Our Foundation » Personalities

Prof. Dr. Juan José Boretti

He was born in Bigand, south of the province of Santa Fe, on February 5, 1923. He entered the Medical School of Rosario in 1941, where he graduated as a Surgeon in 1947 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1965. In 1949, He began his training in thoracic surgery with Prof. Mario Brea at the Hospital de Clínicas of the Faculty of Medicine of Buenos Aires, which he completed in 1950 in the United States, during his stay in various surgical centers. In 1951 he entered the Italian Hospital, where in 1953 he was appointed Head of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Service. There he organized the Experimental Surgery Section, forming a work team made up of Doctors Emilio Navarini, José Luis Ameriso, Mario Milano, Juan A. Della Bianca, Osvaldo Molina, Rubén Dellamea and Dr. Magdalena Castagnino as anesthesiologist, with whom he began to work in open heart surgery. Head of the Thoracic Surgery Service of the Marcelino Freyre Hospital. In 1971 he was appointed Full Professor of Surgical Clinic at the Faculty of Medicine, taking charge, in addition, of the Head of the Department of Surgery of the Faculty. Founding Member of the Society of Cardiology of Rosario, and of the Association of Coastal Surgery, having been President of the Argentine Association of Surgery and the Argentine Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Official Rapporteur of the 29th National Congress of Surgery in 1958 and President of the 52nd Argentine Congress of Surgery, he was awarded in 1989 the title of Master of Argentine Thoracic Surgery. Honorary Member of the Rosario Surgery Society and the Argentine Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, appointed in 1993 National Honorary Member of the Argentine Association of Surgery. An exquisite surgeon, with an exceptional surgical technique, he stood out for his teaching capacity and advanced concerns, being one of the pioneers in the implementation of residences at the Centennial Hospital, a system that had as a champion one of his teachers, Dr. Mario Pitch. His affable and simple character, together with his attitude always prone to support the concerns that were approaching him, made those who had the opportunity to meet him, feel for him a singular affection. He died in Rosario, on November 3, 1993, at the age of 70 years.

Do you want to collaborate?