Dr. René Gerónimo Favaloro – the most prominent Argentinian surgeon

August 3rd, 2015

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An eminent cardiac surgeon from Argentina, Dr. René Gerónimo Favaloro was the foremost surgeon who successfully conducted coronary heart surgery based on a new technique he developed at Cleveland Clinic, US.

Born and brought up in La Plata, Argentina, Dr. Favaloro was inspired by Professor Mainetti of La Plata University to pursue further studies and research work on coronary arteries and coronary angiograms at Cleveland Clinic in the US.

It was during his years at Cleveland clinic ‒ particularly while doing research work at Sones laboratory ‒ that Dr. Favaloro came up with a new method called 'saphenous vein technique' for treating coronary heart disease.

His technique set a milestone for the medical world by giving hope and respite to many coronary heart patients. Eventually, he returned to his home country Argentina where he founded Favaloro Foundation to facilitate excellent medical services for the heart patients. He was awarded with John Scott Prize, the Golden Plate and the René Leriche Prize for his contribution in the field of medicine.

Dr. René Gerónimo Favaloro – the most prominent Argentinian surgeon