Male Pediatricians

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 1 Robert Leckie

Robert Leckie
Famous As: journalist, historian, writer
Birthdate: December 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: December 24, 2001

 2 Benjamin Spock

Benjamin Spock
Famous As: Pediatrician and Political Activist
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.

 3 Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak
Famous As: Former educator, children's author, pedagogue
Birthdate: July 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 7, 1942

A reputed Polish doctor, Henryk Goldszmit was better known by his pseudonym, Janusz Korczak, which he used to write several children’s books. Apart from working as a pediatrician and a military doctor, he also owned a Jewish orphanage and stayed with the children while the Germans deported him and other staff to Treblinka.

 4 Hans Asperger

Hans Asperger
Famous As: Paediatrician
Birthdate: February 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 21, 1980
Hans Asperger, who lent his name to Asperger’s syndrome, is remembered as a pioneer in autism research and was earlier believed to have saved children with disabilities from being killed by the Nazis. However, later evidence suggested he had sent two mentally disabled children for experiments under the Third Reich.

 5 C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop
Famous As: Surgeon
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. 

 6 T. Berry Brazelton

T. Berry Brazelton
Famous As: Pediatrician
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.

 7 Paul M. Fleiss

Paul M. Fleiss
Famous As: Pediatrician
Birthdate: September 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 19, 2014
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 8 Jérôme Lejeune

Jérôme Lejeune
Famous As: Pediatrician
Birthdate: June 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montrouge, France
Died: April 3, 1994

 9 John O. Agwunobi

John O. Agwunobi
Famous As: A formally trained pediatrician and chief executive officer and executive chairman of Herbalife Nutrition
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland

 10 Saul Krugman

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

 11 Andrew Agwunobi

Andrew Agwunobi
Famous As: CEO for UConn Health since 2014
Birthdate: September 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scotland

 12 Clemens von Pirquet

Clemens von Pirquet
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: May 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 28, 1929

 13 Abraham Jacobi

Abraham Jacobi
Famous As: Physician
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.

 14 Frederick Chapman Robbins

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

 15 Lungile Pepeta

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

South African pediatric cardiologist and professor Lungile Pepeta is remembered for his life-long struggle to improve his country’s medical facilities and to create a medical school for doctors from rural areas. Part of the advisory committee of the government’s COVID-19 taskforce, he himself died of the virus later.

 16 Thomas C. Peebles

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

 17 Bronson Crothers

Bronson Crothers
Famous As: Neurologist
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.

 18 David Hamilton Smith

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

 19 Barton Childs

Barton Childs
Famous As: Pediatric
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.

 20 Harry Martin Meyer, Jr.

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