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
Carl JungCarl Jung
26 July 1875, Swiss
Psychiatrist

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

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

Ron PaulRon Paul
20 August 1935, American
 

Jack KevorkianJack Kevorkian
26 May 1928, American
American pathologist
Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD, British
Physician

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
François DuvalierFrançois Duvalier
14 April 1907, Haitian
Politician, Physician

Patch AdamsPatch Adams
28 May 1945, American
Physician

Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
03 June 1904, American
Physician & Surgeon

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
13 April 1901, French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori
31 August 1870, Italian
Physician and Educator
Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
24 March 1897, Austrian
Psychoanalyst

Albert SchweitzerAlbert Schweitzer
14 January 1875, French
Philosopher, Theologian

Erik EriksonErik Erikson
15 June 1902, Canadian, German, American
American-German psychologist

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan
20 March 1903, American
Actor
Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
29 August 1910, American
Surgeon

Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922, South African
Cardiac Surgeon
Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
18 January 1856, American
Surgeon

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

Jill SteinJill Stein
14 May 1950, American
Physician
Hans AspergerHans Asperger
18 February 1906, Austrian
Paediatrician

Carol S. DweckCarol S. Dweck
17 October 1946, American
Physiologists
Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903, American
Pediatrician and Political Activist

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

Rita Levi-MontalciniRita Levi-Montalcini
22 April 1909, Italian
Neurologist
Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935, Egyptian, British
Heart Surgeon

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William OslerWilliam Osler
12 July 1849, Canadian
Physician
Paul FarmerPaul Farmer
26 October 1959, American
 

Hans EysenckHans Eysenck
04 March 1916, German
 

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940, British
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter
Roberta BondarRoberta Bondar
04 December 1945, Canadian
Astronaut & Neurologist
Vladimir Petrovich DemikhovVladimir Demikhov
18 July 1916, Russian
Organ Transplant Pioneer

Fe del MundoFe del Mundo
27 November 1911, Filipino
Pediatrician

Victor ChangVictor Chang
21 November 1936, Australian
Surgeon

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

Virginia ApgarVirginia Apgar
07 June 1909, American
Physician and Anesthesiologist

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

Fred HollowsFred Hollows
09 April 1929, New Zealander
Ophthalmologist

Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist
Carlo UrbaniCarlo Urbani
19 October 1956, Italian
Epidemiologist

Denton CooleyDenton Cooley
22 August 1920, American
Heart Surgeon
Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
25 August 1900, German
Biochemist

Charles BestCharles Best
27 February 1899, Canadian, American
Co-discoverer of Insulin

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

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918, British
English nurse
Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey
07 September 1908, American
Cardiac Surgeon

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

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
12 July 1923, Argentinian
Cardiovascular Surgeon

Gerald EdelmanGerald Edelman
01 July 1929, American
Immunologist

Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician
Edward DunlopEdward Dunlop
12 July 1907, Australian
Prisoner of War

Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist

Joseph E. MurrayJoseph E. Murray
01 April 1919, American
Plastic Surgeon

Ian FrazerIan Frazer
06 January 1953, Australian
Australian scientist
Stanley B. PrusinerStanley B. Prusiner
28 May 1942, American
Neurologist and Biochemist

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

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

Luis Federico LeloirLuis Federico Leloir
06 September 1906, Argentinian
Biochemist, Physician
Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
06 January 1944, Swiss
Immunologist

Edward Donnall ThomasE. Donnall Thomas
15 March 1920, American
Physician
Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz
04 October 1918, American
Cardiac Surgeon

Frederick Chapman RobbinsFrederick Chapman Robbins
25 August 1916, American
Virologist and Paediatrician

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
30 November 1926, Canadian, Polish, American
Endocrinologist
Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins
22 September 1901, Canadian, American
Physician & Surgeon

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
28 February 1905, Argentinian
Physician and Epidemiologist
Richard LowerRichard Lower
1631 AD, British
Physician

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

Orvan HessOrvan Hess
18 June 1906, American
Physician
Nina GrayNina Gray
23 August 1974, American
Entrepreneur
Mason AndrewsMason Andrews
19 April 1919, American
Physician

Michael BurryMichael Burry
19 June 1971, American
Physician

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

Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959, British
Cardiologist
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
23 October 1969, American
Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Journalist, Screenwriter

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

John MoneyJohn Money
08 July 1921, New Zealander, American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physician, University

Andrea DottiAndrea Dotti
18 March 1938, Italian
psychiatrist

Harry HillHarry Hill
01 October 1964, British
Comedians
Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
08 May 1953, Indian
Surgeon

Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry
01 November 1957, British
Psychotherapist, Novelist
Robert LeckieRobert Leckie
18 December 1920, American
journalist, historian, writer

Jeffrey R. MacDonaldJeffrey R. MacDonald
12 October 1943, American
Military physician, Soldier
Steven M. GreerSteven M. Greer
28 June 1955, American
Ufologist
Nawal El SaadawiNawal El Saadawi
27 October 1931, Egyptian
Writer