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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Mehmet OzMehmet Oz
Turkish, American

Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
Chilean

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
American
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
American
Robert ListonRobert Liston
British

Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
Indian

Sheikh Muszaphar ShukorSheikh Muszaphar Shukor
Malaysian

Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
Indian
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
American

Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
Russian

Walter Jackson Freeman IIWalter Jackson Freeman II
American

William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
American

Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
American
Antonia NovelloAntonia Novello
Puerto Rican, American

C. Everett KoopC. Everett Koop
American
Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
American

Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
German

Garth FisherGarth Fisher
American
Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
German

Bassem YoussefBassem Youssef
Egyptian
Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
Canadian

Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
American

Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
French

David GorskiDavid Gorski
American

James LindJames Lind
Scottish
Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
German

Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
German

Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
New Zealander

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
British, Scottish
Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American

Marci BowersMarci Bowers
American
Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
British

Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
Belgian

William BeaumontWilliam Beaumont
American
William C. GorgasWilliam C. Gorgas
American

George BassGeorge Bass
Australian, British
Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
Polish

Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
American

Hamilton NakiHamilton Naki
South African
Carlo LeviCarlo Levi
Italian

John Benjamin MurphyJohn Benjamin Murphy
American
Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray
American

David SatcherDavid Satcher
American

Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
American

Charles BellCharles Bell
British
Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
Swiss, French
Crawford LongCrawford Long
American

Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
French

Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
American

William Williams KeenWilliam Williams Keen
American
Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs
American

Henri LaboritHenri Laborit
French, Vietnamese

Louis T. WrightLouis T. Wright
American

John HunterJohn Hunter
Scottish

James BarryJames Barry
British
Jan AdamsJan Adams
American

Robert ReyRobert Rey
American
James AndrewsJames Andrews
American