Her Book

In Dr. Scantlebury’s first book, Beyond Every Wall, she shares the amazing story of her journey to becoming America’s first African American, female transplant surgeon. You will smile, laugh, cry, and be inspired as you connect with the accounts that became her stepping stones to become a “1st”.  Here are a few excerpts from her book:

“…I was officially recognized by the City of Mobile with my own proclamation…there was even a day named after me, Velma Scantlebury Day – March 18th…”

and,

“My guidance counselor knew my academic record, but she did not know me.  She overlooked my potential.  To her, I had no promising future.  The darkness of my skin blinded her, my Caribbean accent and quiet demeanor deceived her…Her idea was to tailor my future, based on what she knew to be a Black person’s place…I did not want to be at her mercy.”

Dr.  Scantlebury is the first African American female 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.

Scantlebury has been 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 and published many peer-reviewed papers.

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Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D. is available to share her thoughts and insights on becoming a first, transplantation, medical issues for TV, radio and personal appearances.

 
For press, speaking engagements, and other media related inquires: 

Email: Inquiries@VPScantleburyMD.com

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In Dr. Scantlebury’s first book, Beyond Every Wall, she shares the amazing story of her journey to becoming America’s first African American, female transplant surgeon. You will smile, laugh, cry, and be inspired as you connect with the accounts that became her stepping stones to become a “1st”.  Here are a few excerpts from her book:

“…I was officially recognized by the City of Mobile with my own proclamation…there was even a day named after me, Velma Scantlebury Day – March 18th…”

and,

“My guidance counselor knew my academic record, but she did not know me.  She overlooked my potential.  To her, I had no promising future.  The darkness of my skin blinded her, my Caribbean accent and quiet demeanor deceived her…Her idea was to tailor my future, based on what she knew to be a Black person’s place…I did not want to be at her mercy.”

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Velma Scantlebury is a Barbadian-born American transplant surgeon. She is the first African American female 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.

Dr. Scantlebury has been awarded the Woman of Spirit Award for inspiring others and the “Gift of Life Award” from the National Kidney Foundation. In addition to recognition by the Caribbean American Medical and Scientific Association, she received the Order of Barbados Gold Crown of Merit, for her efforts to educate minorities about organ transplant. She has performed over 2,000 transplants and published many peer-reviewed papers.

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Dr.  Scantlebury is the first African American female 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.

Scantlebury has been 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 and published many peer-reviewed papers.

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Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D. is available to share her thoughts and insights on becoming a first, transplantation, medical issues for TV, radio and personal appearances.

 
For press, speaking engagements, and other media related inquires: 

Email: Inquiries@VPScantleburyMD.com