Opinions & Features January 05, 2021 at 11:00 am

Brother-sister duo take sibling goals to the next level as they perform surgery together

Ama Nunoo January 05, 2021 at 11:00 am

January 05, 2021 at 11:00 am | Opinions & Features

This brother and sister OBGYN duo performed a surgery together for the first time. Photo: Charis Chambers/Instagram

Dr. Charis Chambers idolizes her big brother, Dr. Wesley C. Chambers. Recently, the pair finally got to perform surgery together at their family practice headed by their father, Dr. Crandall Chambers. The brother-sister duo took sibling goals to the next level as they performed a laparoscopic hysterectomy on a patient together.

An ecstatic Dr. Charis shared the moment on Instagram, saying, “Getting to do surgery on any day is an amazing experience. Getting to do surgery with my brother- even more amazing!”

The family practice, Chambers OBGYN in Columbus, GA., is where the three work. Their mother, Charlette Chambers, who passed away in 2017 from cancer, managed the office for 15 years before her passing. The family practically share the same passion and are there to support one another at work and at home.

“This week I got to perform a complex laparoscopic procedure with my brother, Dr. Wesley C. Chambers,” Dr. Charis wrote after the surgery with her brother. “His presence, partnership, and support throughout the case were literally the best gift that he has ever given me as his sister.

“I thank God for the opportunity to surgically treat my patients in need, and especially for the opportunity to do so with family by my side,”  she added.

According to BOTWC, Dr. Charis, Dr. Wesley and Dr. Crandall are all Board certified OBGYNs. Dr. Charis gives all the credit to her father for inspiring her and her brother to follow in his footsteps.

“My father was the first physician that I ever knew and he spoke to us often about his work. I loved how passionate he was about serving his patients and improving their lives with medical or surgical treatment”, she said.

Dr. Charis said this family legacy was made possible by their alma matters.

“We literally wouldn’t be here without our HBCUs. After graduating from Morehouse College, my Dad went on to attend Meharry College of Medicine. It was there that he decided to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology,” she wrote on Instagram.

As the home is the first place of socialization for every child and the formative years most often determine the outcome of the child, it is a delight to see Black families making waves for all the right reasons. Black parents ought to be the best role models for their children.  

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