Nigeria’s Dr Uchechi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO DG’s son, breaks U.S medical record

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DG WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and son, Dr Uchechi

Nigeria’s Dr Uchechi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO DG’s son, breaks U.S medical record

Dr Uchechi Okonjo-Iweala, the son of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has broken a medical record in the United States of America.

Dr Uchechi was amongst the first surgeons in Maryland to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot.

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Celebrating her son’s medical feat, the WTO DG, who is also a former Nigerian minister of finance and a graduate of the prestigious Harvard University, U.S., took to her Twitter to announce the good news to the world.

“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 proud mum tweeted.

According to the Center for Advanced Orthopeadics, Dr. Iweala,  who earned his Bachelor’s and Masters Degrees from his mum’s alma mater, Harvard, and completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at George Washington University, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery.

Dr. Iweala is said to have completed a fellowship in spine surgery at New York University and majors in Robotic Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement, Spinal Fusion/Arthrodesis, Nerve Releases, etc.

The young medical doctor is said to have taken after the career of his father, Dr Ikemba Iweala, a family medicine Physician who has four children altogether with the WTO DG.

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