Velma Scantlebury

Transplant Surgeon

How to Become A: Surgeon


Watch Dr. Velma Scantlebury, M.D., Associate Chief Transplant Surgery and the Associate Director of the Kidney Transplant Center at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, share her trail blazing career as the first African American female transplant surgeon. She jokes how her small hands have given her a special advantage during surgery and how her early love of sewing has contributed to her finesse as a skilled surgeon. During her stellar career, she has performed over 1000 organ transplants. Her advice for girls is to read more, and dream big.

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