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Rogelio H. A. Ruvalcaba

Born 1934
Died

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American paediatrician, born 1934, Mexico.

Biography of Rogelio H. A. Ruvalcaba

Rogelio H. Ruvalcaba received his MD degree from the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, at the age of 23 years, and in 1958 he emigrated to the United States, where he uneertook a second internship at Hôtel Dieu Hospital, Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where he also spent his first year in paediatric residency. He completed the last two years of paediatric residency in Omaha, Nebraska, where he met his wife, Elaine T. Hermanson. In 1965 he was appointed to the faculty of the University of Washington.

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