Dr. Mario O. Laplume was born on November 5th 1954 in Montevideo,Uruguay. He did his primary school studies in the "Lycée Français" and hissecondary ones in the "Liceo No.5 José Pedro Varela." In a parallel way hestudied French in the "Alliance Francaise" and English in the "Instituto Anglo-Uruguayo." In 1972 he earned a scholarship as an exchange student from "Youth For Understanding" and spent 6 months in Portage, Michigan.
He studied Medicine in the "Universidad Nacional de La Plata" in La Plata, Argentina, from 1974 to 1981 when he graduated with the title of "Médico."
He passed the ECFMG examinations in December 1982 and he did a Surgical Internship in "Lutheran Medical Center" in New York City. He did his post-graduate Neurology training in the "University of South Alabama" in Mobile, Alabama, in 1984 and 1985. He worked in "Coral Way Medical Associates", a multi-specialty group in Miami, from 1986 to 2008, becoming its medical director in September 1998 until its final dissolution.
From September 1996 to May 2008 he studied Master and Doctoral degrees in Public Health at "Columbia University in the City of New York", earning his degrees in 1998 and 2008. His doctoral thesis is centred on the "Socio-Sanitary integration of the Regione Veneto" of Italy. From May 2008 up to the present time he has worked as an independent consultant in "Health Policy and Management" for various South Florida medical institutions.
He completed his first Novel, "Madame D.C.- Book I Three Voyages", and published it in Amazon's Kindle Direct in November 2016. In May 2016 he created a Literary web page and Wellness blog at: https://drmolaplume.com