Throughout history, there have been many women physicians who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female physicians such as Maria Montessori, Elizabeth Blackwell, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Mae Jemison, Mary Edwards Walker.The women physicians featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Mae JemisonMae Jemison
17 October 1956, American
First African American Woman To Travel To Space
Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori
31 August 1870, Italian
Physician and Educator

Connie BoothConnie Booth
31 January 1944, American
Actress, Psychotherapist

Elizabeth BlackwellElizabeth Blackwell
03 February 1821, American
First Woman Medical Graduate

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker
26 November 1832, American
Surgeon, Feminist, Activist

Roberta BondarRoberta Bondar
04 December 1945, Canadian
Astronaut & Neurologist
Rita Levi-MontalciniRita Levi-Montalcini
22 April 1909, Italian
Neurologist

Elizabeth Garrett AndersonElizabeth Garrett Anderson
09 June 1836, British
Mayor of Aldeburgh

Virginia ApgarVirginia Apgar
07 June 1909, American
Physician and Anesthesiologist

Fe del MundoFe del Mundo
27 November 1911, Filipino
Pediatrician
Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918, British
English nurse

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956, Mexican
Psychiatrist
Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw
14 February 1847, American
Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083, Greek
Greek Princess & Scholar

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877, British
Physician
Nina GrayNina Gray
23 August 1974, American
Entrepreneur

Tran JeongTran Jeong
24 February 1972, American
Wife of Ken Jeong
Jennifer AshtonJennifer Ashton
23 April 1969, American
Physician

Anandi Gopal JoshiAnandi Gopal Joshi
31 March 1865
Physician

Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
29 September 1951, Chilean
Politician, Surgeon, Epidemiologist
Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

Renée RichardsRenée Richards
19 August 1934, American
Tennis player, Surgeon, Officer, Ophthalmologist,
Herta OberheuserHerta Oberheuser
15 May 1911, German
Military physician, Physician

Wan Azizah Wan IsmailWan Azizah Wan Ismail
03 December 1952, Malaysian
Ophthalmologist, Politician

Mehriban AliyevaMehriban Aliyeva
26 August 1964, Azerbaijani
Ophthalmologist, Politician, Physician

Ursula von der LeyenUrsula von der Leyen
08 October 1958, German
Physician, Politician
Gro Harlem BrundtlandGro Harlem Brundtland
20 April 1939, Norwegian
Physician, Politician, Diplomat
Patricia BathPatricia Bath
04 November 1942, American
Ophthalmologist, Physician

Laurel ClarkLaurel Clark
10 March 1961, American
Officer, Astronaut, Physician, Submariner

Marci BowersMarci Bowers
18 January 1958, American
Gynaecologist

Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
01 June 1937, Australian
Novelist, Writer, Neurologist, Biographer, Science
Debora GreenDebora Green
28 February 1951, American
Physician

Frances Cress WelsingFrances Cress Welsing
18 March 1935, American
Psychiatrist

Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry
01 November 1957, British
Psychotherapist, Novelist

Anna KomneneAnna Komnene
01 December 1083, Turkish
Byzantine physician

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Linda HazzardLinda Hazzard
1867 AD, American
physician
Marianne KochMarianne Koch
19 August 1931, German
Actor, Television presenter, Physician, Internist

Ewa KopaczEwa Kopacz
03 December 1956, Polish
Politician, Physician
Carolyn BennettCarolyn Bennett
20 December 1950, Canadian
Politician, Physician

Margaret MahlerMargaret Mahler
10 May 1897, Hungarian
Psychiatrist, Child psychiatrist

Marie BashirMarie Bashir
01 December 1930, Australian
Engineer, Psychiatrist, Physician, University
Grethe RaskGrethe Rask
1930 AD, Danish
physician, surgeon

Sneha Anne PhilipSneha Anne Philip
07 October 1969, American
 
Susan La Flesche PicotteSusan La Flesche Picotte
17 June 1865, American
American doctor

Johanna BudwigJohanna Budwig
30 September 1908, German
Chemist, Biochemist, Inventor, Physician

May-Britt MoserMay-Britt Moser
04 January 1963, Norwegian
Professor, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Physician

Alice HamiltonAlice Hamilton
27 February 1869, American
Toxicologist, Pathologist, University teacher,

Emily StoweEmily Stowe
01 May 1831, Canadian
Teacher, Physician
Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
15 April 1961, American
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,

Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
26 October 1956, American
Surgeon General of the United States

Sara Josephine BakerSara Josephine Baker
15 November 1873, American
Physician

Maud MentenMaud Menten
20 March 1879, Canadian
Chemist, Physician, Biochemist
Fiona WoodFiona Wood
02 February 1958, Australian, British
Plastic surgeon, Physician

Helen CaldicottHelen Caldicott
07 August 1938, Australian
Physician, Autobiographer
Leila DenmarkLeila Denmark
01 February 1898, American
Pediatrician, Author

Bluma ZeigarnikBluma Zeigarnik
09 November 1900
Psychologist, Psychiatrist

Alexa CanadyAlexa Canady
07 November 1950, American
neurosurgeon, physician
Mathilde KrimMathilde Krim
09 July 1926, Israeli
Geneticist, Physician

Carol M. BlackCarol M. Black
British
Physician
Helene DeutschHelene Deutsch
09 October 1884, Polish, American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist

Thérèse de LisieuxThérèse de Lisieux
02 January 1873, French
Saint

Samantha NuttSamantha Nutt
30 September 1969, Canadian
physician
Dorothea ErxlebenDorothea Erxleben
13 November 1715, German
Physician

Zilda ArnsZilda Arns
25 August 1934, Brazilian
Brazilian pediatrician
Helen Flanders DunbarHelen Flanders Dunbar
14 May 1902, American
Psychiatrist, Physician

Sandra Wood ScarrSandra Wood Scarr
1936 AD, American
 

Penelope J. LeachPenelope J. Leach
19 November 1937, British
 

Teresa of ÁvilaTeresa of Ávila
28 March 1515, Spanish
Philosopher, Writer, Cleric