The Director-General, World Trade Organization, WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has congratulated her son, Dr. Uchechi Iweala for setting a medical record in U.S.
Dr. Uchechi Iweala who a well trained orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in spine surgery, had set a medical record in Maryland, United States as one of the first spinal surgeons to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot.
Congratulating her son, the former Nigeria’s Finance Minister said she was proud to be Uchechi’s mother and urged him to keep it going.
“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!” – the WTO DG wrote on her Twitter page.
Meanwhile, Dr. Uchechi Iweala grew up in Maryland and attended St. Albans in DC. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with honors at Harvard College, and received his MD/MBA from Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School.
He is a board-eligible, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in spine surgery.
His specialties include: Robotic Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement, Spinal Fusion/Arthrodesis, Nerve Releases, Spinal Injections, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis and Trauma and Fracture Care.