List of Famous Pathologists People

List of Famous Pathologists

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List of famous pathologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top pathologists in the world? This includes the most prominent pathologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable pathologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic pathologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned pathologists.

Examples of people on this list: Jack Kevorkian, Martin J. Fettman and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known pathologists to the lesser known pathologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the pathologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous pathologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous pathologists?" then you're in the right place. (51 items)

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    Jack Kevorkian
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    Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian, was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, author, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1928-2011)
    • Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Painter, Musician, Author, Physician, Pathologist
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    Santiago Ramón y Cajal
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    Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a Spanish pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist, and Nobel laureate. His original pioneering investigations of the microscopic structure of the brain have led his being designated by many, as the father of modern neuroscience. His medical artistry was legendary, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1852-1934)
    • Birthplace: Petilla de Aragón, Spain
    • Profession: Scientist, Physician, Pathologist
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    Martin J. Fettman
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    Martin Joseph Fettman is an American pathologist and researcher who flew on NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-58 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia as a Payload Specialist.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Pathologist
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    Charles Scott Sherrington
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    Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, OM, GBE, PRS was an English neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and a pathologist, Nobel laureate and president of the Royal Society in the early 1920s. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, in 1932 for their ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1857-1952)
    • Birthplace: Islington, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Bacteriologist, Neurophysiologist, Pathologist
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    John C. York is a retired American cancer research pathologist, married to Marie Denise DeBartolo York, and former co-owner and current co-chairman of the San Francisco 49ers. The Yorks have four children: sons Jed and Tony, and daughters Jenna and Mara. York was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The son of a ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Researcher, Pathologist
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    Elizabeth Stern was a Canadian-born American pathologist, especially well known for her insights on the cell's progression from a healthy to a cancerous state. Stern received her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1939 and the following year migrated to the United States, where she became ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1915-1980)
    • Birthplace: Cobalt, Canada
    • Profession: Educator, Scientist, Physician, Pathologist
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    René Dubos
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    René Jules Dubos was a French-born American microbiologist, experimental pathologist, environmentalist, humanist, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book So Human An Animal. He is credited as an author of a maxim, "Think globally, act locally". Dubos devoted most of his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1901-1982)
    • Birthplace: Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
    • Profession: Microbiologist, Environmentalist, Author, Pathologist, Writer
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    Maud Menten
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    Maud Leonora Menten was a Canadian physician-scientist who made significant contributions to enzyme kinetics and histochemistry. Her name is associated with the famous Michaelis–Menten equation in biochemistry. Maud Menten was born in Port Lambton, Ontario and studied medicine at the University of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1879-1960)
    • Birthplace: Port Lambton, Ontario
    • Profession: Scientist, Physician, Pathologist
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    Justine Johnstone
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    Justine Johnstone was an American stage and silent screen actress. She was later a pathologist and expert on syphilis. Working under her married name, Justine Wanger, she was part of the team that developed the modern intravenous drip technique.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1895-1982)
    • Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Scientist, Actor, Pathologist
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    Rudolf Virchow
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    Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow was a German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician, known for his advancement of public health. He is known as "the father of modern pathology" because his work helped to discredit humourism, bringing more science to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1821-1902)
    • Birthplace: Świdwin, Poland
    • Profession: Politician, Scientist, Physician, Pathologist
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    John Robin Warren AC is an Australian pathologist, Nobel Laureate and researcher who is credited with the 1979 re-discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, together with Barry Marshall.more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
    • Profession: Scientist, Physician, Pathologist
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    Cyril Harrison Wecht is an American forensic pathologist. He has been a consultant in numerous high-profile cases, but is perhaps best known for his criticism of the Warren Commission's findings concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He has been the president of both the American Academy of ...more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Dunkard Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Coroner, Physician, Pathologist, Lawyer
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    Camillo Golgi
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    Camillo Golgi was an Italian physician, pathologist, scientist, and Nobel laureate. Several structures and phenomena in anatomy and physiology are named for him, including the Golgi apparatus, the Golgi tendon organ and the Golgi tendon reflex.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1843-1926)
    • Birthplace: Corteno Golgi, Italy
    • Profession: Scientist, Physician, Pathologist
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    Bernard Henry Knight, CBE is a British forensic pathologist and writer. He became a Home Office pathologist in 1965 and was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, in 1980.more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Professor, Novelist, Pathologist
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    Bernard Spilsbury
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    Sir Bernard Henry Spilsbury was a British pathologist. His cases include Hawley Harvey Crippen, the Seddon case and Major Armstrong poisonings, the "Brides in the Bath" murders by George Joseph Smith, Louis Voisin, Jean-Pierre Vaquier, the Crumbles murders, Norman Thorne, Donald Merrett, the Podmore ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1877-1947)
    • Birthplace: Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Pathologist
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    Edwin Klebs
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    Theodor Albrecht Edwin Klebs was a German-Swiss pathologist. He is mainly known for his work on infectious diseases. His works paved the way for the beginning of modern bacteriology, and inspired Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch. He was the first to identify a bacterium that causes diphtheria, which was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1834-1913)
    • Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
    • Profession: Pathologist
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    Sydney Smith

    Sir Sydney Alfred Smith CBE, was a renowned forensic scientist and pathologist. From 1928 to 1953, Smith was Regius Professor of Forensic Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, a well-known forensic department of that time. Smith's popular 1959 autobiography, Mostly Murder, has run through many ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1883-1969)
    • Birthplace: Roxburgh, New Zealand
    • Profession: Scientist, Pathologist
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    Michael Baden appeared in the 2012 documentary film West of Memphis.more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Pathologist
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    William Aitken

    Sir William Aitken was a Scottish pathologist. Aitken, the eldest son of William Aitken, a medical practitioner of Dundee, was born there on 23 April 1825. Having received his general education at the High School, he was apprenticed to his father, and at the same time attended the practice of the Dundee ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1825-1892)
    • Birthplace: Dundee, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Pathologist
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    James Edward Neild

    James Edward Neild L.S.A., M.D., Ch.M., was an English-born Australian forensic pathologist, drama critic, medical editor and journalist.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1824-1906)
    • Birthplace: Doncaster, England
    • Profession: Journalist, Pathologist
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