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Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 9.1k views306 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Michael Crichton

    Michael Crichton

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 66 (1942-2008)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    John Michael Crichton (; October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    James Lovelock

    James Lovelock

    Futurist, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceLetchworth, United Kingdom

    James Ephraim Lovelock, (born 26 July 1919) is an independent scientist, environmentalist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Paul Zamecnik

    Paul Zamecnik

    Inventor, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 97 (1912-2009)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Paul Charles Zamecnik (22 November 1912 – 27 October 2009) was an American scientist who... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Daniel John DiLorenzo is a medical device entrepreneur and physician-scientist. He is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Randell Mills

    Inventor, Scientist


  • 6
    Charles Krauthammer

    Charles Krauthammer

    Psychiatrist, Commentator


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 7
    Harvey Williams Cushing

    Harvey Williams Cushing

    Neurosurgery, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 70 (1869-1939)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

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  • 8
    Robert Satcher

    Robert Satcher

    Chemical engineer, Astronaut



    Robert Lee "Bobby" Satcher Jr. (born September 22, 1965) is an American physician, chemical... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    George M. Church

    George M. Church

    Geneticist, Chemist


    BirthplaceMacDill Air Force Base, Florida

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  • 10
    Paul Dudley White

    AgeDec. at 87 (1886-1973)

    BirthplaceRoxbury, Boston, Massachusetts

    Paul Dudley White (June 6, 1886 – October 31, 1973), American physician and cardiologist, was... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Ben Barres

    Ben Barres



    Ben A. Barres (September 13, 1954 – December 27, 2017) was an American neurobiologist at... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    David Wu

    David Wu

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceHsinchu, Taiwan

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  • 13
    Christian B. Anfinsen

    AgeDec. at 79 (1916-1995)

    BirthplaceMonessen, Pennsylvania

    Christian Boehmer Anfinsen Jr. (March 26, 1916 – May 14, 1995) was an American biochemist. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Leonard Wood

    Leonard Wood


    AgeDec. at 67 (1860-1927)

    BirthplaceWinchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Leonard Wood (October 9, 1860 – August 7, 1927) was a United States Army major general,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Risa J. Lavizzo-mourey

    Risa J. Lavizzo-mourey

    Businessperson, Physician


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey (born 1954) is an American doctor and executive who served as President... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Thomas P. Monath

    Thomas P. Monath

    Venture capitalist
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  • 17

    AgeDec. at 88 (1913-2001)

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois

    Francis Daniels Moore (April 17, 1913 in Evanston, Illinois – November 24, 2001 in Westwood,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    David Ho

    David Ho

    Researcher, Scientist


    BirthplaceTaichung, Taiwan

    David Da-i Ho (Chinese: 何大一; born November 3, 1952) is a Taiwanese-American medical doctor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Helen B. Taussig

    AgeDec. at 88 (1898-1986)

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Helen Brooke Taussig (May 24, 1898 – May 20, 1986) was an American cardiologist, working in... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Elliott Cutler

    AgeDec. at 59 (1888-1947)

    BirthplaceBangor, Maine

    Elliot Carr Cutler CB, OBE (July 30, 1888 – August 16, 1947) was an American surgeon, military... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    William James

    William James

    Professor, Psychologist

    AgeDec. at 68 (1842-1910)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William James (January 11, 1842 – August 27, 1910) was an American philosopher and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Arthur J. Deikman (September 27, 1929 – September 2, 2013) was a clinical professor of... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Andrew Weil

    Physician, Writer


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Andrew Thomas Weil (, born June 8, 1942) is an American celebrity doctor who advocates for... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa



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  • 25
    John Collins Warren, Jr.

    John Collins Warren, Jr.

    Surgeon, Science writer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1842-1927)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    John Collins Warren (May 4, 1842 – November 3, 1927) was an American surgeon and president of... more on Wikipedia