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Honored by Steve Harvey and Tom Joyner, Successful Christian Spine Surgeon Authors Book Series for Students and Parents Success 

A Worldwide-Black-History-Month Release


‘The Black Student’s Guide To Success’ by Dr. Roderick Claybrooks, M.D.
An inspirational and motivational title with 23 informative chapters encouraging the youth to expand their career choices and maximize their God-given gifts



Detroit, MI–January 7, 2015–Just in time for Black History Month, Dr. Roderick Claybrooks, M.D., will release ‘The Black Student’s Guide To Success,” a road map for students and parents success, worldwide.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, 42-year-old Dr. Roderick Claybrooks, M.D., is one of the youngest board-certified Metro-Detroit spine surgeons among the elite African-American surgeons in the United States who specializes in complex spine surgeries.

Performing approximately 200 surgeries each year, he has found time to pursue yet another passion–to encourage the youth to expand their career choices beyond sports and entertainment–by authoring the first of a series of books entitled, “The Black Student’s Guide to Success” and “The Black Student’s Guide to Success Workbook” (www.blackstudentsguide.com).

“I meet too many young kids who don’t realize that they have options,” said Claybrooks. “I want kids to have faith in education and their God-given gifts.”

The Black Student’s Guide to Success, an inspirational and motivational title with 23 informative chapters covering a wide array of topics, was birthed after the doctor met so many patients in the emergency rooms of Detroit who were living beneath their potential and not maximizing their gifts.

Honored on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Steve Harvey Morning Show, for his accomplishments, he was also invited by Mr. Harvey to speak at the Disney Dreamers Academy at Disney World-a program that allows 100 select high school students from across the country the opportunity to participate in a special weekend filled with mentoring activities.

In addition, Hour Detroit Magazine named him one of the top orthopedic surgeons in its ‘Top Docs’ edition and the Hour Detroit Magazine , a Washington D.C. consumer group, named him as one of the foremost orthopedic surgeons in the country and was also nominated as Crain’s Detroit Business newspaper’s 40 under 40.

As a motivational speaker whose topics include “What is required to Succeed” and “Why African Americans Trail Other Groups in this Country Socially, Academically and Economically,” among other encouraging matters, churches, educational organizations and correctional facilities consistently seek him out.


“You have a much better chance of becoming a brain surgeon than of becoming the next Lebron James,” Dr. Claybrooks states to which he often gets a puzzled look but doesn’t back down. He backs it up with statistics.  “There are about 400 men playing in the NBA, but hundreds of thousands of doctors and there are almost 900,000 physicians in the United States,” he exclaims.

If Dr. Claybrooks had his way, “academic superstars would be as popular as ‘American Idol’ and as publicized as the Super Bowl.”  He states, “It pains me that many youth, especially African-American boys and girls, see entertainment or athletics as the only ticket to success.”

For more information please visit www.blackstudentsguide.com
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