Dr Liliana Grinfeld, Leading Argentinian Cardiologist, Dies After Long Illness

June 04, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Dr Liliana Rosa Grinfeld, the chief of interventional cardiology at Hospital Español de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has passed away May 17, 2015 after a long illness. She was 71 years old.

Grinfeld was the first female cardiologist in Argentina to implant a stent and was the first female president of the Argentine Society of Cardiology and the Argentine College of Interventional Cardiology, according to a report from TCTMD.com[1].

Dr Liliana Grinfeld

In addition to these roles, Grinfeld was a founding member of the Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology (SOLACI) and the Women in Innovations Initiative (WIN), a project that aimed to reduce gender disparities in treatment and outcomes. She was actively involved in clinical-trial research, including participating in the HORIZONS-AMI and EVEREST studies.

Born February 1, 1944, Grinfeld was educated at the National University of La Plata and completed training at the Cleveland Clinic, where she worked alongside Dr René Favaloro and Dr F Mason Sones, two leaders in the field of cardiac catheterization, states TCTMD.com. After her time in the US, she returned to Argentina.

Grinfeld was the daughter of Dr David Grinfeld and the wife of Dr Norberto Pallavicini.


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