A Nigerian has achieved a major milestone by emerging as one of the pioneer surgeons in Maryland.
Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, announced this on Thursday.
Okonjo-Iweala who was former Minister announced that her son, Dr Uchechi Iweala was one of the first surgeons in Maryland to successfully perform a navigated lumbar spinal fusion. This achievement was aided through the use of a robot.
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The excited mother disclosed this on a banned microblogging site, Twitter.
Posting beautiful photos of the laudable milestone, she wrote:
“Congratulations Dr Uchechi Iweala, on being one of the first spinal surgeons in Maryland to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot! So proud to be your Mum! Keep it going!”
Center for Advanced Orthopaedics revealed that Dr Iweala is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery.
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Dr Uchechi Iweala is an alumnus of:
1. Harvard University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine.
2. Harvard University; where he bagged his Master’s Degree.
3. George Washington University; where he earned his residency training in Orthopaedic surgery.
4. New York University, where he completed a fellowship in spine surgery.
He specializes in Robotic Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement, Spinal Fusion/Arthrodesis, Nerve Releases, etc.