Famous Physicians - List of Famous Physicians

Physicians or doctors have always been a very respected and revered group of people. The reasons for this are quite obvious; they have always been the healers and the voice of the necessity for good health. Due to the advancements in the understanding of medicine, physicians are generally categorized under various specialties like cardiologists, radiologists, internal medicine, surgeons and many more. These, however, are not the only classification of doctors. There are medical practitioners who practice traditional methods of healing; methods like Ayurveda and Chinese traditional medicine. The science of medicine has seen great advancements in the past and even more so in recent times; all of which have been the result of the work of some dedicated people. A list of such people would include names like Frederick Banting, who was famous for his work with insulin, Elizabeth Blackwell, she was the first woman in the US to get a medical degree and laid the foundation for the entry of women into medicine and Harvey Cushing, a neurosurgeon who is widely accepted as the father of brain surgery in its current form. The following is a list of the biographies, including trivia, timelines and the life stories, of many such men and women.

The Most Famous Physicians

René Gerónimo FavaloroJuly 12, 1923ArgentinianRené Gerónimo Favaloro was a renowned Argentinean cardiovascular surgeon
Jabir Ibn Hayyan721IranianJabir Ibn Hayyan was a medieval era polymath
Maria MontessoriAugust 31, 1870ItalianMaria Montessori was a physician and educator who developed the approach of Montessori education
Roger BannisterMarch 23, 1929BritishRoger Bannister is an English doctor, academic and a former athlete
Dr. MiamiApril 16, 1972AmericanMichael Salzhauer, who is best known by his nickname "Dr
NostradamusDecember 14, 1503FrenchNostradamus was a French physician and seer, best known for collection of prophesies, ‘Les Propheties’
Jean PiagetAugust 9, 1896SwissJean Piaget was a psychologist and philosopher known for his theory of cognitive development
Christiaan BarnardNovember 8, 1922South AfricanDr
Al-Zahrawi936SpanishAl-Zahrawi, was an illustrious medieval Arab Muslim physician and surgeon
John LockeAugust 29, 1632BritishJohn Locke was a 17th century English philosopher and physician known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism"


Nostradamus was a French physician and seer, best known for collection of prophesies, ‘Les Propheties’

FrenchDecember 14, 1503353 views

Arthur Keith

Arthur Keith was a distinguished Scottish anatomist and anthropologist

WelshFebruary 5, 1866127 views

Rolf M. Zinkernagel

Rolf Martin Zinkernagel is an eminent Swiss immunologist who was one of the joint recipients of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996

SwissJanuary 6, 194496 views

Ferid Murad

Ferid Murad is an American physician and pharmacologist who won a share of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

AmericanSeptember 14, 1936129 views

Luis Federico Leloir

Luis Federico Leloir was an Argentinean physician and biochemist who won the Noble Prize for Chemistry in 1970

E. Donnall Thomas

Edward Donnall Thomas was an American physician and professor of Medicine who did pioneer research on bone marrow transplant

AmericanMarch 15, 192080 views

Torsten Wiesel

Torsten Wiesel is a Nobel Prize winning Swedish neurophysiologist who was one of the co-recipients of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

SwedishJune 3, 1924147 views

Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian American neurologist who won a share of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

ItalianApril 22, 1909108 views

Gerald Edelman

Gerald Edelman was a noted American Immunologist who, along with Rodney Robert Porter, won the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

AmericanJuly 1, 1929124 views