Article from GUATEMALA.COM

Note: This article was originally published in Spanish. It has been translated into English below. The Spanish version can be viewed here.

Guatemala has been recognized worldwide for the contributions to medicine made by Guatemalan doctors. Know what contribution and achievements each one has obtained.

Wilfredo Ramón Stokes Baltazar

He is a multi-faceted research scientist. In 2008 he received the award “Best Presentation Award in Rheumatology”, for presenting the best research in rheumatology in the world.

Sergio Alejandro Carrillo Meléndez

Cardiovascular pediatrician, was certified to perform open-heart surgeries at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aldo Castañeda Heuberger

Doctor and surgeon, he created the Foundation Aldo Castañeda and the Cardiovascular Unit of Guatemala (UNICARP).

Julio César Alonzo Aceituno

Guatemalan physician and surgeon who received the “Prize to the Medical Achievement for a Better Life 2016” by the International Organization for Training and Medical Research.

Carlos Alvarado Dumas

Guatemalan doctor, developed three types of membranes, which are named Biofilm, Ixchel I, and Ixchel II; used to restore or repair human skin.

Carlos León Roldán

Ophthalmologist, inventor of the optical device called Keratoprosthesis Hydroxyapatite Coralina, which can cure certain types of blindness.

Congratulations to the doctors who have represented Guatemala!