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educator , Surgeon

Diego Figuera, Spanish surgeon, educator. Recipient Grand Medal Order Civil de Sanidad, medal Fomento de la Invencion Cabrevizo Foundation, 1993; named to Order de Isabel la Catolice.

Background

Figuera, Diego was born on August 9, 1920 in Algorta, Spain. Son of Jesus-Angel and Amelia (Aymerich) Figuera.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Madrid, 1949.

Career

Intern, Hospital Provincial, Madrid, 1946-1950; associate professor surgery, U. Madrid, 1951-1954; supernumerary thoracic surgeon, Cardiff, England, 1955-1956; head surgery, Beneficiencia Provincial Madrid, 1959; professor surgery, Zaragoza Medical School, 1962-1964; professor surgery, Madird Autonomous Medical School, 1966-1991; emeritus professor, Madird Autonomous Medical School, since 1991. Surgical registrar San Carlos Teaching Hospital, 1949-1953. Head surgical department, director Clinica Puerta de Hiervo, Madrid, head board cardiovascular surgery, 1967-1968, director, 1979-1981, head department, 1964-1991.

Membership

Member American College of Surgeons (governor 1989-1993), Society Espanola de Anyia Cardiovascular (president 1978-1979), Society Espanola de Cardiologia (president cardiac transplant section), Society Espanola de Anestesia y Reanimacion (honorary), Association Espanola de Cirujanos (gold medal, honorary), Royal Academy Medicine Madrid, Royal Academy Medicine Seville (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: windsurfing, flying ultalights, hunting.

Connections

Married Nieves Alvarez, October 22, 1955. Children: Angela, Isabel, Diego, Miguel, Pablo.

father:
Jesus-Angel Figuera

mother:
Amelia (Aymerich) Figuera

spouse:
Nieves Alvarez

child:
Isabel Figuera

child:
Angela Figuera

child:
Pablo Figuera

child:
Miguel Figuera

child:
Diego Figuera