RENÉ GERÓNIMO FAVALORO (1923-2000)
Argentine cardiac surgeon who created the technique for coronary bypass surgery.
In 1967, René Favaloro became the first surgeon to perform bypass surgery on a patient suffering from coronary artery disease.
He published, in 1970, the book Surgical Treatment on Coronary Arteriosclerosis.
Dr. Favaloro obtained his MD degree in 1949 in the University of La Plata. He trained as a surgeon in La Plata, Buenos Aires and in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
He was Director of the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery of the Favaloro Foundation in Buenos Aires.
Dr. Favaloro is universally recognized for his contribution to the development of coronary bypass surgery.