Cardiologists

Cardiologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnoses and the treatment of heart related diseases and disorders. Cardiologists all over the world are tremendously valued and treasured, as they play a significant role in the healthcare system. Cardiology is perhaps one of the most miraculous inventions in the field of medical science that has saved the lives of millions of people suffering from heart related problems. The field of cardiology originated around 1628, when English physician William Harvey came out with his publication on the anatomy and the physiology of the heart. In 1938, American cardiologist, Robert E. Gross performed the very first heart surgery in the world. Later, in the year 1952, the world’s first successful open-heart surgery was performed by American cardiologist, F. John Lewis. Towards the end of the 20th century, the field was enriched with many innovative and improved diagnostic tools and the treatment opportunities expanded. Today, being a cardiologist is one of the most rewarding, satisfying and prestigious professions in the world. There are several prominent cardiologists all across the globe, who have left indelible mark in the field of medical science and the society as a whole. Here is a list of famous cardiologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
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 1 Conrad Murray

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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: February 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Grenadian
Grenadian former cardiologist Conrad Murray worked as the personal physician of popstar Michael Jackson at the time of Jackson’s death in 2009. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the anesthetic drug that caused Jackson's death. Murray served 2 of the 4 years of his initial prison sentence.

 2 Hasnat Khan

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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: April 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
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 3 George Pell

George Pell
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Famous As: Cardinal
Birthdate: June 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

 4 Magdi Yacoub

Magdi Yacoub
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Famous As: Heart Surgeon
Birthdate: November 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Egyptian, British

Magdi Yacoub is a retired professor who worked at Imperial College London. He is best known for his work in repairing heart valves, a procedure which came to be known as the Ross-Yacoub procedure. In 1983, he performed the United Kingdom's first combined lung and heart transplant. Also a humanitarian, Yacoub co-founded the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation in 2008.

 5 Christiaan Barnard

Christiaan Barnard
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Famous As: Cardiac Surgeon
Birthdate: November 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: South African
Died: September 2, 2001
Born to a preacher father of modest means, Christiaan Barnard completed his medical school on scholarships. In December 1967, he revolutionized medical science by performing the first human heart transplant by transplanting 25-year-old accident victim Denise Darvall’s heart into 53-year-old chronic heart patient grocer Louis Washkansky.

 6 Werner Forssmann

Werner Forssmann
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Famous As: Military physician, Surgeon, Urologist, Cardiologist
Birthdate: August 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: June 1, 1979

 7 Denton Cooley

Denton Cooley
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Famous As: Heart Surgeon
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: November 18, 2016
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 8 Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: January 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: August 4, 1931
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 9 Joseph Alliluyev

Joseph Alliluyev
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: May 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian
Died: November 2, 2008

 10 Charles Borromeo

Charles Borromeo
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Famous As: Cardinal
Birthdate: October 2, 1538
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Ancient Roman
Died: November 3, 1584

 11 Robert Coleman Atkins

Robert Coleman Atkins
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: October 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: April 17, 2003

 12 Michael DeBakey

Michael DeBakey
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Famous As: Cardiac Surgeon
Birthdate: September 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: July 11, 2008
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 13 Wouter Basson

Wouter Basson
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: July 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South African

 14 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

 15 Bernadine Healy

Bernadine Healy
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 6, 2011

 16 Helen B. Taussig

Helen B. Taussig
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: May 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: May 20, 1986

 17 Jean-Marie Lustiger

Jean-Marie Lustiger
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Famous As: Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest
Birthdate: September 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: August 5, 2007

 18 Robert Lefkowitz

Robert Lefkowitz
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 19 S. I. Padmavati

S. I. Padmavati
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: June 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 29, 2020

 20 Pietro Bembo

Pietro Bembo
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Famous As: Writer, Poet, Librarian, Historian, Translator, Essayist, Cleric, Catholic priest
Birthdate: May 20, 1470
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 18, 1547

 21 Clarence Walton Lillehei

Clarence Walton Lillehei
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Famous As: Pioneer of Open-Heart Surgery
Birthdate: October 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 5, 1999

 22 Enéas Carneiro

Enéas Carneiro
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: November 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: May 6, 2007

 23 Frank Pantridge

Frank Pantridge
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, Northern Irish
Died: December 26, 2004

 24 Paul Dudley White

Paul Dudley White
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Famous As: Physician, Cardiologist, University teacher
Birthdate: June 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: October 31, 1973

 25 George A. Sheehan

George A. Sheehan
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Famous As: Officer, Cardiologist
Birthdate: November 5, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 1, 1993

 26 George Sheehan

George Sheehan
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 5, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 1, 1993

 27 Paul Zoll

Paul Zoll
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: July 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: January 5, 1999

 28 Adrian Kantrowitz

Adrian Kantrowitz
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Famous As: Cardiac Surgeon
Birthdate: October 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: November 14, 2008

 29 Meyer Friedman

Meyer Friedman
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: July 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 27, 2001

 30 Lungile Pepeta

Lungile Pepeta
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Famous As: Cardiologist, Academic
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Nationality: South African
Died: August 7, 2020

 31 William Stokes

William Stokes
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 1, 1804
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Northern Irish
Died: January 10, 1878

 32 James Mackenzie

James Mackenzie
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: April 12, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Scottish
Died: January 26, 1925

 33 Vicente Andre Gomes

Vicente Andre Gomes
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: May 8, 2020

 34 Robert A. Bruce

Robert A. Bruce
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Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: November 20, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: February 12, 2004

 35 John Deanfield

John Deanfield
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: April 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 36 Svetlana Broz

Svetlana Broz
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bosnian
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