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.
Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
Ron PaulRon Paul
20 August 1935, American
 

Jack KevorkianJack Kevorkian
26 May 1928, American
American pathologist

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
26 March 1905, Austrian
Psychiatrist

Patch AdamsPatch Adams
28 May 1945, American
Physician

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

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

Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori
31 August 1870, Italian
Physician and Educator

Conrad MurrayConrad Murray
19 February 1953, Grenadian
Cardiologist
Erik EriksonErik Erikson
15 June 1902, Canadian, German, American
American-German psychologist

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
13 April 1901, French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist
Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929, British
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Albert SchweitzerAlbert Schweitzer
14 January 1875, French
Philosopher, Theologian

Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
24 March 1897, Austrian
Psychoanalyst
François DuvalierFrançois Duvalier
14 April 1907, Haitian
Politician, Physician

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

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

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903, American
Pediatrician and Political Activist
Hans EysenckHans Eysenck
04 March 1916, German
 

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
07 October 1927, French, Scottish
Psychiatrist
Hans AspergerHans Asperger
18 February 1906, Austrian
Paediatrician

William OslerWilliam Osler
12 July 1849, Canadian
Physician

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician

Rita Levi-MontalciniRita Levi-Montalcini
22 April 1909, Italian
Neurologist
Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
03 June 1904, American
Physician & Surgeon
Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
07 September 1908, American
Cardiac Surgeon

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
29 August 1910, American
Surgeon

Paul FarmerPaul Farmer
26 October 1959, American
 

Vladimir Petrovich DemikhovVladimir Demikhov
18 July 1916, Russian
Organ Transplant Pioneer
Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940, British
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

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Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
25 August 1900, German
Biochemist

Roberta BondarRoberta Bondar
04 December 1945, Canadian
Astronaut & Neurologist

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

Virginia ApgarVirginia Apgar
07 June 1909, American
Physician and Anesthesiologist
Victor ChangVictor Chang
21 November 1936, Australian
Surgeon

Severo OchoaSevero Ochoa
14 September 1905, Spanish
Physician and Biochemist
Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist

Fred HollowsFred Hollows
09 April 1929, New Zealander
Ophthalmologist

Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
18 January 1856, American
Surgeon
Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek
09 September 1923, American
Physician and medical researcher

Denton CooleyDenton Cooley
22 August 1920, American
Heart Surgeon
Alfred BlalockAlfred Blalock
05 April 1899, American
Surgeon

Fe del MundoFe del Mundo
27 November 1911, Filipino
Pediatrician

Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician

Gerald EdelmanGerald Edelman
01 July 1929, American
Immunologist

Stanley B. PrusinerStanley B. Prusiner
28 May 1942, American
Neurologist and Biochemist
Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918, British
English nurse

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924, Swedish
Neurophysiologist

Baruch Samuel BlumbergBaruch Samuel Blumberg
28 July 1925, American
Physician, Geneticist

Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist
Edward Donnall ThomasE. Donnall Thomas
15 March 1920, American
Physician

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

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

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

Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins
22 September 1901, Canadian, American
Physician & Surgeon
Ian FrazerIan Frazer
06 January 1953, Australian
Australian scientist

Carlo UrbaniCarlo Urbani
19 October 1956, Italian
Epidemiologist

Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
04 October 1918, American
Cardiac Surgeon
Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877, British
Physician

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
28 February 1905, Argentinian
Physician and Epidemiologist
Edward DunlopEdward Dunlop
12 July 1907, Australian
Prisoner of War

Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke
22 September 1907, British
Pioneering work on prevention of Rh disease, and

Orvan HessOrvan Hess
18 June 1906, American
Physician

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

Clarence Walton LilleheiClarence Walton Lillehei
23 October 1918, American
Pioneer of Open-Heart Surgery

Richard LowerRichard Lower
1631 AD, British
Physician

Carol S. DweckCarol S. Dweck
17 October 1976, American
Physiologists
Nina GrayNina Gray
23 August 1974, American
Entrepreneur

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

Michael BurryMichael Burry
19 June 1971, American
Physician

Larry NassarLarry Nassar
16 August 1963, American
Serial child molester

Mehmet OzMehmet Oz
11 June 1960, Turkish, American
Television personality
Ursula von der LeyenUrsula von der Leyen
08 October 1958, German
Physician, Politician

Zakir NaikZakir Naik
18 October 1965, Indian
Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher
Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959, British
Cardiologist

Jill SteinJill Stein
14 May 1950, American
Physician

Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD, British
surgeon
Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
29 September 1951, Chilean
Politician, Surgeon, Epidemiologist

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
23 March 1933, American
Social psychologist, University teacher,
Charles KrauthammerCharles Krauthammer
13 March 1950, Canadian, American
Columnist

Howard DeanHoward Dean
17 November 1948, American
Former Governor of Vermont

Osamu TezukaOsamu Tezuka
03 November 1928, Japanese
Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator,

George PellGeorge Pell
08 June 1941, Australian
Theologian, Catholic priest
Burzynski ClinicBurzynski Clinic
23 January 1943, Polish
Medical Doctor

Sam SheppardSam Sheppard
29 December 1923, American
Neurosurgeon
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
15 August 1958, British
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist,

John MoneyJohn Money
08 July 1921, New Zealander, American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physician, University
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
29 September 1934, American
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist

Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
23 October 1969, American
Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Journalist, Screenwriter
Jeffrey R. MacDonaldJeffrey R. MacDonald
12 October 1943, American
Military physician, Soldier