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JUST IN….Okonjo-Iweala’s family make another global landmark

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JUST IN....Okonjo-Iweala's family make another global landmark

Son of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala the Director-General of World Trade Organisation, (WTO), Dr. Uchechi Iweala, has broken a medical record in Maryland, United States, ROYAL NEWS has confirmed.

Okonjo-Iweala who is also a former Nigeria’s Finance Minister, on Thursday announced that her son was one of the first spinal surgeons in Maryland to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot.

On her Twitter account, she shared the good news and encouraged with her son on his medical feat.


JUST IN....Okonjo-Iweala's family make another global landmark

Sharing pictures from the operation, 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!”According to the Center for Advanced Orthopeadics, Dr. Iweala is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery.

The doctor earned his Bachelor’s and Masters Degrees from Harvard and completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at George Washington University.

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

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