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René Gerónimo Favaloro was a renowned Argentinean cardiovascular surgeon. Learn more about Dr. René Gerónimo Favaloro’s childhood, life and timeline in this biography.
René Gerónimo FavaloroHow to Cite
Famous as: Cardiovascular Surgeon
Born on: 12 July 1923
Born in: La Plata, Argentina
Died on: 29 July 2000
Zodiac Sign: Cancer Famous Cancerians
Works & Achievements: Pioneer in bypass surgery and wrote surgical treatment for Coronary Arteriosclerosis.
An eminent cardiac surgeon from Argentina, Dr. Rene 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 Rene Leriche Prize for his contribution in the field of medicine.
RENé GERóNIMO FAVALORO TIMELINE
Dr. René Gerónimo Favaloro was born.
Completed his Bachelor’s degree in medicine.
Graduated from University of La Plata.
He moved to United States for further studies.
Performed the first ever successful coronary heart surgery.
Published Surgical Treatment on Coronary Arteriosclerosis.
Returned to homeland, Argentina.
Established Favaloro foundation.
Set up Basic Investigation Laboratory, now called Universidad Favaloro.
Committed suicide on the 29th of July after being driven to desperation owing to financial problems.