Vice President Rafael Espada of Guatemala

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José Rafael Espada is the Vice President of Guatemala and a former cardiothoracic surgeon.
Espada received his doctorate degree at the San Carlos University (Universidad San Carlos) in Guatemala and performed his surgery internship residency training in general and thoracic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Espada was known to travel from Houston to Guatemala on a monthly basis, to treat underprivileged patients requiring special cardiothoracic procedures.
Espada has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout the course of his medical career including: Honorary Doctorate from the University of Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, Honorary Professor from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, Governors award from The Chest Foundation, Paul Harris Award from the International Rotary Society, among many others.
executives in the pharmaceutical industry, among others.
Guatemala's Vice President Rafael Espada says the death toll could rise by 20 as rescuers search for the missing.
Espada has traveled to Guatemala on a monthly basis to perform cardiovascular surgeries.
Espada built UNICAR, a state-of-the-art cardiothoracic surgery facility, in Guatemala City.
state-of-the-art cardiothoracic surgery facility, in Guatemala City.
Espada is a world renowned cardiac surgeon with more than 20 years professional medical experience at the Methodist De Bakey Heart Center in Texas.
I will miss all of my patients and friends in Houston, Espada said earlier this year.
Guatemala - Vice President Rafael Espada met yesterday with the economic cabinet and the Bank of Guatemala to discuss the international financial crisis and the impact on Guatemala.
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Guatemala’s Vice President Rafael Espada said he feared the death toll could rise by at least a dozen more.
In statements for Prensa Latina shortly before returning to his country, Espada said Cuba shows tangible progress in public health, especially in rural medicine, and rated the training of Guatemalan students here as perfect.
Espada is responsible for a broad range of issues, concentrating on social and environmental issues and government reform and transparency.
places of scientific and social interest.
Rafael Espada has been the heart surgeon to Guatemala’s political elite.
Espada was nostalgic about the one he was leaving behind.
elected Vice President of Guatemala.
on during his time in the United States.
Espada met Guatemalan medical patients aboard and their health care providers aboard Boxer.
Espada said the government would help families with funeral costs, but it was difficult to identify some bodies because they were so badly mutilated.
Immersed in a culture of violence, Espada is confident that a spirit of Christian charity can ultimately prevail.
The dream intensified when young Espada was assigned a school project and boldly wrote to the legendary Dr.
Espada is a long-time personal friend and family doctor of attorney Mark Lanier of Houston, with whom I practice law.
Espada says in most people, clots in the lungs do not present a problem, because the body dissolves them.
Also traveling with Espada is Juan Aguilar, head of the Presidential Department of Food and Nutritional Security; Estuardo Galvez, Rector of the University of San Carlos; and Jesus Oliva, Dean of its School of Medicine.
Espada met Thursday with the island"s Vice President Carlos Lage at the Council of State, and visited the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM.
After more than 30 years of practicing medicine in Houston, heart surgeon Rafael Espada has returned to his native Guatemala in a big way-as the nation's newly elected vice president.
Vice President Rafael Espada said he feared the death toll could rise by at least a dozen more.
Guatemalan Vice President Rafael Espada praised this weekend the work of the Cuban health personnel that currently make their contribution in this Central American nation.
Rafael Espada has mended the hearts of his fellow Guatemalans for free.
One of the most widely known heart specialists in Latin America, Espada is running on a platform of improving health care and education and creating more jobs.
Espada has been a surgeon at The Methodist Hospital for more than 30 years.
For these efforts, in 2006 Espada was awarded the inaugural Methodist Hospital Humanitarian Award.