As the co-author of more than 85 medical papers, 10 monographs and book chapters, Dr. Velma Scantlebury is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Minority Health and Transplant Professionals.
Dr. Scantlebury has stated that she refuses to retire until there are ten more black women in transplant surgery in the United States. Currently there is only one other black woman transplant surgeon.
Dr. Scantlebury was featured as one of the Best Doctors in America by BestDoctors.com.
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