Dr. Velma Scantlebury

Today for #BlackHistoryMonth, we honor Dr. Velma P. Scantlebury, the first African American woman transplant surgeon of the United States.

She has received many honors in her career having been named to both the “Best Doctors in America” and “Top Doctors in America” lists multiple times.

She was awarded the Woman of Spirit Award for inspiring others and the “Gift of Life Award” from the National Kidney Foundation. She has performed over 2,000 transplants during her career!

Dr. Scantlebury wrote a book entitled "Beyond Every Wall" that tackles the doubts and negativity she faced in her quest to become a surgeon as an African-American woman. Her story highlights the possibilities for all young girls and proves dreams can become realities.

Learn more about what drives Dr. Scantlebury:

89 views0 comments
Connect with us

phone: (312) 321 - 1500

toll free: (800) 9 - KIDNEY

fax: (312) 321 - 1505

e-mail: kidney@nkfi.org

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
4 star charity navigator.png

© 2018 by The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

All Rights Reserved  |  Contact Us


Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use