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The best doctors of Doctor Who are as unique as the universe they inhabit, despite sharing certain personality traits and essentially portraying the same character through its bodily evolutions. The actors who portray the Doctor on Doctor Who are some of the chief reasons the show has ascended as one of the top cult TV series in history with the show also being recognized as one of the best Sci-Fi series of all time.

The 13 doctors of Doctor Who represent old-school actors like Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton, and newer actors who have used the Doctor character as a launching pad to bigger, equally awesome roles (David Tennant and Matt Smith). The greatest Doctor Who Doctors are the ones who handily abolish their enemies while forming a bond with the audience only an alien with a police box time machine possibly could. 

On December 25, 2017, Jodie Whittaker will become the Thirteenth Doctor, making her the woman Doctor. 

Who is the best Doctor from Doctor Who? With decades of the TV series in the can, there are myriad reasons to cast your vote for one Doctor Who cast member over another, and this is the place to do it. Whether you like the young Doctors of Doctor Who better than the old Doctor Who Doctors, you can vote for favorite Doctor Who Doctor right here.

You're probably lying awake at night wondering "Who is the best Doctor Who?" and realizing how awkward it is to ask that question. Well, wonder no more! Because here are the best Doctors ranked by fans, from best to worst. Even though they are all awesome.  

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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
David Tenant Tenth Doctor: 18 June 2005 – 1 January 2010

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2,276 707
Tom Baker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Tom Baker Fourth Doctor: 8 June 1974 – 21 March 1981

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2,775 948
Matt Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Matt Smith Eleventh Doctor: 1 January 2010 – 25 December 2013

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2,325 769
Christopher Eccleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Christopher Eccleston Ninth Doctor: 26 March – 18 June 2005

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1,095 628
Jon Pertwee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Jon Pertwee Third Doctor: 3 January 1970 – 8 June 1974

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922 671
Peter Davison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Peter Davison Fifth Doctor: 21 March 1981 – 16 March 1984

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1,628 632
Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
ChrisKalinstead added Peter Capaldi Twelfth Doctor: 25 December 2013 – 25 December 2017

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879 637
Patrick Troughton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Patrick Troughton Second Doctor: 29 October 1966 – 21 June 1969

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914 608
William Hartnell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
William Hartnell First Doctor: 23 November 1963 – 29 October 1966

10
733 716
Sylvester McCoy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Sylvester McCoy Seventh Doctor: 7 September 1987 – 6 December 1989, 27 May 1996

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749 632
Paul McGann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Paul McGann Eighth Doctor: 27 May 1996

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553 846
Colin Baker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Colin Baker Sixth Doctor: 16 March 1984 – 6 December 1986