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René Favaloro Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Cause of Death, Known Facts

René Favaloro Bio

Dr. René Gerónimo Favaloro was born on July 12, 1923, and died on July 29th, 2000. He was an Argentine cardiac surgeon best known for his pioneering work on coronary artery bypass surgery.

René Favaloro Early Life

Rene Favaloro was born on July 14, 1923, in La Plata, the capital city in the Province of Buenos Aires. His father was Juan B. Favaloro, a carpenter, and his mother was Ida Y Raffaelli, a dressmaker. He had a brother, who also became a surgeon.

René Favaloro Early Career

From an early age Favaloro had a passion for football, though he never considered making a career out of it. It was an uncle who was a physician who inspired the boy to become a doctor.

René Favaloro Education

In 1941 he received his bachelor’s degree from Rafael Hernández National College, after which he joined the Argentine Army, to serve during the World War II. After being discharged as a Lieutenant in 1945, he started his medical studies at the University of La Plata. He received his degree in 1949, following which he went to Polyclinical Hospital in La Plata to serve an internship.

René Favaloro Google Doodle

Today on June 12th, 2019, Google honors René Favaloro with a  Doodle on what would have been his 96th birthday. The doodle list his introduction of coronary artery bypass surgery as one of his greatest achievements.

René Favaloro main Work Criteria

Rene Favaloro wrote several books during his career. ‘Surgical Treatment of Coronary Arteriosclerosis’ can be regarded as one of his most famous works. This book focuses on his famous technique which he had invented for heart bypass surgery.

‘Memories of a Rural Doctor’ was another one of his well-known works. In it, he mainly discusses his career while working in the village Jacinto Arauz, and the sad life of the people there, and how he worked hard to improve their lifestyle.

The Favaloro Foundation

Favaloro returned to Argentina in 1971 with the dream of developing a center of excellence similar to the Cleveland Clinic, that combined medical attention, research, and education. He co-founded the Fundacion Favaloro teaching school in 1975.


Favaloro contributed to raising the standard level of his specialty for the benefit of patients through innumerable courses, seminars and conferences organized by the Fundación, among them the distinguished ‘Cardiology for the Consultant’ (Cardiología para el Consultant) held every two years.

He trained 450 students at the institution, which specialized in medical care, training and research.

René Favaloro Other Works

Rene Favaloro wrote several books during his career. The most renown is the ‘Surgical Treatment of Coronary Arteriosclerosis’. This book focuses on his famous technique which he had invented for heart bypass surgery.

The other renown book is the ‘Memories of a Rural Doctor’.He mainly discusses his career while working in the village Jacinto Arauz, and the sad life of the people there, and how he worked hard to improve their lifestyle.

René Favaloro Wife (María Antonia Delgado)

Favaloro married María Antonia Delgado in 1951 with whom he had a relationship since they were in high school. They shared a happy and peaceful life. However, they didn’t have any children. His wife died in 1998.

René Favaloro Cause of Death (Suicide)

Favaloro died on July 29th, 2000. The cause of death was suicide by shooting himself in the chest. Favaloro’s death came two years after the death of his beloved wife in 1998.

Although his suicide is often linked to the Foundation’s financial difficulties, the letter clearly shows Favaloro overwhelmed by the corruption of the health system and feeling that he could not fight against this powerful organization. In some parts of the letter, he refers to himself as “Don Quijote” in his lonely battle against the giants. Aggravating this situation was that Favaloro had never recovered from the death of his wife in 1998.

 

 

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