Famous American Pediatricians

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Priscilla Chan
(Wife of Mark Zuckerberg)

Priscilla Chan
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Birthdate: February 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Pediatrician and philanthropist Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was born to Chinese-Vietnamese refugees. She met Zuckerberg while studying at Harvard. They launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in 2015, pledging to transfer 99 percent of their shares in Facebook. Their philanthropy focuses on healthcare, science, and education.

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Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)

Benjamin Spock
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Birthdate: May 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 15, 1998

American paediatrician Benjamin Spock was the first paediatrician who studied psychoanalysis to comprehend needs of children and family dynamics. He penned Baby and Child Care, a best-seller book of the twentieth-century. His concepts of child-rearing influenced generations of parents. Spock was also an Olympic gold-medallist in rowing and ran during the 1972 United States presidential election as People's Party nominee.

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Robert Leckie
(journalist, historian, writer)

Robert Leckie
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Birthdate: December 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: December 24, 2001
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 4 
Joycelyn Elders
(Pediatrician)

Joycelyn Elders
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Birthdate: August 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schaal, Arkansas, United States

The second female U.S. surgeon general, Joycelyn Elders is a renowned pediatrician and one of the first Black women to reach the pinnacle of the medical field in the U.S. She has been dragged into multiple controversies, one of them being a result of her support for sex education and masturbation.

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C. Everett Koop
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Birthdate: October 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 2013

C. Everett Koop was a pediatric surgeon and public health administrator who served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan. Previously, he had been a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He was well-known for his support of the rights of children with disabilities and his work with AIDS patients. 

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Stella Immanuel
(Physician, writer)

Stella Immanuel
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Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Cameroon

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T. Berry Brazelton
(Pediatrician)

T. Berry Brazelton
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Birthdate: May 10, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waco, Texas
Died: March 13, 2018

American pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton conducted ground-breaking studies on newborn behavioral research. He is also remembered for his Emmy-winning show What Every Baby Knows and for his books such as Toddlers and Parents. He had advocated for parental and medical leaves and been part of the National Commission on Children.

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 8 
Paul M. Fleiss
(Pediatrician)

Paul M. Fleiss
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Birthdate: September 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 19, 2014

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Leila Denmark
(Pediatrician, Author)

Leila Denmark
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Birthdate: February 1, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portal
Died: April 1, 2012

Pediatrician Leila Denmark made headlines when she retired at age 103, after a career spanning over seven decades. She was the oldest practicing pediatrician in the world and the first woman pediatrician from Georgia. She was also the third-oldest living person in the U.S. when she died.

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John O. Agwunobi
(A formally trained pediatrician and chief executive officer and executive chairman of Herbalife Nutrition)

John O. Agwunobi
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland

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Saul Krugman
(Physician)

Saul Krugman
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Birthdate: April 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 26, 1995

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Andrew Agwunobi
(CEO for UConn Health since 2014)

Andrew Agwunobi
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Birthdate: September 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scotland

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Abraham Jacobi
(Physician)

Abraham Jacobi
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Birthdate: May 6, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westphalia, Germany
Died: July 10, 1919

Considered the Father of American pediatrics, Abraham Jacobi was a German born American physician, who began his career in USA as a practicing doctor. Later, he took up teaching assignments at various universities, eventually establishing the first Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital.  Also an advocate of birth control, he occupied a key position in the child healthcare movement.

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Frederick Chapman Robbins
(Virologist and Paediatrician)

Frederick Chapman Robbins
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Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auburn, Alabama, United States
Died: August 4, 2003

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Hattie Alexander
(Pediatrician)

Hattie Alexander
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Birthdate: April 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: June 24, 1968

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Thomas C. Peebles
(Physician and virologist)

Thomas C. Peebles
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Birthdate: June 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts
Died: July 8, 2010

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Bronson Crothers
(Neurologist)

Bronson Crothers
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Birthdate: July 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States
Died: July 17, 1959

Harvard professor and pediatric neurologist Bronson Crothers initially spent a few years practicing in Minnesota before becoming an army doctor during World War I. He is best remembered for his work on neurological injuries that cause conditions such as cerebral palsy. He also served the American Pediatric Society as its president.

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Martha Wollstein
(Physician)

Martha Wollstein
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Birthdate: November 21, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 1939

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David Hamilton Smith
(Scientist, Pediatrician)

David Hamilton Smith
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Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 23, 1999

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Barton Childs
(Pediatric)

Barton Childs
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Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Died: February 18, 2010

Johns Hopkins pediatrician and geneticist Barton Childs had also served the army during World War II. Apart from being the first director of genetics at Johns Hopkins, he conducted pioneering studies on the genetics of adrenal hyperplasia and Addison’s disease, and penned books such as Genetic Medicine: A Logic of Disease.

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Harry Martin Meyer, Jr.
(Virologist)

Harry Martin Meyer, Jr.
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Birthdate: November 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: August 19, 2001