The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, has taken to social media to celebrate her son, Dr. Uchechi Iweala, for breaking a medical record in Maryland, US.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala celebrates

She announced that her son is one of the first spinal surgeons in Maryland to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala celebrates

The celebrated economist also stated that she is proud to be his mum.

She wrote on Twitter,

“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!”

See photos of him and his team conducting the surgical procedure below,

According to the Center for Advanced Orthopeadics, Dr. Iweala is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery.

The doctor bagged 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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