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

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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.

Ben Carson Ben Carson
American

Galen Galen
Greek

John Snow John Snow
British

Christiaan Barnard Christiaan Barnard
South African

Magdi Yacoub Magdi Yacoub
Egyptian, British

Dr. Miami Dr. Miami
American

Victor Chang Victor Chang
Australian

Charles Brenton Charles Brenton Huggins
Canadian, American

Edward Dunlop Edward Dunlop
Australian
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Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
American
Mehmet OzMehmet Oz
Turkish, American

Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
Chilean

Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
Indian

Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
Indian

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
American
SushrutaSushruta
Indian

Hamilton NakiHamilton Naki
South African
Walter Jackson Freeman IIWalter Jackson Freeman II
American

C. Everett KoopC. Everett Koop
American

Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
Russian
Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
American

William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
American
Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
German

Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
German

Garth FisherGarth Fisher
American

David SatcherDavid Satcher
American

Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
German
Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
American

John McCraeJohn McCrae
Canadian

Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
British
Bassem YoussefBassem Youssef
Egyptian
Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
Canadian

Hua TuoHua Tuo
Chinese

Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
French

James McHenryJames McHenry
Irish, American
David GorskiDavid Gorski
American

Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
American
Antonia NovelloAntonia Novello
Puerto Rican, American

Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
New Zealander

William BeaumontWilliam Beaumont
American
Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
Belgian

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
British, Scottish
Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
Polish

Earle PageEarle Page
Australian

Marci BowersMarci Bowers
American
James LindJames Lind
Scottish

Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
German
Crawford LongCrawford Long
American

George BassGeorge Bass
Australian, British

Ephraim McDowellEphraim McDowell
American

Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
American
Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
American

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
Swiss, French

Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
American

Carlo LeviCarlo Levi
Italian

William C. GorgasWilliam C. Gorgas
American
Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray
American

Gideon MantellGideon Mantell
British
Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
French

Charles BellCharles Bell
British, Scottish

Oliver St. John GogartyOliver St. John Gogarty
Irish
R. Austin FreemanR. Austin Freeman
British

William Williams KeenWilliam Williams Keen
American
Judah FolkmanJudah Folkman
American

Arthur Porritt, Baron PorrittArthur Porritt, Baron Porritt
New Zealander
Sherwin B. NulandSherwin B. Nuland
American

Tenley AlbrightTenley Albright
American

Frank JobeFrank Jobe
American
Patrick SteptoePatrick Steptoe
British

Per-Ingvar BrånemarkPer-Ingvar Brånemark
Swedish
Percivall PottPercivall Pott
British