community College.