Famous 20th Century Physicians
Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Physicians, including Ben Carson, Chris Brown, Rand Paul, Ron Paul and Erik Erikson.
Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud
06 May 1856, Austrian
Neurologist
Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

Ron PaulRon Paul
20 August 1935, American
 

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
17 October 1956, American
First African American Woman To Travel To Space

Patch AdamsPatch Adams
28 May 1945, American
Physician

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
26 March 1905, Austrian
Psychiatrist
Carlo UrbaniCarlo Urbani
19 October 1956, Italian
Epidemiologist

Jack KevorkianJack Kevorkian
26 May 1928, American
American pathologist

John Harvey KelloggJohn Harvey Kellogg
26 February 1852, American
Doctor, Inventor
Connie BoothConnie Booth
31 January 1944, American
Actress, Psychotherapist

Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
24 March 1897, Austrian
Psychoanalyst
Conrad MurrayConrad Murray
19 February 1953, Grenadian
Cardiologist

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
13 April 1901, French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori
31 August 1870, Italian
Physician and Educator

Albert SchweitzerAlbert Schweitzer
14 January 1875, French
Philosopher, Theologian

Erik EriksonErik Erikson
15 June 1902, Canadian, German, American
American-German psychologist
Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
03 June 1904, American
Physician & Surgeon

François DuvalierFrançois Duvalier
14 April 1907, Haitian
Politician, Physician

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935, Egyptian, British
Heart Surgeon

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
20 March 1903, American
Actor
Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922, South African
Cardiac Surgeon

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929, British
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First
Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
29 August 1910, American
Surgeon

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903, American
Pediatrician and Political Activist
Tran JeongTran Jeong
24 February 1972, American
Wife of Ken Jeong

Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
18 January 1856, American
Surgeon
William OslerWilliam Osler
12 July 1849, Canadian
Physician

Hans EysenckHans Eysenck
04 March 1916, German
 

Rita Levi-MontalciniRita Levi-Montalcini
22 April 1909, Italian
Neurologist
R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
07 October 1927, French, Scottish
Psychiatrist

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Hans AspergerHans Asperger
18 February 1906, Austrian
Paediatrician
Paul FarmerPaul Farmer
26 October 1959, American
 

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
07 September 1908, American
Cardiac Surgeon

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940, British
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician
Roberta BondarRoberta Bondar
04 December 1945, Canadian
Astronaut & Neurologist
Virginia ApgarVirginia Apgar
07 June 1909, American
Physician and Anesthesiologist

Victor ChangVictor Chang
21 November 1936, Australian
Surgeon

Fe del MundoFe del Mundo
27 November 1911, Filipino
Pediatrician

Vladimir Petrovich DemikhovVladimir Demikhov
18 July 1916, Russian
Organ Transplant Pioneer
Alfred BlalockAlfred Blalock
05 April 1899, American
Surgeon

Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
25 August 1900, German
Biochemist

Fred HollowsFred Hollows
09 April 1929, New Zealander
Ophthalmologist

Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek
09 September 1923, American
Physician and medical researcher

Denton CooleyDenton Cooley
22 August 1920, American
Heart Surgeon
Severo OchoaSevero Ochoa
14 September 1905, Spanish
Physician and Biochemist

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918, British
English nurse
Ian FrazerIan Frazer
06 January 1953, Australian
Australian scientist

Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist

Girolamo FracastoroGirolamo Fracastoro
1478 AD, Italian
Physician, scholar, poet
Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956, Mexican
Psychiatrist

Gerald EdelmanGerald Edelman
01 July 1929, American
Immunologist
Stanley B. PrusinerStanley B. Prusiner
28 May 1942, American
Neurologist and Biochemist

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
28 February 1905, Argentinian
Physician and Epidemiologist

Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924, Swedish
Neurophysiologist

Baruch Samuel BlumbergBaruch Samuel Blumberg
28 July 1925, American
Physician, Geneticist
Nina GrayNina Gray
23 August 1974, American
Entrepreneur

Edward Donnall ThomasE. Donnall Thomas
15 March 1920, American
Physician

Luis Federico LeloirLuis Federico Leloir
06 September 1906, Argentinian
Biochemist, Physician

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
06 January 1944, Swiss
Immunologist
Frederick Chapman RobbinsFrederick Chapman Robbins
25 August 1916, American
Virologist and Paediatrician

Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
04 October 1918, American
Cardiac Surgeon
Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins
22 September 1901, Canadian, American
Physician & Surgeon

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
30 November 1926, Canadian, Polish, American
Endocrinologist

Edward DunlopEdward Dunlop
12 July 1907, Australian
Prisoner of War
Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877, British
Physician

Orvan HessOrvan Hess
18 June 1906, American
Physician
Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke
22 September 1907, British
Pioneering work on prevention of Rh disease, and

Mason AndrewsMason Andrews
19 April 1919, American
Physician

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
12 July 1923, Argentinian
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Joseph E. MurrayJoseph E. Murray
01 April 1919, American
Plastic Surgeon

Carol S. DweckCarol S. Dweck
17 October 1976, American
Physiologists
Clarence Walton LilleheiClarence Walton Lillehei
23 October 1918, American
Pioneer of Open-Heart Surgery

Richard LowerRichard Lower
1631 AD, British
Physician

Li WenliangLi Wenliang
12 October 1986, Chinese
Ophthalmologist

Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
23 October 1969, American
Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Journalist, Screenwriter
Mehmet OzMehmet Oz
11 June 1960, Turkish, American
Television personality
Michael BurryMichael Burry
19 June 1971, American
Physician

Larry NassarLarry Nassar
16 August 1963, American
Serial child molester

George PellGeorge Pell
08 June 1941, Australian
Cardinal

Jennifer AshtonJennifer Ashton
23 April 1969, American
Physician
Ursula von der LeyenUrsula von der Leyen
08 October 1958, German
Physician, Politician

Zakir NaikZakir Naik
18 October 1965, Indian
Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher

Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
18 August 1932, French
Physician, Biologist, Virologist, Researcher,

Ralph NorthamRalph Northam
13 September 1959, American
Politician

Tom CoburnTom Coburn
14 March 1948, American
Politician
Margaret ChanMargaret Chan
21 August 1947, Canadian, Chinese
Physician

Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959, British
Cardiologist
Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD, British
surgeon

Howard DeanHoward Dean
17 November 1948, American
Former Governor of Vermont
James T. GoodrichJames T. Goodrich
16 April 1946, American
Neurosurgeon
Sam SheppardSam Sheppard
29 December 1923, American
Neurosurgeon