Having siblings under the same roof of an operating room performing a procedure is an unlikely scenario, but Dr. Charis Chambers and her brother, Dr. Wesley C. Chambers are the exceptions after joining forces to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy on a patient at their local hospital.
“Getting to do surgery on any day is an amazing experience,” wrote Dr. Charis in an Instagram post. “Getting to do surgery with my brother- even more amazing!”
“This was performed at our local hospital where me, my Dad, and brother are all credentialed surgeons,” said Dr. Charis. “We are all Board Certified OBGYNs.”
Dr. Charis gave credits to her father, Dr. Crandall Chambers, as her inspiration for plying the medical field path. The three of them also work together at their family practice, Chambers OBGYN, located in Columbus, GA.
“My father was the first physician that I ever knew and he spoke to us often about his work,” shared Dr. Charis. “I loved how passionate he was about serving his patients and improving their lives with medical or surgical treatment.”
The family members are not just physicians, but the trio are alumni of HBCUs. Dr. Charis graduated from Spelman in 2010, Dr. Wesley graduated from Morehouse in 2006, and their father, Dr. Crandall graduated from Morehouse in 1983 and Meharry in 1988.