Sunday, May 22, 2011



Although he is not usually associated to education, I believe this person is worth writing about. For his pioneer work in Coronary surgery, Rene Favaloro is considered one of the most important Argentinean figures in the field of medicine. Nonetheless, his achievements as a doctor are not the only teachings he has left to our society. This surgeon devoted his life to the provision of free, quality health services in Argentina. He was a man of immense integrity who preferred to share his knowledge with his colleagues in his country than becoming incredibly rich in the United States of America, where he a was very prestigious professional. He promoted the country’s growth by training young doctors in remote regions of Argentina such as Jacinto Arauz, and by fighting to get social equality in health services. I think his kindness had no limits and his example is a great teaching to our society. He left us with more than a bunch of celebrated feats; he taught us that we should work all together to build up a better society by eradicating individualism and irresponsibility.

Read more: Rene Favaloro: 1923-2000: Heart Surgeon Biography - Interest In Medicine Began Early, Returned To Argentina, Clinic Struggled With Financial Difficulty


Ronnie's in the house said...

I have no problem to believe that Reneé Favaloro was, indeed, a pioneer. Whether it was on the educational field or not is not the point, I think. Though he shared his knowledge with so many colleagues that you can certainly consider him an educator. He tried so hard to make a difference... And don´t we all, as teachers? In my opinion, he was a remarkable educator and we should follow his example in life. If we could all share his values, the world would be such a better place for everyone!

Rosa Peralta said...

I think he was an example for the human race. A person like Favaloro is an educator because he taught values and he fought against unfairness.