Dr René Gerónimo Favaloro

Dr René Gerónimo Favaloro

Birth
La Plata, Partido de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death 30 Jul 2000 (aged 77)
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 6936895 · View Source
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Cardiovascular surgeon. He was born at La Plata (Prov. de Buenos Aires). In 1949 he graduated from La Universidad Nacional de La Plata, becoming a doctor in Medicine. Was the first who did the bypass (saphenus vein graft) surgeon of the coronary arteries. On may, 1967, he replaced the coronary artery obstruction of a 51 year old woman at the Cleveland and Clinic, Ohio, USA. This was the beginning of the bypass surgery which gradually developed worldwide and saved millions of lives of heart patients. During his career, Dr. Favaloro performed nearly 13,000 by-passes. In 1971 he went back to Buenos Aires, where he had set up the "Favaloro Foundation" to continue helping heart patients. Sadly, on July 30, 2000, he committed suicide by shoting himself in the heart. His remains were cremated and scattered at Jacinto Arauz, Provincia de La Pampa, where he began his career 50 years earlier. He wrote "Recuerdos de un Médico Rural" (1980), "De la Pampa a los Estados Unidos" (1993) y "Don Pedro y la Educación" (1994) and more than 300 researching works.

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  • Originally Created by: 380W
  • Added: 18 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6936895
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr René Gerónimo Favaloro (15 Jul 1923–30 Jul 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6936895, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.