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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Harvard Medical School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Harvard Medical School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Harvard Medical School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Harvard Medical School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Harvard Medical School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Harvard Medical School.

Alumni include Michael Crichton, Charles Krauthammer and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Harvard Medical School?” and “Which celebrities are Harvard Medical School alumni?”

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Michael Crichton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
John Michael Crichton, MD was an American best-selling author, physician, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller ...more

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James Lovelock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Futurist, Environmentalist, Professor
James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS is an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who lives in Dorset, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates ...more

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Paul Zamecnik is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Inventor, Scientist
Paul Charles Zamecnik was an American scientist who played a central role in the early history of molecular biology. He was a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a senior ...more

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Daniel DiLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Inventor
Daniel John DiLorenzo is a medical device entrepreneur and physician-scientist. He is the inventor of several technologies for the treatment of neurological disease and is the founder of several ...more

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Randell Mills is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Inventor, Scientist

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Charles Krauthammer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Psychiatrist, Commentator, Journalist
Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician. His weekly column is syndicated to more than 400 newspapers ...more

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Harvey Williams Cushing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Neurosurgery, Scientist, Physician
Harvey Williams Cushing was an American neurosurgeon. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first person to describe Cushing's disease. He is often called the "father of modern

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Robert Satcher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Chemical engineer, Astronaut, Physician
Robert Lee "Bobby" Satcher, Jr. is a physician, chemical engineer, and NASA astronaut. He became the first orthopedic surgeon in space during STS-129. He participated in 2 spacewalks ...more

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George M. Church is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Geneticist, Chemist, Professor
George Church is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Computational Genetics. With degrees from Duke University in chemistry and zoology, he co-authored ...more

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Paul Dudley White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Physician
Paul Dudley White, American physician and cardiologist, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Herbert Warren White and Elizabeth Abigail Dudley. He was one of the leading cardiologists ...more

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Ben Barres is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Professor
Ben A. Barres is an American neurobiologist at Stanford University. His research focuses on the interaction between neurons and glial cells in the nervous system. Since 2008, he is Chair of the ...more

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David Wu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
David Wu is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Oregon's 1st congressional district from 1999 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. As a child of ...more

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Christian B. Anfinsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Scientist
Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr. was an American biochemist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanford Moore and William Howard Stein for work on ribonuclease, especially ...more

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Leonard Wood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Physician
Leonard Wood was the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba, and Governor General of the Philippines. Early in his military career, he received the Medal of Honor. ...more

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Risa J. Lavizzo-mourey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Businessperson, Physician
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is the President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, One of America's largest philanthropic organizations devoted to health and health care. She is the first ...more

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Thomas P. Monath is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Venture capitalist
Dr. Monath is a Partner, Pandemic and Biodefense Fund, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. He is also Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health. Between 1992 and 2006, Dr Monath was Chief ...more

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Francis Daniels Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Surgeon
Francis Daniels Moore was an American surgeon who was a pioneer in numerous experimental surgical treatments. Among his many achievements, he refined burn-treatment techniques, helped perform ...more

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David Ho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Researcher, Scientist
David Da-i Ho is a Taiwanese American HIV/AIDS researcher famous for pioneering contributions to the understanding and treatment of HIV infection. He is the scientific director and chief ...more

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Helen B. Taussig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Physician
Helen Brooke Taussig was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developing the concept for a ...more

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Elliott Cutler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Surgeon
Elliot Carr Cutler CB, OBE was an American surgeon, military physician, and medical educator. He was Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Surgeon-in-Chief at Peter Bent ...more

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William James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Professor, Psychologist, Author
William James was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading ...more

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Arthur J. Deikman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Arthur J. Deikman was a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and Human ...more

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Andrew Weil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Physician, Writer, Teacher
Andrew Thomas Weil is an American medical doctor, teacher, and best-selling author on holistic health. He is founder, professor, and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at ...more

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Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Physician
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa is a physician, author, and researcher. He practices neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and runs a basic science research lab out of Johns Hopkins Hospital. ...more

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John Collins Warren, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Surgeon, Science writer
John Collins Warren was an American surgeon and president of the American Surgical Association.