In memoriam of our esteemed friend and colleague Dr Jorge Ortega

We at GRAACC are very saddened by the news of the recent passing of Dr Ortega. Much has already been said about his achievements and his contributions to the Pediatric-Oncology community. Nonetheless, we would like to emphasize how influential he was for the growth and directions of our institution. Dr Ortega took a sabbatical year from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in 1995 and spent six months in São Paulo, Brazil, teaching, mentoring and enlightening us with his knowledge, kindness and generosity. He helped to shape our institution and will be forever in our hearts.

Rest in peace dear friend,

Sergio Petrilli and GRAACC team

Consejo Directivo SLAOP