WilmU Book Club

Beyond Every Wall with Author Dr. Velma Scantlebury

Thursday, February 28, 2019  |  5:30 PM
Pratt Student Center, New Castle Campus

Please join us for a discussion with author Dr. Velma Scantlebury about her book, Beyond Every Wall.

A book signing will follow the discussion. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. This event is open to the
public and free to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Event will be live streamed! View online here.

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Dr. Velma ScantleburyBeyond Every Wall book cover


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.

“An easy read with a powerful message for men and women alike. We all have something to learn from Dr. Scantlebury‘s journey. Faith, hope, dedication and love of family are intertwined throughout. Enjoy!” - Marjorie Snee


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.

Dr. 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. Dr. Scantlebury currently heads the Christiana Care Health System’s out-patient kidney transplant program.

Upcoming Book Club Events

  • March 18, 2019: WilmU Book Club | No Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming of Age on the Front Line of Medicine
  • April 8, 2019: WilmU Book Club | Mudbound
  • May 23, 2019: WilmU Book Club | Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

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