The National University of La Rioja has proposed an Argentine cardiologist as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Medicine Luis de la Fuente, who taught at the National University of Tucumán until 1958. The 89-year-old doctor is a world leader in his specialty and has worked with René Favaloro, with whom he founded the institute in Buenos Aires.
Born in La Rioja, and considered a “provincial champion” in terms of health, the Supreme Council of the University of La Rioja (UNLaR) proposed Friday for the 2022 Nobel Prizes. The cardiologist had already been nominated for the 2005 award from Stanford University (California). On this occasion, the university hospital of that city gave the green light.
“It is a fitting proposition for such famous Riojan physician as Dr. de la Fuente, a physician known internationally for being a world leader in Invasive Cardiology (since 1962), Interventional Cardiology (in 1965) and Bio-Interventional Cardiology (1999). In addition to direct collaboration With Dr. Rene Favaloro to establish a model institute of cardiology operating in Buenos Aires,” said the pediatrician. Daniel QuirogaPromoter of the initiative.
Nomination initiatives for the Nobel Prize can come from various places, such as scientific societies, universities and in the case of Luis de la Fuente, to publish 400 scientific articles in specialized journals and more than 50 awards.
De la Fuente finished his studies at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (with honors diploma in October 1958). He then immigrated to the United States and entered St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon.