A Tribute to a Master: Professor Domingo M. Braile [editorial]

Walter J Gomes, João Carlos F Leal
2020 Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery  
A Tribute to a Master: Professor Domingo M. Braile The excerpt from Bertold Brecht's play Die Mutter fits well the character Professor Braile was. A singular man, a rare, perhaps a unique combination of a highly skilled heart surgeon, a devoted professor, an adroit scientist, a successful entrepreneur and the linchpin of a loving family. An unchallenged leader in the field of cardiovascular surgery among us and the personification of the example to be followed by the younger generation in our
more » ... untry. His unparalleled and extraordinary achievements in life were made possible because of his energetic, persevering, and tireless personality, where every word out of his mouth resonated his real passion for the profession. Nicknamed "the heart mender" in his biography, his endeavor allowed the country to master the production of a wide range of cardiovascular-related medical supplies, making possible the access to heart surgery through the public healthcare system to every patient in need, regardless of how little they earned or saved. And unquestionably contributing to make the Brazilian heart surgery powerful and recognized worldwide.
doi:10.21470/1678-9741-1-2020-0606 pmid:32549091 fatcat:54a2yey2cjgyhpyr6idn3cndya