Doctor Luis José Almodóvar Fábregas, neurosurgeon, chief resident of the neurosurgery section of the Medical Center’s University Hospital, is days away from graduating from the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico in a specialty very few accomplish. Once he has achieved this goal, he will go outside of Puerto Rico to compliment his skills.
A year ago he was accepted in the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas, where he will complete a subspecialization in oncologic neurosurgery. Once he concludes his training, he will become the first Puerto Rican in doing this.
Almodóvar Fábregas is also an inventor. He invented an instrument which is waiting for its patent, while the prototype is being made.
The instrument is a rotary needle carrier that allows more efficient suturing and has a moving range that other instruments lack. This carrier will be “universal”, for right and left-handed persons, like doctor Almodóvar Fábregas.