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
Christiaan Barnard Christiaan Barnard
South African

Magdi Yacoub Magdi Yacoub
Egyptian, British

Victor Chang Victor Chang
Australian

Dr. Miami Dr. Miami
American

Charles Brenton Charles Brenton Huggins
Canadian, American
Edward Dunlop Edward Dunlop
Australian

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
Austrian

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
American
James HerriotJames Herriot
British

Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
Chilean

Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
American

Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
Indian
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
American
Robert ListonRobert Liston
British

Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
Indian

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
American

Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
American
William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
American

Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
Russian

Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
British

Garth FisherGarth Fisher
American

Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
German
Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
Polish

Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
German
Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
American

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
American

Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
French
David GorskiDavid Gorski
American

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
Canadian
Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
German

Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
New Zealander

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American

Marci BowersMarci Bowers
American

George BassGeorge Bass
Australian, British
Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
Belgian

Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
American

Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
American

Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
German
Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray
American

David SatcherDavid Satcher
American
Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
American

Charles BellCharles Bell
British

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
Swiss, French
Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
French

Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
American
Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs
American

Henri LaboritHenri Laborit
French, Vietnamese

Louis T. WrightLouis T. Wright
American
John Benjamin MurphyJohn Benjamin Murphy
American

James BarryJames Barry
British
John HunterJohn Hunter
Scottish

Robert ReyRobert Rey
American

Jan AdamsJan Adams
American

James AndrewsJames Andrews
American
Henry MarshHenry Marsh
British