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List of famous female physicians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female physicians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being physicians. There are thousand of females working as physicians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic physicians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a physician then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Gretchen Berland, Maria Dubinsky and more!

While this isn't a list of all female physicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female physicians?" and "Who are the best female physicians?"
Jane Addams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Physicians
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Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. In an era when presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams was one of the ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1860-1935)

Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois, United States of America

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Maria Montessori is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Physicians
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Maria Tecla Artemesia Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational method is in use today in some public and private schools throughout the world. ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1870-1952)

Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy

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Mae Jemison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Physicians
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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

Age: 61

Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States of America

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Elizabeth Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Physicians
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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

Age: Died at 89 (1821-1910)

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

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