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
 

Patch AdamsPatch Adams
28 May 1945, American
Physician

Jack KevorkianJack Kevorkian
26 May 1928, American
American pathologist

Conrad MurrayConrad Murray
19 February 1953, Grenadian
Cardiologist

Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori
31 August 1870, Italian
Physician and Educator
Connie BoothConnie Booth
31 January 1944, American
Actress, Psychotherapist

Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
24 March 1897, Austrian
Psychoanalyst

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

Erik EriksonErik Erikson
15 June 1902, Canadian, German, American
American-German psychologist
Albert SchweitzerAlbert Schweitzer
14 January 1875, French
Philosopher, Theologian

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
13 April 1901, French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist
Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922, South African
Cardiac Surgeon

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
20 March 1903, American
Actor

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929, British
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First
Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903, American
Pediatrician and Political Activist

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

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935, Egyptian, British
Heart Surgeon
Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
03 June 1904, American
Physician & Surgeon

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
07 September 1908, American
Cardiac Surgeon
René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
12 July 1923, Argentinian
Cardiovascular Surgeon

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

Vladimir Petrovich DemikhovVladimir Demikhov
18 July 1916, Russian
Organ Transplant Pioneer

Fred HollowsFred Hollows
09 April 1929, New Zealander
Ophthalmologist
Hans EysenckHans Eysenck
04 March 1916, German
 
Roberta BondarRoberta Bondar
04 December 1945, Canadian
Astronaut & Neurologist

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

Paul FarmerPaul Farmer
26 October 1959, American
 

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

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Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
25 August 1900, German
Biochemist

Denton CooleyDenton Cooley
22 August 1920, American
Heart Surgeon

Fe del MundoFe del Mundo
27 November 1911, Filipino
Pediatrician

Luis Federico LeloirLuis Federico Leloir
06 September 1906, Argentinian
Biochemist, Physician
Severo OchoaSevero Ochoa
14 September 1905, Spanish
Physician and Biochemist

Alfred BlalockAlfred Blalock
05 April 1899, American
Surgeon
Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek
09 September 1923, American
Physician and medical researcher

Gerald EdelmanGerald Edelman
01 July 1929, American
Immunologist

Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist
Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918, British
English nurse

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956, Mexican
Psychiatrist
Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924, Swedish
Neurophysiologist

Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist

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

Baruch Samuel BlumbergBaruch Samuel Blumberg
28 July 1925, American
Physician, Geneticist
Girolamo FracastoroGirolamo Fracastoro
1478 AD, Italian
Physician, scholar, poet

Ian FrazerIan Frazer
06 January 1953, Australian
Australian scientist

Carlo UrbaniCarlo Urbani
19 October 1956, Italian
Epidemiologist

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

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

Orvan HessOrvan Hess
18 June 1906, American
Physician
Mason AndrewsMason Andrews
19 April 1919, American
Physician

Joseph E. MurrayJoseph E. Murray
01 April 1919, American
Plastic Surgeon
Richard LowerRichard Lower
1631 AD, British
Physician

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

Nina GrayNina Gray
23 August 1974, American
Entrepreneur

Tran JeongTran Jeong
24 February 1972, American
Wife of Ken Jeong
Ursula von der LeyenUrsula von der Leyen
08 October 1958, German
Physician, Politician
Zakir NaikZakir Naik
18 October 1965, Indian
Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher

Mehmet OzMehmet Oz
11 June 1960, Turkish, American
Television personality

Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959, British
Cardiologist

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
26 March 1905, Austrian
Surgeon, Psychotherapist, Psychologist,
George PellGeorge Pell
08 June 1941, Australian
Theologian, Catholic priest

Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD, British
surgeon

Jennifer AshtonJennifer Ashton
23 April 1969, American
Physician

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

Burzynski ClinicBurzynski Clinic
23 January 1943, Polish
Medical Doctor
William Kennedy SmithWilliam Kennedy Smith
04 September 1960, American
Physician

Steven M. GreerSteven M. Greer
28 June 1955, American
Ufologist
Howard DeanHoward Dean
17 November 1948, American
Former Governor of Vermont

James HerriotJames Herriot
03 October 1916, British
Writer, Veterinarian, Autobiographer, Children's

Jeffrey R. MacDonaldJeffrey R. MacDonald
12 October 1943, American
Military physician, Soldier
Hans RoslingHans Rosling
27 July 1948, Swedish
Physician, Statistician, Blogger, University

Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
29 September 1951, Chilean
Politician, Surgeon, Epidemiologist
François DuvalierFrançois Duvalier
14 April 1907, Haitian
Politician, Physician

Harry HillHarry Hill
01 October 1964, British
Comedians

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
29 September 1934, American
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
23 March 1933, American
Social psychologist, University teacher,
Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

John MoneyJohn Money
08 July 1921, New Zealander, American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physician, University
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
23 October 1969, American
Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Journalist, Screenwriter

Stephen WardStephen Ward
19 October 1912, British
Physician
Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
08 May 1953, Indian
Surgeon

Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale
06 June 1970, Australian
Politician, General practitioner, Public health
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
19 August 1934, American
Tennis player, Surgeon, Officer, Ophthalmologist,