He was born in Candelaria, Pinar del Río. Notable orthopedic surgeon who is heading the Havana-based Frank País Complex since 1969. He is famous due to diverse successful surgical operations to major figures of sports in Cuba. Creator of the RALCA external fixers which gained great international acceptance. He has treated numerous heads of states and has executed missions to Africa as doctor and fighter. Diverse high recognitions have been conferred to him, among them, Work Hero of the Cuban Republic, Legion of Honor in France and the Olympic Order. He is a Parliament Representative.