Professor Alfonso del Granado
Professor Alfonso Del Granado received his education from the University of San Simon, Bolivia and completed his residency at the renowned University of Chicago. He was certified through the prestigious American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As son of the poet Don Javier del Granado, his father gave him the tradition of humanitarian and charitable social work when he received his doctorate. He is also a direct descendant of the first Count of Cotoca.
Alfonso studied medicine at the University of San Simón and moved to the United States to carry out his medical specialty studies where he was a principal resident. After his graduation, the University of Chicago granted him the appointment of clinical professor of medicine, without having to leave his practice in economically disadvantaged areas in the states of Illinois and Indiana. He also founded the laparoscopic surgical department at South Chicago Community Hospital, affiliated with the University of Chicago. The professor is a former acting-chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, and former assistant professor at Chicago’s Rush Medical School.
In Bolivia, with other doctors, he established the medical specialty in Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of San Simon, and briefly served as Minister of Health in the government led by Juan Pereda Asbún. Professor Del Granado through his affiliation with the Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, he promoted the first in vitro fertilization program in the central region of the United States. Finally, he developed an intense educational work of training resident doctors in minimally invasive surgery and microsurgery techniques that opened new frontiers in medicine in the eighties and nineties of the last century.
Director of OBGYN department at Northwest Medical and Urgent Care Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education & Residency:
University of Chicago Hospitals – Pritzker School of Medicine (Residency)
Universidad Mayor de San Simon Facultad de Medicina Dr. Aurelio Melean, Bolivia (Education)