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Famous Physicians from Australia

Updated October 13, 2018 2.8k views60 items

List of notable or famous physicians from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Australia and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Australia is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Bob Brown and Fiona Stanley.

This historic physicians from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from Australia?" These prominent physicians of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian physicians.

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  • Alan Eggleston1

    BirthplaceBusselton, Australia

    Alan Eggleston (born 30 December 1941) is an Australian politician, who was a Liberal member... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    Alfred Walter Campbell

    Dec. at 69 (1868-1937)

    BirthplaceHarden, Australia

    Alfred Walter Campbell (18 January 1868 – 4 November 1937) was regarded as Australia's first... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Andrew McDonald

    Age: 65
    Andrew Dominic McDonald (born 1 March 1955) is an Australian doctor and former politician.
  • 4

    Andrew Rochford

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Andrew Michael Rochford (born 25 July 1979) is an Australian television and radio presenter... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Anna Donald

    Dec. at 43 (1966-2009)

    BirthplaceNew South Wales, Australia

    Anastasia Katherine "Anna" Donald (née Courtice; 7 April 1966 – 1 February 2009) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Arthur Alfred Lynch6

    Arthur Alfred Lynch

    Dec. at 73 (1861-1934)

    BirthplaceSmythesdale, Australia

    Arthur Alfred Lynch (16 October 1861 – 25 March 1934) was an Irish Australian civil engineer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Arthur Colvin

    Dec. at 82 (1884-1966)

    BirthplaceJamberoo, Australia

    Colonel Arthur Edmund Colvin CBE MC (24 April 1884 – 20 August 1966) was a member of New South... more on Wikipedia
  • Barry Marshall8

    BirthplaceKalgoorlie, Australia

    Barry James Marshall (born 30 September 1951) is an Australian physician, Nobel Prize... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Basil Stuart Hetzel (13 June 1922 – 4 February 2017) was an Australian medical researcher who... more on Wikipedia
  • Bob Brown10

    Bob Brown

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceOberon, Australia

    Robert James Brown (born 27 December 1944) is a former Australian politician, medical doctor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Brendan Nelson11

    BirthplaceCoburg, Melbourne, Australia

    Brendan John Nelson (born 19 August 1958) is a former Australian politician who served as the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Cecil Purser

    Dec. at 91 (1862-1953)

    BirthplaceCastle Hill, Australia

    Cecil Purser (16 December 1862 – 13 January 1953) was an Australian physician and served terms... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Charles Blackburn

    Dec. at 98 (1874-1972)

    BirthplaceGreenhithe, United Kingdom

    Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn KCMG, OBE (22 April 1874 – 20 July 1972)... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Charles Mackellar

    Dec. at 82 (1844-1926)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Sir Charles Kinnaird Mackellar (5 December 1844 – 14 July 1926) was an Australian politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Chris Lawson

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Chris Lawson is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.
  • Cindy Pan16

    Cindy Pan

    Cindy Han-Liang Pan is an Chinese Australian general practitioner, television personality and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Colin David Butler is a co-founder of the non-governmental organization BODHI (Benevolent... more on Wikipedia
  • Con Kolivas18
    Con Kolivas is an Australian anaesthetist. He has worked as a computer programmer on the Linux... more on Wikipedia
  • David de Kretser19

    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    David Morritz de Kretser AC (born 27 April 1939) is an Australian medical researcher who was... more on Wikipedia
  • David Tonkin20

    David Tonkin

    Dec. at 71 (1929-2000)

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Dr David Oliver Tonkin AO (20 July 1929 – 2 October 2000) was the 38th Premier of South... more on Wikipedia
  • David Weedon21

    David Weedon

    Dr. David Weedon, is a physician and dermatopathologist located in Queensland, Australia,... more on Wikipedia
  • Earle Page22

    Earle Page

    Dec. at 81 (1880-1961)

    BirthplaceGrafton, Australia

    Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, (8 August 1880 – 20 December 1961) was an Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Ewen Neil McQueen23

    Ewen Neil McQueen

    Dec. at 78 (1889-1967)

    BirthplaceCarlton North, Australia

    Ewen Neil McQueen (April 1889 – 1967) was an Australian headmaster, prominent educational... more on Wikipedia
  • Fiona Stanley24

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Fiona Juliet Stanley (born 1 August 1946) is an Australian epidemiologist noted for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Fiona Wood25

    Fiona Wood

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceYorkshire, United Kingdom

    Fiona Melanie Wood (born 2 February 1958) is a British-born plastic surgeon working in Perth,... more on Wikipedia