Renowned surgeon Alexandru Pesamosca has died


Prof. Dr. Alexandru Pesamosca, one of Romania’s most renowned pediatric surgeons, died yesterday at the ‘Marie Curie’ Hospital in Bucharest, where he had spent the last decades of his life. His body was laid in state yesterday at the chapel of the church located in the hospital’s courtyard and today will be moved to the ‘Carol Davila’ Medicine Faculty. According to Gheorghe Burnei, head of the ‘Marie Curie’ Hospital’s orthopedic ward, Dr. Pesamosca may be buried on Saturday in the hospital’s courtyard. “We hope to obtain all permits so that the professor can be buried in the hospital’s courtyard. That’s what he wanted,” Prof. Dr. Burnei stated for Realitatea TV.

On June 18, Dr. Pesamosca was hospitalized within the Floreasca Hospital with cardiac and pulmonary problems. Several days ago he was brought back to ‘Marie Curie.’ “Professor Pesamosca’s wish was to die in the place he loved very much, at his work place, a place that had also become his home,” family members stated for Mediafax.

Professor Pesamosca, an important name in Romanian medicine, was forced to retire. Professor Pesamosca did not leave the ‘Marie Curie’ Children’s Hospital since 1984. Having lost all his family members, the professor was allowed to live in the hospital in which he worked for 60 years. Nicknamed “the Children’s Angel,” Dr. Pesamosca performed approximately 50,000 surgeries in his career, saving the lives of thousands of children whose cases other doctors considered to be hopeless or inoperable. The medical world regrets the death of the renowned surgeon, considering him a landmark and a model that never performed his job for money. The medical interns that Dr. Pesamosca trained in 1984-1985 revealed that they used to call him “Papa Pesi” and that “he infected them with profession.” Health Minister Ladislau Ritli expressed his profound regret, pointing out that Dr. Pesamosca will remain known in the medical world as a reputable surgeon and a respected professor that trained entire generations of doctors.

3 Comments

  1. gabriela says:

    Romania este mult mai saraca fara cel care a fost doctorul Pesamosca. Merita mai mult de la noi. Dupa reportajul de la Antena 3 din decembrie 2010 am crezut ca va fi invadat de vizitatori si am asteptat pana in februarie 2011 sa il vizitez cand se va potoli ecoul emisiunii si vizitele vor fi mai rare. A fost foarte usor sa ajung la el , nu era nimeni.Daca televiziunea s-a ocupat de el,pacientii si parintii pacientilor nu au facut nimic. Cel care ne salva copiii nu a primit ce i se cuvenea din partea noastra. Am stat mult de vorba si am aflat ca avea multe necazuri cu sanatatea. Folosea un vas WC special care era spart si nu s-au gasit resurse sa fie inlocuit (desi ROCA obiecte sanitare SRL produce asemenea vase) Parea avid de comunicare, dar nu am indraznit sa vorbesc prea mult . Cine eram eu sa indraznesc sa consider ca stau de vorba cu un asa titan? Am descoperit cunostinte comune, amintiri, avea o memorie extraordinara, nici acum nu imi vine sa cred ca isi amintea de un student ( acum medic de cel putin 20 ani)care a avut stagiatura la Mangalia.
    Nu pot sa cred ca nu mai este.Oare cine il mai plange? Mai are familie in viata?
    Sa ne amintim cu piosenie de el si sa speram ca se va mai naste un om ca el . Dumnezeu sa il odihneasca in lumina Lui.

  2. Rica Preda says:

    Dr Pesamosca a fost un om extraordinar. Imi pare rau sa aud ca s-a sfirsit singur. Eu am fost pacienta lui in 1977. Am fost transferata la el, dupa ce cu un an inainte un alt doctor m-a operat fara succes. Il asteptam pentru vizita in picioare in pat, ii saream de git, si el intreba “Ce face fata lui tati?”. In seara inainte de operatie, a venit si m-a intrebat daca eram speriata, si mi-a spus sa nu fiu, caci el ma va vindeca pentru intotdeauna. L-am iubit mereu, dar nu i-am spus niciodata, eram intimidata de el (eu aveam 7 ani, si el era un barbat inalt si foarte frumos). A fost un inger pentru mine, si sint convinsa ca este intr-un loc frumos.

  3. Saved says:

    this man saved my life 30 years ago. God bless him

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