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René G. Favaloro
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Rene Geronimo Favaloro

July 12, 1923
Died July 29, 2000(2000-07-29) (aged 77)
Nationality Argentine
Alma mater National University of La Plata
Spouse(s) María Antonia Delgado
Awards Prince Mahidol Award (1998)
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Dr. René Gerónimo Favaloro (July 12, 1923 – July 29, 2000) was an Argentine cardiac surgeon best known for his pioneering work on coronary artery bypass surgery.

In 1967, René Favaloro became the first surgeon to perform bypass surgery on a patient suffering from coronary artery disease. This procedure later developed into an important technology in coronary surgery.

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