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Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 8.9k 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?”
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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

    AgeDec. at 66 (1942-2008)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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    Things You Didn't Know About Michael Crichton#49 of 208 The Best Science-Fiction Authors

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    James Lovelock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    James Lovelock

    Futurist, Environmentalist

    Age101

    BirthplaceLetchworth, United Kingdom

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

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    #824 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time#18 of 33 The Greatest Modern Day Renaissance Men

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    Paul Zamecnik is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    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 DiLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
    Daniel John DiLorenzo is a medical device entrepreneur and physician-scientist. He is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Randell Mills is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    Randell Mills

    Inventor, Scientist

    Age63

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    Charles Krauthammer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    Charles Krauthammer

    Psychiatrist, Commentator

    Age70

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Charles Krauthammer (; March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist. A... more on Wikipedia

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    #117 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#118 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits

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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

    AgeDec. at 70 (1869-1939)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) was an American neurosurgeon,... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Satcher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    Robert Satcher

    Chemical engineer, Astronaut

    Age55

    BirthplaceHampton

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

    Age66

    BirthplaceMacDill Air Force Base, Florida

    George Church may refer to: George Church (sport shooter) (1889–1951), South African sports... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Dudley White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    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
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    Ben Barres is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    Ben Barres

    Professor

    Age65

    Ben A. Barres (September 13, 1954 – December 27, 2017) was an American neurobiologist at... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    David Wu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    David Wu

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age65

    BirthplaceHsinchu, Taiwan

    David Wu (traditional Chinese: 吳振偉; simplified Chinese: 吴振伟; pinyin: Wú Zhènwěi; born April 8,... more on Wikipedia
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    Christian B. Anfinsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    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

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    #1882 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#21 of 89 Former Atheists and Agnostics

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    Leonard Wood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    Leonard Wood

    Physician

    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
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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

    Age66

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey (born 1954) is an American doctor and executive who served as President... more on Wikipedia
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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...
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    Francis Daniels Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    AgeDec. at 88 (1913-2001)

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois

    Francis Daniels Moore (April 17, 1913 in Evanston, Illinois – November 24, 2001 in Westwood,... more on Wikipedia
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    David Ho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    David Ho

    Researcher, Scientist

    Age67

    BirthplaceTaichung, Taiwan

    David Da-i Ho (Chinese: 何大一; born November 3, 1952) is a Taiwanese-American medical doctor and... more on Wikipedia
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    Helen B. Taussig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    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
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    Elliott Cutler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    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
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    William James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    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
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    Arthur J. Deikman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni
    Arthur J. Deikman (September 27, 1929 – September 2, 2013) was a clinical professor of... more on Wikipedia
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    Andrew Weil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    Andrew Weil

    Physician, Writer

    Age78

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Andrew Thomas Weil (, born June 8, 1942) is an American celebrity doctor who advocates for... more on Wikipedia
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    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard Medical School Alumni

    Age52

    BirthplaceMexico

    Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa (also known as "Dr. Q") is a neurosurgeon, author, and researcher. ... more on Wikipedia
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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

    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
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