Prof. Dr. Antonio Guzmán Fawcett (1954-2020)

Piotr Brzeziński

Department of Physiotherapy and Medical Emergency, Faculty of Health Sciences, Pomeranian Academy, Slupsk, Poland

Corresponding author: Piotr Brzeziński, MD, PhD

How to cite this article: Brzeziński P. Prof. Dr. Antonio Guzmán Fawcett (1954-2020). Our Dermatol Online. 2022;13(2):237-238.

Submission: 10.02.2022; Acceptance: 22.03.2022

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Prof. Dr. Antonio Guzmán Fawcett was a member of the scientific board of the journal Our Dermatology Online (Fig. 1).

Figure 1: Prof. Dr. Antonio Guzmán Fawcett (1954-2020).                                        

He was born in Santa Marta, Colombia, in 1954 and died after a long illness in Asunción, Paraguay, on October 8, 2020. He was a doctor from the University of Cartagena in 1981 and trained as a dermatologist at the Dr. Ladislao Dermatological Center in Easter, in Mexico City (1983-1985), under the tutelage of Dr. Fernando Latapí and very closely with Roberto Arenas. He marry Dr. Elisa Isabel Cubilla, originally from Paraguay, on April 27, 1985. From February 1985 to March 1986, he studied dermatological surgery and stomatology at the Hospital das Clinics, of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo, under the tutelage of Professor Sebastião Sampaio. He was a co-founding member and general coordinator of the Stomatology Chapter of the Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology (2016-2018). His dermatological areas of interest were very varied, from his articles and book chapters we can point out the following: “Local anesthesia in dermatological surgery”, “Cutaneous lupus erythematosus in children”, “Surgery of the oral cavity, surgical therapeutics, oral pathology in Pediatrics” and “Oral signs of tropical, fungal and parasitic diseases”.

He got master’s degree in geriatrics in Spain about diseases of the oral and genital mucosa.

After their stay in Brazil, Antonio and Elisa decided to settle in Asunción and started a family with their two sons, Julián Fernando and José Antonio. He held different positions: Director of PRAMED CILAD (Medical Care and Educational Program); General Coordinator of the Stomatology Chapter of the Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology 2016 -2018; Full Member and Ex-President of the Paraguayan Society of Dermatology; Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology; Honorary Member of the Bolivian Society of Dermatology; Honorary Member of the Venezuelan Society of Dermatology; Corresponding Member of the Colombian Association of Dermatology.

He wrote a large number of poems, some of them collected in the work Piel, prose and Latin American poetry (Piquero Martin J, Guzman Fawcett A, Rondon Lugo A and Poletti Vázquez, 2005), presented at the XVI Congress of the cilad in Cartagena.


Tengo esperanzas, oh tegumento mío,

el dermatólogo me prescribió un jabón,

además de ungüento de vaselina tibio,

y me que exponga a ratos al inclemente sol.

Por eso te decía: hay esperanza,

con las prescripciones que ayer yo le escuché.

“De parir queratina, tu piel no se cansa,

y eso evitaremos con la indicación que haré”,

Eterno descanso al Dr. Guzman.





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