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

Carl JungCarl Jung
26 July 1875, Swiss
Psychiatrist

Ron PaulRon Paul
20 August 1935, American
 

Patch AdamsPatch Adams
28 May 1945, American
Physician

Jack KevorkianJack Kevorkian
26 May 1928, American
American pathologist
Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
26 March 1905, Austrian
Psychiatrist

Connie BoothConnie Booth
31 January 1944, American
Actress, Psychotherapist

John Harvey KelloggJohn Harvey Kellogg
26 February 1852, American
Doctor, Inventor
Conrad MurrayConrad Murray
19 February 1953, Grenadian
Cardiologist

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
17 October 1956, American
First African American Woman To Travel To Space
Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
24 March 1897, Austrian
Psychoanalyst

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
13 April 1901, French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Albert SchweitzerAlbert Schweitzer
14 January 1875, French
Philosopher, Theologian

Jill SteinJill Stein
14 May 1950, American
Physician

Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori
31 August 1870, Italian
Physician and Educator
Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
20 March 1903, American
Actor

François DuvalierFrançois Duvalier
14 April 1907, Haitian
Politician, Physician

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929, British
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Erik EriksonErik Erikson
15 June 1902, Canadian, German, American
American-German psychologist
Hans AspergerHans Asperger
18 February 1906, Austrian
Paediatrician

Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922, South African
Cardiac Surgeon
Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
03 June 1904, American
Physician & Surgeon

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
07 October 1927, French, Scottish
Psychiatrist

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903, American
Pediatrician and Political Activist
Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
29 August 1910, American
Surgeon

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935, Egyptian, British
Heart Surgeon
William OslerWilliam Osler
12 July 1849, Canadian
Physician

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician

Hans EysenckHans Eysenck
04 March 1916, German
 
Vladimir Petrovich DemikhovVladimir Demikhov
18 July 1916, Russian
Organ Transplant Pioneer

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Paul FarmerPaul Farmer
26 October 1959, American
 
Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
07 September 1908, American
Cardiac Surgeon

Rita Levi-MontalciniRita Levi-Montalcini
22 April 1909, Italian
Neurologist

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

Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
18 January 1856, American
Surgeon
Fred HollowsFred Hollows
09 April 1929, New Zealander
Ophthalmologist
Roberta BondarRoberta Bondar
04 December 1945, Canadian
Astronaut & Neurologist

Carlo UrbaniCarlo Urbani
19 October 1956, Italian
Epidemiologist

Virginia ApgarVirginia Apgar
07 June 1909, American
Physician and Anesthesiologist

Victor ChangVictor Chang
21 November 1936, Australian
Surgeon
Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
25 August 1900, German
Biochemist

Alfred BlalockAlfred Blalock
05 April 1899, American
Surgeon

Tran JeongTran Jeong
24 February 1972, American
Wife of Ken Jeong

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

Denton CooleyDenton Cooley
22 August 1920, American
Heart Surgeon
Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956, Mexican
Psychiatrist
Severo OchoaSevero Ochoa
14 September 1905, Spanish
Physician and Biochemist

Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist

Fe del MundoFe del Mundo
27 November 1911, Filipino
Pediatrician
Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918, British
English nurse

Gerald EdelmanGerald Edelman
01 July 1929, American
Immunologist
Ian FrazerIan Frazer
06 January 1953, Australian
Australian scientist

Girolamo FracastoroGirolamo Fracastoro
1478 AD, Italian
Physician, scholar, poet

Stanley B. PrusinerStanley B. Prusiner
28 May 1942, American
Neurologist and Biochemist

Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist

Baruch Samuel BlumbergBaruch Samuel Blumberg
28 July 1925, American
Physician, Geneticist
Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924, Swedish
Neurophysiologist

Nina GrayNina Gray
23 August 1974, American
Entrepreneur

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

Edward Donnall ThomasE. Donnall Thomas
15 March 1920, American
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

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
28 February 1905, Argentinian
Physician and Epidemiologist
Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke
22 September 1907, British
Pioneering work on prevention of Rh disease, and

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877, British
Physician

Joseph E. MurrayJoseph E. Murray
01 April 1919, American
Plastic Surgeon
Mason AndrewsMason Andrews
19 April 1919, American
Physician

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
12 July 1923, Argentinian
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Orvan HessOrvan Hess
18 June 1906, American
Physician

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
Mehmet OzMehmet Oz
11 June 1960, Turkish, American
Television personality
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
23 October 1969, American
Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Journalist, Screenwriter

Michael BurryMichael Burry
19 June 1971, American
Physician

Li WenliangLi Wenliang
12 October 1986, Chinese
Ophthalmologist

Zakir NaikZakir Naik
18 October 1965, Indian
Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher
Ralph NorthamRalph Northam
13 September 1959, American
Politician

Ursula von der LeyenUrsula von der Leyen
08 October 1958, German
Physician, Politician

Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD, British
surgeon

Sam SheppardSam Sheppard
29 December 1923, American
Neurosurgeon

Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959, British
Cardiologist
William Kennedy SmithWilliam Kennedy Smith
04 September 1960, American
Physician

Steven M. GreerSteven M. Greer
28 June 1955, American
Ufologist
SócratesSócrates
19 February 1954, Brazilian
Football player

Margaret ChanMargaret Chan
21 August 1947, Canadian, Chinese
Physician
Gurbanguly BerdimuhamedowGurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
29 June 1957, Turkmen
Politician
Jeffrey R. MacDonaldJeffrey R. MacDonald
12 October 1943, American
Military physician, Soldier