List of famous surgeons with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Surgeons are those physicians who treat medical conditions like diseases, injuries or deformities using surgical methods. Surgeries are complicated procedures where the body tissues are physically amended and can be invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive. Performing surgery requires a high degree of precision and skill and thus surgeons need to be very alert and responsive while treating patients. Being a professional surgeon is both mentally and physically taxing. They are required to stand for hours while performing surgery while maintaining their mental alertness. They also have to work long and irregular hours. The level of stress and pressure is high as in many cases the life of the patient depends on the surgeon. However at the same time, the satisfaction of saving lives can be immense. Since the human body is complex, many surgeons specialize in performing surgery on a particular area of the body. Cardiac surgeons specialize in performing heart operations while neurosurgeons treat the brain and the nervous system. Surgeons may also specialize upon the category of patients they treat. Pediatric surgeons work with children while gynecologic surgeons operate exclusively on women. Surgeons closely collaborate with other healthcare specialists and anesthesiologists before, during and after surgery. Read on to know about the famous surgeons from all over the world who have saved many precious lives with their dedication and hard work.

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Austrian)
Robert ListonRobert Liston
(British)
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
(American)

Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
(Indian)
Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
(Chilean)
James HerriotJames Herriot
(British)

Renée RichardsRenée Richards
(American)
Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
(Indian)
Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
(Russian)

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
(American)
Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
(American)
William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
(American)

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
(American)
Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
(German)
Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
(American)

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
(American)
Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
(German)
Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
(German)

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
(Canadian)
Garth FisherGarth Fisher
(American)
Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
(French)

Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
(American)
Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
(New Zealander)
David GorskiDavid Gorski
(American)

Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
(American)
Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
(Belgian)
George BassGeorge Bass
(Australian,British)

Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
(American)
Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
(British)
Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
(Polish)

Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
(American)
Marci BowersMarci Bowers
(American)
Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
(German)

Charles BellCharles Bell
(British)
Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
(American)
Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray
(American)

Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
(French)
David SatcherDavid Satcher
(American)
Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
(Swiss,French)

Henri LaboritHenri Laborit
(French,Vietnamese)
Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs
(American)
Louis T. WrightLouis T. Wright
(American)

John Benjamin MurphyJohn Benjamin Murphy
(American)
John HunterJohn Hunter
(Scottish)
James BarryJames Barry
(British)

Robert ReyRobert Rey
(American)
Jan AdamsJan Adams
(American)
Henry MarshHenry Marsh
(British)

James AndrewsJames Andrews
(American)