Famous Black Physicians

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 1 Bennet Omalu

Bennet Omalu
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Famous As: Neuropathologist, Forensic Pathologist
Birthdate: August 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 2 Ben Carson

Ben Carson
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Famous As: Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is credited with many pioneering neurosurgical procedures. He became a Library of Congress “Living Legend” and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He later contested in the 2016 presidential primaries, has authored numerous books, was a Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and earned 60 honorary doctorates.

 3 Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison
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Famous As: First African American Woman To Travel To Space
Birthdate: October 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison became the first Black woman to fly into space, as a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. A qualified physician, she has served as a Peace Corps doctor, too. She has written several books and established a non-profit and a tech research organization.

 4 Vivien Thomas

Vivien Thomas
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: August 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: November 26, 1985

 5 Denis Mukwege

Denis Mukwege
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Famous As: Gynecologist
Birthdate: March 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Congolese

 6 Ron Dellums

Ron Dellums
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 2018

 7 Patricia Bath

Patricia Bath
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist, Physician
Birthdate: November 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 8 Martin Delany

Martin Delany
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 24, 1885

 9 Regina Benjamin

Regina Benjamin
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Famous As: Surgeon General of the United States
Birthdate: October 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 10 Kizza Besigye

Kizza Besigye
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Famous As: Physician, Politician
Birthdate: April 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Ugandan

 11 Hamilton Naki

Hamilton Naki
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Famous As: Medical technician
Birthdate: June 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South African
Died: May 29, 2005

 12 Alexa Canady

Alexa Canady
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Famous As: neurosurgeon, physician
Birthdate: November 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 13 Samkon Gado

Samkon Gado
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 14 Rudolph Fisher

Rudolph Fisher
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 9, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 26, 1934

 15 Émile Derlin Zinsou

Émile Derlin Zinsou
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Beninese
Died: July 28, 2016

 16 Davidson Nicol

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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: September 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Sierra Leonean
Died: September 20, 1994

 17 Senait Fisseha

Senait Fisseha
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Famous As: Endocrinologist
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Nationality: Ethiopian

 18 Christine Kaseba

Christine Kaseba
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Nationality: Zambian

 19 Sia Koroma

Sia Koroma
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: March 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Sierra Leonean