2 Benjamin Spock(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)
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.
3 Robert Leckie(journalist, historian, writer)
4 Joycelyn Elders(Pediatrician)
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.
5 C. Everett Koop(Surgeon)
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.
6 Stella Immanuel(Physician, writer)
7 T. Berry Brazelton(Pediatrician)
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.
8 Paul M. Fleiss(Pediatrician)
9 Leila Denmark(Pediatrician, Author)
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.
10 John O. Agwunobi(A formally trained pediatrician and chief executive officer and executive chairman of Herbalife Nutrition)
11 Saul Krugman(Physician)
12 Andrew Agwunobi(CEO for UConn Health since 2014)
13 Abraham Jacobi(Physician)
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.
14 Frederick Chapman Robbins(Virologist and Paediatrician)
15 Hattie Alexander(Pediatrician)
16 Thomas C. Peebles(Physician and virologist)
17 Bronson Crothers(Neurologist)
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.
18 Martha Wollstein(Physician)
19 David Hamilton Smith(Scientist, Pediatrician)
20 Barton Childs(Pediatric)
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.