Welcome to the
Favaloro Foundation

The Favaloro Foundation was established in 1975 as a not-for-profit organization by René G. Favaloro on his return from the United States, with three main goals: providing medical care, generating scientific knowledge, and educating health professionals. Favaloro was following the principles of the Cleveland Clinic, where he had worked for ten years. There he had developed the “bypass” or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), the fundamental work of his career and a technique that changed radically the history of coronary disease.

In 1992, with a group of co-workers he created the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (ICYCC) with the motto “Advanced technology at the service of medical humanism”. In the past years many new specialties have been opened, thus giving rise to the University Hospital and adding to the multidisciplinary approach that is consistent with the Favaloro Foundation’s principles. Today, besides highly-specialized Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, attention is provided in Pulmonology, Nephrology, Hepatology, Immunogenetics, Gastroenterology, Orthopaedics, and Bariatric Surgery, to mention a few. The Institute of Neuroscience offers diagnosis and treatment for all neurological, psychiatric and neurosurgical pathologies both in adults and children. The Transplantation Programs are among the most active in Argentina. Their teams perform heart, hear-lung, lung, liver, renal, reno-pancreatic, intestinal and bone marrow transplants.

The Favaloro University offers graduate and postgraduate courses in Medicine, Engineering, Kinesiology, Psychology, Nursing and Biology. A multidisciplinary team (specialist in Medicine, Biology, Veterinary Science, Mathematics, Engineering, etc.) work in more than 30 fields of research in collaboration with other important centers in the United States and Europe.

The achievements in medical care, teaching and research and the quality of its services place the Favaloro Foundation among the most prestigious health institutions in Latin America . But above all the advances in medicine and technology, prevails the commitment to always act in the best interest of the patient, the only privileged one, as René Favaloro used to say.