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Famous Female Doctors

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?"

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    Elizabeth Blackwell (February 3, 1821 – May 31, 1910) was a British physician, notable as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, and the first woman on the Medical Register of the General Medical Council. Blackwell played an important role in both the United States and the United Kingdom as a social and moral reformer, and pioneered in promoting education for women in medicine. Her contributions remain celebrated with the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal, awarded annually to a woman who has made significant contribution to the promotion of women in medicine.Blackwell was initially uninterested in a career in medicine especially after her schoolteacher brought in a  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1821-1910)
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Physician
    • Schools: Bedford College, London, Geneva Medical College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St Bartholomew's Hospital
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    Kadambini Ganguly

    Kadambini Ganguly (Bengali: কাদম্বিনী গাঙ্গুলি; 18 July 1861 – 3 October 1923) was the second female graduate from India as well as from the entire British Empire. Kadambini, herself, was also the first Indian as well as South Asian female physician, trained in western medicine, to graduate in South Asia.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1861-1923)
    • Birthplace: Bhagalpur, India
    • Profession: Physician
    • Schools: University of Calcutta, Medical College Kolkata
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    Muthulakshmi Reddi

    Muthulakshmi Reddy (30 July 1886 Madras – 22 July 1968) was an Indian medical practitioner, social reformer and Padma Bhushan award Muttulakshmi reddy was appointed to the Madras Legislative Council in 1927. This nomination marked the beginning of her lifelong effort to "correct the balance for women by removing social abuses and working for equality in moral standards″. She was a women's activist and social reformer. She had a number firsts to her name: the first female student to be admitted into a men's college, the first woman House Surgeon in the Government Maternity and Ophthalmic Hospital, the first woman Legislator in British India, the first Chairperson of the State Social  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1886-1968)
    • Birthplace: Princely state
    • Profession: Physician
    • Schools: Madras Medical College
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    Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Jemison joined NASA's astronaut corps in 1987 and was selected to serve for the STS-47 mission, during which she orbited the Earth for nearly eight days on September 12–20, 1992. Born in Alabama and raised in Chicago, Jemison graduated from Stanford University with degrees in chemical engineering as well as African and African-American studies. She then earned her medical degree from Cornell University. Jemison was a doctor for the Peace Corps in Liberia and  ...more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Astronaut, Scientist, Physician
    • Schools: Stanford University, Cornell University, Morgan Park High School