What a loss, first to his family and then to the rest of us. I worked with Mario at SLMC both in ICU and later in PACU. He was the consummate professional with a twist...unfailing good spirits. He was a caring and compassionate doctor, concerned with the whole patient and not just his "incision". He always had time for families. A wonderful teacher, it was never too much trouble to help us understand what was happening with a patient.
He was hugely proud of his family. It was such a pleasure to see his joy in them.
Mario taught me how to eat tuna. I always thought it was born in a can, until he brought me some fresh that he had caught, complete with his receipe to prepare it. Needless to say, it was wonderful.
My thoughts go out to his parents, Alicia and the children and his brothers.