Obituaries

Luis Guillermo Martinez Bustamante

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4864 (Published 07 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4864
  1. Emily Spry
Photo: Miloš Petrović

Luis Guillermo Martinez Bustamante, a Mexican born urologist, was a true global citizen, who contributed to international medical organisations throughout his career, which was sadly cut short when he was murdered by a patient while working at his Slovenian hospital.

Growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, “Memo” and his siblings were introduced to medicine an early age; his mother was a nurse and his father and uncle are physicians, as is his younger brother. Always smart and hardworking, Memo had a talent for languages that took him on a youth exchange trip to Italy, which sparked a love of Mediterranean …

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