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Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni

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Updated October 13, 2018 7k views 13 items

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

List of famous alumni from Meharry Medical College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Meharry Medical College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Meharry Medical College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Meharry Medical College 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 Meharry Medical College.

List is made up of many different graduates, including Hastings Banda and Dorothy Lavinia Brown.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Meharry Medical College?” and “Which celebrities are Meharry Medical College alumni?”
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Hastings Banda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 99 (1898-1997)

Birthplace: Kasungu, Malawi

Hastings Kamuzu Banda (15 February 1898 – 25 November 1997) was the prime minister and later president of Malawi from 1964 to 1994 (for the first year of his rule as it achieved independence in ...more
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Dorothy Lavinia Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Dorothy Lavinia Brown Politician, Physician, Surgeon

Age: Dec. at 85 (1919-2004)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dorothy Lavinia Brown (January 7, 1914 – June 13, 2004), also known as "Dr. D.", was an African-American surgeon, legislator, and teacher. She was the first female surgeon of ...more
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Louis Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Dentist

Age: Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana

Louis Christopher Pendleton (October 13, 1931 – January 14, 2007) was an African-American dentist, businessman, and civic leader in Shreveport, Louisiana, who organized the civil rights movement ...more
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Audrey F. Manley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Audrey F. Manley

Age: 84

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi

Audrey Forbes Manley (born March 25, 1934) is an American pediatrician and public health administrator. Manley was the first African-American woman appointed as chief resident at Cook County ...more
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Robert Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Robert Walter Johnson Physician

Age: Dec. at 72 (1899-1971)

Birthplace: Virginia

Robert Walter Johnson (April 16, 1899 – June 28, 1971) was an American physician and founder of the American Tennis Association Junior Development Program for African-American youths, where he ...more
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Joseph Edison Walker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: Dec. at 79 (1879-1958)

Birthplace: Mississippi

Joseph Edison Walker (March 31, 1879 – July 28, 1958) was a leading African American physician, businessman and religious leader. After graduating from college and medical school, he practiced ...more
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Walter R. Tucker, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Walter R. Tucker, Jr. Politician

Age: Dec. at 66 (1924-1990)

Birthplace: Oklahoma

Walter Rayford Tucker Jr. (August 27, 1924 – October 1, 1990) was an American dentist and politician who served nine years as the Mayor of Compton, California.
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Conrad Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni

Age: 66

Birthplace: Saint Andrew, Grenada

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Carl Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Carl Bell Psychiatrist

Age: 71

Carl Compton Bell (October 28, 1947 – August 2, 2019) was an American professor of psychiatry and public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bell was a National Institute of Mental ...more
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Charles H. Wright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Charles H. Wright

Age: Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

Birthplace: Dothan, Alabama

Charles Howard Wright (September 20, 1918 – March 7, 2002) was a Detroit physician and founder of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
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LaVera Crawley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Professor
LaVera Marguerite Crawley M.D., M.P.H. is Assistant Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Medical Genetics/Biomedical Ethics) at Stanford University.
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Matthew Walker, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Matthew Walker, Sr.

Age: Dec. at 72 (1906-1978)

Matthew Walker, Sr. was an African-American physician and surgeon. He was one of the first African Americans to become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was one of the most ...more
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Huda Zoghbi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Meharry Medical College Alumni
Huda Zoghbi

Age: 64

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Huda Yahya Zoghbi (Arabic: هدى الهبري الزغبي Hudā al-Hibrī az-Zughbī; born 1954), born Huda El-Hibri, is a Lebanese-born American geneticist, and a professor at the Department of Molecular and ...more