World Health Day

María-Paz León-Bratti

Costa Rica

AFP 2005
"I believe that the caring approach is the basis of our profession."

AFP 2005
"We must not allow big corporations or unions to influence the ethics of medical practice."

Born and bred in the Costa Rican capital, San José, Dr León-Bratti is coordinator of the Immunology Division of the Internal Medicine Department at the city’s Hospital México. Coming from a family of physicians, she now agrees with her father’s warning that “medical life [is] too hard” in Costa Rica but has never regretted following in his and her mother’s footsteps.

Specialized in HIV/AIDS treatment, she sees communication as the basis of the doctor-patient relationship.