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In Memory of

Renato B. Imana

June 21, 1936 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


Dr. Renato Imana, beloved father and husband, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on May 16th, 2017. Born on June 21, 1936 in La Paz Bolivia he emigrated to Chicago in 1965. Renato touched many lives both personally and professionally through his love, kindness and generosity. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by us all.

Renato is survived by his beloved wife, Gaby; family, Renato, Marinela, Valerie, Gabriela and Nelson, Jim, Dan, Yvon as well as his many grandchildren, relatives and friends.

The following is a list of...

Dr. Renato Imana, beloved father and husband, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on May 16th, 2017. Born on June 21, 1936 in La Paz Bolivia he emigrated to Chicago in 1965. Renato touched many lives both personally and professionally through his love, kindness and generosity. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by us all.

Renato is survived by his beloved wife, Gaby; family, Renato, Marinela, Valerie, Gabriela and Nelson, Jim, Dan, Yvon as well as his many grandchildren, relatives and friends.

The following is a list of his professional achievements:

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING and EXPERIENCE:

1964 M.D. Bachelor del Colegio Bolivar de la ciudad de La Paz en la Universidad San Andres La Paz, Bolivia

One year at the Service of Neurology and Neurosurgeon at the Hospital Obrero in La Paz.

1965-67 Assistant of Surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Belmont Community Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

1967 After obtaining his Medical Certificate continue at the Illinois Masonic Hospital and Hines VA Hospital at the University of Illinois in Chicago until 1972.

1970 Completed the FLEX exam in 1970 at the department of Neurosurgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago until 1973.

1973-97 Attending Neurological Surgeon, Glen Ellyn Clinic, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

1973 Attending Neurological Surgeon, Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield Illinois

1975 - Specialization in Microsurgery and Anastomosis of the arterial cerebral for the treatment of cerebral vascular accidents under Professor Gazy Yazargil in Zurich, Switzerland.

1979 - Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy training under Professor Gerald Guiot in Paris France.

1986 - Assistant Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois - Chicago

1973-97 Attending Neurological Surgeon, Glen Ellyn Clinic, Glen Ellyn Illinois


HONORS/APPOINTMENTS:

1972-73 Associate Attending, Department of Neurosurgery, Cook County Hospital

1973-95 Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Glen Ellyn Clinic

1985 Vice-Chairman Department of Surgery, Central DuPage Hospital

1986-90 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

1990-97 Co-Medical Director of Neurospine Center, Central DuPage Hospital

Honorary Member of the "Colegio Medico de Bolivia" Recipient of "Caring Physician Honor" Metropolitan Area of Chicago Twice Recipient of the highest gold Medal in Health by the Bolivian Government American Medical Association Award for Continuing Medical Education for several years


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Member of the World Neurological Society

Congress of Neurosurgeons

International College of Surgeons Vice-Regent

Latino-American Federation of Neurological Society

Bolivian Association of Surgeons 1975

Colegio Medico de Bolivia: Honorary Member 1990

Bolivian Medical Society, Inc. Chicago, Illinois President 1980 - 81

Executive Director 1994 - 95

Bolivian-American Medical Association Founder and Vice-President 1994

DuPage County Medical Association 1974

Neuro-Vascular Society 1984


WORK AFFILIATIONS

Central DuPage Hospital - Winfield Illinois

Delnor Hospital - St. Charles Illinois

Edward Hospital - Naperville Illinois

Geneva Community Hospital - Geneva Illinois

University of Illinois Medical Center - Chicago Illinois


MISSIONS:

True American Fund for Bolivia - Sent medical supplies to the public hospitals in Bolivia for 10 years.

Organized several medical meetings and missions in Bolivia from 1975 to 1995.

Donated, Organized and Implemented (with own funds) the Pediatric Neurosurgical service at the Children Hospital in La Paz, Bolivia 1987. Since then hundreds of cases have been performed every year.

Initiated a donation with the Bolivian American Medical Society, 90,OOO/lbs of medical supplies for the public hospitals in Bolivia.

Mission work in South America and the Philippines.

International Director, Central DuPage Hospital program for Continued Medical Education for Foreign Doctors (Trained 18 Physicians)


MISCELLANEOUS:

Practice of Neurosurgery in DuPage County since 1972

Established and Organized Hispanic Physician Network: Director

Executive Board Member 1995-1998

Established and Organized Hispanic American Foundation for the Advancement of Health 1997-1998; President and Founder