While soap operas like Grey’s Anatomy hoodwink us into believing that successful surgeries are part melodrama and part skill, know that successful medical procedure only comes from best education, diligence, and copious research. Medical professionals who pioneered reconstructive surgical procedures, facial transplants, and other surgery types that revolutionized healthcare forever have held and exhibited unparalleled dedication and passion towards their profession. The medical surgeons of America are not only some of the highest earning professionals in the world, but also among the most forward-thinking, innovative and skillful of the lot, constantly making headlines with their medical breakthroughs. Surgeons like John Heysham Gibbon, who pioneered open heart surgery or Frederic E. Mohs who developed the Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) technique, a widely used technique in detecting and curing cancer. Surgeons like them are the frontiers of America's medical scene, saving lives and giving hopes to millions with their avant-garde surgical advancements. Explore the collection of biographies of some of the America’s most celebrated surgeons. Read on to know more about their timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to their lives.
Ben CarsonBen Carson

18 September 1951

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker

26 November 1832

Russell M. NelsonRussell M. Nelson

09 September 1924

Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew

03 June 1904

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey

07 September 1908

Alfred BlalockAlfred Blalock

05 April 1899

William James MayoWilliam James Mayo

29 June 1861

Denton CooleyDenton Cooley

22 August 1920

Dr. MiamiDr. Miami

16 April 1972

Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz

04 October 1918

Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins

22 September 1901

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Joseph E. MurrayJoseph E. Murray

01 April 1919

Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta

23 October 1969

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor

31 May 1834

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas

29 August 1910

Marci BowersMarci Bowers

18 January 1958

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Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams

18 January 1856

Renée RichardsRenée Richards

19 August 1934

Garth FisherGarth Fisher

01 September 1958

William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted

23 September 1852

Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing

08 April 1869

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Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin

05 February 1977

David GorskiDavid Gorski

Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl

11 March 1926

Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin

26 October 1956

Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey

07 September 1908

Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray

01 April 1919

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David SatcherDavid Satcher

02 March 1941

Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly

20 February 1858

Louis T. WrightLouis T. Wright

23 July 1891

Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs

01 March 1910

John Benjamin MurphyJohn Benjamin Murphy

21 December 1857

Robert ReyRobert Rey

01 October 1961

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James AndrewsJames Andrews

1942 AD

Jan AdamsJan Adams

21 April 1954