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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
Michael Crichton 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
James Lovelock 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
Paul Zamecnik 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
Daniel DiLorenzo 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
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Charles Krauthammer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Charles Krauthammer 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
Harvey Williams Cushing 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
Robert Satcher 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
George M. Church 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
Paul Dudley White 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
Ben Barres 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
David Wu 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
Christian B. Anfinsen 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
Leonard Wood 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
Risa J. Lavizzo-mourey 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
Thomas P. Monath 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
Francis Daniels Moore 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
David Ho 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
Helen B. Taussig 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
Elliott Cutler 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
William James 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 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
Andrew Weil 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
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa 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
John Collins Warren, Jr. Surgeon, Science writer John Collins Warren was an American surgeon and president of the American Surgical Association.

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John E. Mack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
John E. Mack Psychiatrist, Ufologists, Biographer John Edward Mack M.D. was an American psychiatrist, writer, and professor at Harvard Medical School. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, and a leading authority on the spiritual or ...more

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Paul Farmer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Paul Farmer Anthropologist, Physician, Medical Anthropologist Paul Edward Farmer is an American anthropologist and physician who is best known for his humanitarian work providing suitable health care to rural and under-resourced areas in developing ...more

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Jim Yong Kim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Jim Yong Kim Professor, Physician, Public Health Physician Jim Yong Kim MD, PhD, also known as Kim Yong, is a Korean American physician and anthropologist who became the 12th President of the World Bank on July 1, 2012. He was President of Dartmouth ...more

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Joseph Murray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Joseph Murray Surgeon Joseph Edward Murray was an American plastic surgeon who performed the first successful human kidney transplant on identical twins Richard and Ronald Herrick on December 23, 1954. Murray shared ...more

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Peter Diamandis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Peter Diamandis Entrepreneur, Physician Peter H. Diamandis is a Greek-American engineer, physician, and entrepreneur best known for being the founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, the co-founder and chairman of Singularity ...more

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Charles Thomas Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Charles Thomas Jackson Physician, Geologist Charles Thomas Jackson was an American physician and scientist who was active in medicine, chemistry, mineralogy, and geology.

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John Heuser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
John Heuser Physicist John E. Heuser is a Professor of Biophysics in the department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the Washington University School of Medicine as well as a Professor at the Institute for ...more

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Atul Gawande is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Atul Gawande Journalist, Professor, Author Atul Gawande MD, MPH, is an American surgeon, author, and public health researcher. He is a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, professor in both the Department of ...more

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Novelist, Author, Physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of ...more

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Burt Green Wilder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Burt Green Wilder Surgeon, Science writer Burt Green Wilder was an American comparative anatomist, born in Boston to David and Celia Colton Wilder. He graduated at Harvard, 1862; medical department, 1866. During part of the Civil War he ...more

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J. Michael Bishop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
J. Michael Bishop Virologist John Michael Bishop is an American immunologist and microbiologist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Harold E. Varmus and was co-winner of 1984 Alfred P. Sloan ...more

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William T. G. Morton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
William T. G. Morton Physician, Dentist William Thomas Green Morton was an American dentist who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in 1846. The promotion of his questionable claim to have ...more

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Alex Grey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Alex Grey Author, Artist Alex Grey is an American visionary artist, author, teacher, and Vajrayana practitioner. His body of work spans a variety of forms including performance art, process art, installation art, ...more

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Franz Halberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Franz Halberg Professor, Scientist Franz Halberg was a scientist and one of the founders of modern chronobiology. He first began his experiments in the 1940s and later founded the Chronobiology Laboratories at the University of ...more

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Ethan Canin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Ethan Canin Educator, Screenwriter, Author Ethan Andrew Canin is an American author, educator, and physician. He is a member of the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. Canin was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan ...more

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E. Donnall Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
E. Donnall Thomas Physician Edward Donnall "Don" Thomas was an American physician, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, and director emeritus of the clinical research division at the Fred ...more

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Edward Adelbert Doisy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Edward Adelbert Doisy Biochemist, Teacher Edward Adelbert Doisy was an American biochemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1943 with Henrik Dam for their discovery of vitamin K and its chemical structure. Doisy ...more

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Tenley Albright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Tenley Albright Physician Tenley Emma Albright is an American former figure skater and surgeon. She is the 1956 Olympic champion, the 1952 Olympic silver medalist, the 1953 and 1955 World Champion, the 1953 and 1955 ...more

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James B. Sumner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
James B. Sumner Chemist James Batcheller Sumner was an American chemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1946 with John Howard Northrop and Wendell Meredith Stanley.

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Jeffries Wyman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Jeffries Wyman Science writer Jeffries Wyman was an American naturalist and anatomist, born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Wyman died in Bethlehem, New Hampshire of a pulmonary hemorrhage.

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Samuel Gridley Howe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Samuel Gridley Howe Physician Samuel Gridley Howe was a nineteenth century United States physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind. He organized and was the first director of the Perkins ...more

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Lewis Thomas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Lewis Thomas Etymologist, Poet, Educator Lewis Thomas was an American physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher. Thomas was born in Flushing, New York and attended Princeton ...more

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Reginald Heber Fitz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Reginald Heber Fitz Physician, Science writer Reginald Heber Fitz was an American physician.

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Robert B. Aird is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
Robert B. Aird Surgeon Robert Burns Aird, an American educator and physician, founded the department of neurology at the University of California at San Francisco. In addition to conducting his own research, Aird ...more

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James Addison Halsted is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
James Addison Halsted Physician James Addison Halsted was a physician.