Famous Cardiologists - List of Famous Cardiologists

Cardiologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnoses and the treatment of heart related diseases and disorders. Cardiologists all over the world are tremendously valued and treasured, as they play a significant role in the healthcare system. Cardiology is perhaps one of the most miraculous inventions in the field of medical science that has saved the lives of millions of people suffering from heart related problems. The field of cardiology originated around 1628, when English physician William Harvey came out with his publication on the anatomy and the physiology of the heart. In 1938, American cardiologist, Robert E. Gross performed the very first heart surgery in the world. Later, in the year 1952, the world’s first successful open-heart surgery was performed by American cardiologist, F. John Lewis. Towards the end of the 20th century, the field was enriched with many innovative and improved diagnostic tools and the treatment opportunities expanded. Today, being a cardiologist is one of the most rewarding, satisfying and prestigious professions in the world. There are several prominent cardiologists all across the globe, who have left indelible mark in the field of medical science and the society as a whole. Here is a list of famous cardiologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Cardiologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Christiaan BarnardNovember 8, 1922South AfricanDr
Magdi YacoubNovember 16, 1935Egyptian, BritishMagdi Yacoub is one of the world's most respected cardiac surgeons
Denton CooleyAugust 22, 1920AmericanDenton Cooley is the American cardiologist who performed the world’s first implantation of an artificial heart
Clarence Walton LilleheiOctober 23, 1918AmericanClarence Walton Lillehei, a pioneer in cardiology, was the “Father of Open Heart Surgery”
Adrian KantrowitzOctober 4, 1918AmericanAdrian Kantrowitz was an American cardiologist who performed the world’s first pediatric heart transplant
Michael DeBakeySeptember 7, 1908AmericanMichael DeBakey was a prominent American cardiologist and innovator
Magdi Yacoub

Magdi Yacoub

Magdi Yacoub is one of the world's most respected cardiac surgeons

EgyptianNovember 16, 1935290 views

Clarence Walton Lillehei

Clarence Walton Lillehei, a pioneer in cardiology, was the “Father of Open Heart Surgery”

AmericanOctober 23, 1918115 views

Denton Cooley

Denton Cooley is the American cardiologist who performed the world’s first implantation of an artificial heart

AmericanAugust 22, 1920181 views

Adrian Kantrowitz

Adrian Kantrowitz was an American cardiologist who performed the world’s first pediatric heart transplant

AmericanOctober 4, 1918114 views

Michael DeBakey

Michael DeBakey was a prominent American cardiologist and innovator