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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 Eggleston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
age 77
Alan Eggleston is an Australian politician, who was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2014 representing Western Australia.
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Alfred Walter Campbell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Alfred Walter Campbell Dec. at 69 (1868-1937)
Alfred Walter Campbell was regarded as Australia's first neurologist. Campbell was born at Cunningham Plains, near Harden, New South Wales. At age 18, he enrolled at the University of Edinburgh ...more
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Andrew McDonald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Andrew McDonald age 63
Andrew Dominic McDonald is an Australian doctor and former politician.
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Andrew Rochford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Andrew Rochford age 39
Andrew Rochford is an Australian television presenter and qualified doctor. Rochford was formerly a co-host of Network Ten's Breakfast program alongside Paul Henry and Kathryn Robinson .
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Anna Donald is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Dec. at 43 (1966-2009)
Anastasia Katherine "Anna" Donald was an Australian pioneer in the field of evidence-based medicine as well as an epidemiologist and company director.
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Arthur Alfred Lynch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Dec. at 73 (1861-1934)
Arthur Alfred Lynch was an Irish Australian civil engineer, physician, journalist, author, soldier, anti-imperialist and polymath. He served as MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom ...more
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Arthur Colvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Dec. at 82 (1884-1966)
The Honourable Colonel Arthur Edmund Colvin CBE MC MLC was a member of New South Wales Legislative Council and a soldier, surgeon and physician.
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Barry Marshall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
age 67
Barry James Marshall, AC, FRACP, FRS, FAA, DSc is an Australian physician, Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology or Medicine, and Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Western ...more
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Basil Hetzel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
age 96
Basil Stuart Hetzel, AC is an Australian medical researcher who has made a major contribution to combating iodine deficiency, a major cause of goitre and cretinism worldwide.
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Bob Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
age 74
Robert James "Bob" Brown is an Australian former politician, medical doctor, environmentalist, former Senator and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. Brown was ...more
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Brendan Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
age 60
Brendan John Nelson is a former Australian politician and former federal Opposition leader. He served as a member of the Australian House of Representatives from the 1996 federal election until ...more
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Cecil Purser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Cecil Purser Dec. at 91 (1862-1953)
Dr Cecil Purser FRACP, was an Australian physician and served terms as chairman of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and vice-chancellor and deputy chancellor of the University of Sydney.
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Charles Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Dec. at 98 (1874-1972)
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn KCMG, OBE was an Australian university chancellor and physician. Blackburn was born in Greenhithe, Kent, England, to the cleric and ...more
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Charles Mackellar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Dec. at 82 (1844-1926)
Sir Charles Kinnaird Mackellar KCMG, was an Australian politician and surgeon.
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Chris Lawson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Chris Lawson age 53
Chris Lawson is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.
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Cindy Pan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Cindy Pan
Cindy Han-Liang Pan is an Australian doctor and television personality, who specialises in sexual health and women's health.
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Colin Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Professor Colin Butler is a co-founder of the NGO BODHI and a Professor of Public Health at the University of Canberra. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology & ...more
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Con Kolivas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Con Kolivas is an Australian anaesthetist. He has worked as a computer programmer on the Linux kernel and on the development of the cryptographic currency mining software CGMiner. His Linux ...more
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David de Kretser is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
age 79
David Morritz de Kretser, AC is an Australian medical researcher and was Governor of Victoria from 2006 to 2011.
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David Tonkin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Dec. at 71 (1929-2000)
Dr David Oliver Tonkin AO was the 38th Premier of South Australia, serving from 18 September 1979 to 10 November 1982. He was elected to the House of Assembly seat of Bragg at the 1970 election, ...more
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David Weedon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
David Weedon
Dr David Weedon, AO is a dermatopathologist, located in Queensland, Australia. Weedon is the author of a textbook on dermatopathology widely considered to be an encyclopedic reference of skin ...more
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Earle Page is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Dec. at 81 (1880-1961)
Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, GCMG, CH was an Australian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Australia in 1939. To date, he is the second-longest serving federal ...more
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Ewen Neil McQueen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
Dec. at 78 (1889-1967)
Ewen Neil McQueen was an Australian headmaster, prominent educational innovator, scientist, psychologist and General Practitioner. He was most often known as Neil McQueen or E. Neil McQueen.
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Fiona Stanley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
age 72
Fiona Juliet Stanley, AC FAA is an Australian epidemiologist noted for her public health work, and her research into child and maternal health, and birth disorders such as cerebral palsy. ...more
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Fiona Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Physicians from Australia
age 61
Fiona Melanie Wood, AM is a British born plastic surgeon working in Perth, Western Australia. She is the director of the Royal Perth Hospital burns unit and the Western Australia Burns Service. ...more