Director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Thursday announced that her son Dr Uchechi Iweala had broken a medical record in Maryland, United States.
In a tweet, Mrs Okonjo-Iweala said she was proud to be his mother.
According to her, the medical doctor is one of the first spinal surgeons in Maryland to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot.
“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!” she wrote.
Iweala specialises in spine surgery, according to the Center for Advanced Orthopaedics.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard and completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at George Washington University.
Iweala completed a fellowship in spine surgery at New York University.