Dr. Favaloro was born in La Plata, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He 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. Dr. Favaloro is universally recognized for his contribution to the development of coronary bypass surgery and has received numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to Medicine. At present Dr. Favaloro is Director of the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery of the Favaloro Foundation in Buenos Aires.