18 Innovations: First Coronary Artery Bypass

Rene Favaloro, MD, came to Cleveland Clinic without an invitation. He was a rural doctor from Argentina who wanted to learn from Cleveland Clinic’s famed surgeons. It was the early 1960s. Dr. Favaloro made friends with renowned surgeon George Crile, Jr., MD, and F. Mason Sones, MD, the discoverer of coronary angiography. They welcomed the eager, hardworking … Read More