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List of famous female doctor of medicines, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female doctor of medicines list contains the most prominent and top females known for being doctor of medicines. You might also be interested in celebrities who went to medical school and funny doctor names you have to see to believe. There are thousand of females working as doctor of medicines in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic doctor of medicines have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a doctor of medicine then the people below should give you inspiration.

Famous women physicians include everyone from Elizabeth Blackwell to Tamika Cross.

While this isn't a list of all female doctor of medicines, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female doctor of medicines?" and "Who are the best female doctor of medicines?"

Elizabeth Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1821-1910)

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Physician

Schools: Bedford College^! London, Geneva Medical College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St Bartholomew's Hospital

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Kadambini Ganguly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Kadambini Ganguly


Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu were the first two female graduates from India and the entire British Empire. She was also the first South Asian female physician, trained in western medicine, to graduate in South Asia. Anandi Gopal Joshi, another Indian, graduated as a physician the same ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1861-1923)

Birthplace: Bhagalpur, India

Profession: Physician

Schools: University of Calcutta, Medical College Kolkata

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Muthulakshmi Reddi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Muthulakshmi Reddi


Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy was an eminent medical practitioner, social reformer and Padma Bhushan awardee in India. She was the first women legislator in India Muthulakshmi Reddy, was appointed to the Madras Legislative Council in 1927. For her, this nomination marked the beginning of her lifelong ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1886-1968)

Birthplace: Princely state

Profession: Physician

Schools: Madras Medical College

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Mae Jemison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. After her medical education and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Professor, Astronaut, Scientist, Physician

Schools: Stanford University, Cornell University, Morgan Park High School

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific, and medical communities. Bondar has received many honours ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Profession: Neurologist, Educator, Astronaut, Scientist Author, + more

Schools: University of Guelph, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Western Ontario McMaster University, + more

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Michelle Bachelet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria is a Socialist Party politician and the President of Chile since 11 March 2014. She previously served as President from 2006–2010, becoming the first woman in her country to do so. After leaving the presidency, she was appointed the first executive director of the ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Profession: Politician, Pediatrician, Physician

Schools: Humboldt University of Berlin, Chilean Army's War Academy, Westland Middle School, University of Chile

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Jane Elizabeth Hodgson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Jane Elizabeth Hodgson was an American obstetrician and gynecologist. She is the only person ever convicted in the United States of performing an abortion in a hospital. Hodgson received a bachelor's degree from Carleton College and her M.D. from the University of Minnesota. She trained at the ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1915-2006)

Birthplace: Crookston, Minnesota, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Physician

Schools: Carleton College, University of Minnesota

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Margaret Rhea Seddon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Doctors
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Margaret Rhea Seddon is a physician and retired NASA astronaut. After being selected as part of the first group of astronauts to include women, she flew on three Space Shuttle flights: as mission specialist for STS-51-D and STS-40, and as payload commander for STS-58. Both before and after her ...more

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Age: 68

Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Astronaut, Physician

Schools: University of Tennessee, University of California, Berkeley

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