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Meet Tony: At 14 He Invented Surgical Technique and Will Soon Be a Neurosurgeon


An African-American freshman at the Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School of Medical Arts, in Jacksonville, Florida, has a bright future ahead of him. At 14-year-old he has already come up with a surgical technique that may help surgeons reduce the risk of complications when performing surgical operations.

The young medical genius, Tony Hansberry II, reviewed various techniques of several surgeries, including hysterectomies and the instruments to perform these operations. He came up with a novel idea to be used when stitching back up the patients. The idea will help surgeons, especially those with fewer surgeries under their belt.
Hansberry came up with this idea back in 2009, when he was still a student at the Florida school, writes Jackie Jones for

The young medical genius, who was encouraged to take up advanced classes in medicine at the Darnell-Cookman school, said that he came up with the idea because he wanted to help the patients and the surgeons. He added that his ambition was to become a well respected and competent neurosurgeon.
According to Jones, the 14-year-old medical student came up with the novel idea to help surgeons and patients alike when he was studying at Shands Hospital, Jacksonville, while enrolled at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research.

Jones says that Hansberry’s new technique will allow surgeons to complete their operations by stitching the patients back up after having a hysterectomy in one third of the time that it would normally take them. She adds that he perfected his technique by practicing on a medical dummy.

According to Angela Tenbroeck, lead medical teacher at the University of Florida, Hansberry is far advanced compared to his classmates, when it comes to surgical techniques. She adds that she would put him on par with a first-year medical student at any university and was proud to have him as a member of her school.

Reportedly, the teen was also selected to present the Boy Scouts of America Report to the Nation, in Washington D.C. at the White House and President Obama. The report contained information on young boy scouts who had been outstanding in the fields of national service, conservation, healthy living and involvement within their communities and Hansberry’s name was put forward many times by his leaders.

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Comment by Bettinna Pringle on May 20, 2014 at 5:11pm
God Bless him. These are the stories we need to see broadcast on local news station across America.
Comment by Wild Fire Storm on May 15, 2014 at 11:39am
Comment by Dexter on May 1, 2014 at 2:27pm

This is great. He inherited genes of the ancestors that achieved many great things in science that was stolen from our people. Show them what we are made of Tony. 

Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on April 30, 2014 at 10:18am
@Rashid Imagine that !!!! What a wonderful world it would be !! Amen could change some ones life half these fools so bound to do wrong are chemist,Business men and woman , could be lawyers for how much they now about plea deals and illegal search and unlawful entry it's crazy!!!!
Comment by Susanne l e jones on April 29, 2014 at 9:25pm
Well done keep up the good work God bless
Comment by rashid rourk on April 29, 2014 at 2:28pm

Imagine Ruff , he goes on all the award shows and feature interviews for being a young doctor?

Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on April 29, 2014 at 2:22pm
Hell yeah blast him all over BET,BOUNCE,CNN,all media outlets MTV ,VH-1( don't really have a beef wit dem) TMZ and god knows what ever else or is who Kanye,Beyounce,RIRI and Nincki Mc trash doing more important not to mention Drake,LIL strain,and the punk ass Clipper owner could care less !!!! WE NEED MORE BLOGS AND STORIES LIKE THIS FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATION to look into to show them that shacken they ass weather it be dancing or Hustlen they can escape the holds of Ignorance!!!
Comment by Big Woman on April 29, 2014 at 1:22pm
God bless him and all the youth out there.We all need to support our young people in whatever way we can. We seem to always complain about them but if each and every one of us reached out to guide or mentor a youth right in our own environments it would go a long way. It could just be something as simple as complimenting them on the things they do right, taking the time to listen about whats going on in their lives without JUDGEMENT. Most people respond positively to praise and respect.
Peace and blessings, family.
Comment by Luck417 on April 29, 2014 at 8:18am
All it takes is opportunity and exposure. It is not incidental that schools in "urban" areas are inadequate. Schools are funded by property taxes. Why is it that the smaller "suburban" communities have so much more funding! It's more complex to be certain but if it walks like a duck and talks like one then most likely....
Comment by Wayne Daniels on April 29, 2014 at 1:42am

This is  just history repeating it self we were always inventors … and this beautiful young man is just a typical example… I pray the protection of  jAHOVAH BE UPON HIM...

and  may many would follow in his foot steps...

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