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List of Famous Surgeons

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List of famous surgeons, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top surgeons in the world? This includes the most prominent surgeons, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable surgeons is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic surgeons 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 surgeons.

This list below has everything from Goldsworthy Gurney to William Harkness.

From reputable, prominent, and well known surgeons to the lesser known surgeons of today, these are some of the best professionals in the surgeon field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous surgeons ever?" and "What are the names of famous surgeons?" then you're in the right place. (1021 items)
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    Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Surgeons
    Photo: Rand Paul for U.S. Senate 2010/Flickr

    Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an American physician and politician from Kentucky. In office since 2011, Paul currently serves in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Party. He is also a trained ophthalmologist, and is the middle son of former U.S. Representative and physician Ron Paul ...more

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    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Physician, Ophthalmology, Surgeon
    • Credits: For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty
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    Mehmet Öz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Surgeons
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    Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality. Oz is supportive of alternative medicine, and has been criticized by publications including Popular Science and The New Yorker for giving "non-scientific" advice. Oz first appeared ...more

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    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Scientist, Author, Physician, + more
    • Credits: The Dr. Oz Show, NY Med, The Truth About Food, Second Opinion with Dr. Oz, National Body Challenge, + more
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    Charles R. Drew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Surgeons
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    Charles Richard Drew was an American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1904-1950)
    • Birthplace: Washington^! D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Researcher, Physician, Surgeon
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    Manuel Enrique Araujo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Surgeons
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    Dr. Manuel Enrique Araujo was President of El Salvador from 1 March 1911 through 8 February 1913. more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1865-1913)
    • Birthplace: El Salvador
    • Profession: Politician, Physician, Surgeon
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    Debi Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Surgeons
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    Debra Janine Thomas is an American figure skater and physician. She is the 1986 World champion, two-time U.S. national champion and 1988 Olympic bronze medalist. Her rivalry with East Germany's Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, became known as the Battle of the Carmens. more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Physician, Surgeon
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    Patrick Soon-Shiong is a South African-born American surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist, and professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and chairman and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    • Profession: Businessperson, Surgeon
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    Daniel Hale Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Surgeons
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    Daniel Hale Williams was an African-American general surgeon who, in 1893, performed the second documented successful pericardium surgery to repair a wound. He also founded Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the United States. more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1856-1931)
    • Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Surgeon, Cardiologist
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    Joseph Lister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Surgeons
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    Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, Bt., OM, FRS, PC, known as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., between 1883 and 1897, was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery. By applying Louis Pasteur's advances in microbiology, he promoted the idea of sterile portable ports while working at the Glasgow Royal ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1827-1912)
    • Birthplace: West Ham
    • Profession: Physician, Surgeon
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