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List of notable or famous physicians from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Austria and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian 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 Austria is included when available.

This list includes Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Beiglböck and more.

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Ádám Politzer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Ádám Politzer Dec. at 85 (1835-1920) Adam Politzer was a Hungarian and Austrian physician and one of the pioneers and founders of otology.

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Adolf Pokorny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Adolf Pokorny Adolf Pokorny was born on July 25, 1895 in Vienna, Austria; he was a dermatologist and medical doctor. He was a defendant in the Doctors' Trial. Pokorny served from March 1915 to September 1918 ...more

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Anton de Haen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Anton de Haen Dec. at 72 (1704-1776) Anton de Haen was an Austrian physician of Dutch ancestry born in the Hague. He studied medicine in Leiden under Hermann Boerhaave, and in 1754 went to the University of Vienna, where he became ...more

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Anton Elfinger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Anton Elfinger Dec. at 43 (1821-1864) Anton Elfinger was an Austrian physician and illustrator. Son of a pharmacist in Vienna, he trained at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he was a student of Leopold Kupelwieser. He later ...more

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Anton Ghon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Anton Ghon Dec. at 70 (1866-1936) Anton Ghon was an Austrian pathologist who was a native of Villach. In 1890 he earned his medical degree in Graz, and afterwards spent several years at the pathological institute in Vienna, ...more

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Anton von Störck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Anton von Störck Dec. at 72 (1731-1803) Anton von Störck was an Austrian physician who was a native of Saulgau in Upper Swabia. Both of Störck's parents died when he was young, and he spent his early years as an orphan in a ...more

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Anton Weichselbaum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Anton Weichselbaum Dec. at 75 (1845-1920) Anton Weichselbaum was an Austrian pathologist and bacteriologist born near the town of Langenlois. Weichselbaum was among the first scientists to recognize the importance of bacteriology for ...more

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Aribert Heim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 78 (1914-1992) Aribert Ferdinand Heim was an Austrian SS doctor, also known as Dr. Death. As an SS doctor in a Nazi concentration camp in Mauthausen, he was accused of killing and torturing many inmates by ...more

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Barbara Nath-Wiser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Barbara Nath-Wiser age 69 Barbara Nath-Wiser is an Austrian doctor. She studied Medicine in Vienna and emigrated to India in 1978. She founded the NISHTA centre for the people of the Kangra Valley. Nishta is situated in ...more

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Carl Eduard Hammerschmidt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Carl Eduard Hammerschmidt Dec. at 73 (1801-1874) 'Karl Eduard Hammerschmidt', also known as Abdullah Bey, was an Austrian mineralogist, entomologist, and physician. Hammerschmidt took a law degree in Vienna in 1827. He also studied medicine, ...more

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Carl Gussenbauer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Carl Gussenbauer Dec. at 61 (1842-1903) Carl Gussenbauer was an Austrian surgeon.

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Carl Nicoladoni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Carl Nicoladoni Dec. at 55 (1847-1902) Carl Nicoladoni was an Austrian surgeon born in Vienna. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Vienna, and was later a professor of surgery at the Universities of Innsbruck and ...more

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Carl Rabl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Carl Rabl Dec. at 64 (1853-1917) Carl Rabl was an Austrian anatomist. His most notable achievement was on the structural consistency of chromosomes during the cell cycle. In 1885 he published that chromosomes do not lose their ...more

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Carl von Rokitansky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 74 (1804-1878) Baron Carl von Rokitansky, was a Bohemian physician, pathologist, humanist philosopher and liberal politician.

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Chaim Sheba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Chaim Sheba Dec. at 63 (1908-1971) Chaim Sheba was an Israeli physician, notable for being the founder of Sheba Medical Center.

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Clemens von Pirquet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 55 (1874-1929) Clemens Peter Freiherr von Pirquet was an Austrian scientist and pediatrician best known for his contributions to the fields of bacteriology and immunology.

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Eduard Bloch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Eduard Bloch Dec. at 73 (1872-1945) Eduard Bloch was a Austrian doctor practicing in Linz. Until 1907 Bloch was the physician of Adolf Hitler's family. Hitler later awarded Bloch special protection after the Nazi union of Austria ...more

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Ernst Moro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Ernst Moro Dec. at 77 (1874-1951) Ernst Moro was an Austrian physician and pediatrician who discovered the infant reflex which was named after him. Moro studied medicine in Graz, Austria, getting his M.D. in 1899. From 1901 to ...more

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Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow Dec. at 45 (1846-1891) Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, also Ernst Fleischl von Marxow, son of Karl Fleischl Edlem von Marxow and his wife Ida was an Austrian physiologist and physician who became known for his important ...more

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Ernst Wertheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Ernst Wertheim Dec. at 56 (1864-1920) Ernst Wertheim was an Austrian gynecologist born in Graz. Ernst Wertheim was the son of Theodor Wertheim, an Austrian chemistry professor at the University of Graz. He received his doctorate ...more

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Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 73 (1819-1892) Ernst Wilhelm Ritter von Brücke was a German physician and physiologist. He is credited with contributions made in many facets of physiology.

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Ernst, Baron von Feuchterslebe... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 43 (1806-1849) Baron Ernst von Feuchtersleben, was an Austrian physician, poet and philosopher.

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Eugene Braunwald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
age 88 Eugene Braunwald is an American cardiologist.

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Felix von Winiwarter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Felix von Winiwarter Dec. at 79 (1852-1931) Felix von Winiwarter was an Austrian physician who was a native of Vienna. In 1876 he earned his doctorate at the University of Vienna, and remained in Vienna as an assistant in the clinic of ...more

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Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 64 (1816-1880) Ferdinand Karl Franz Schwarzmann, Ritter von Hebra was an Austrian physician and dermatologist known as the founder of the New Vienna School of Dermatology, an important group of physicians who ...more

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František Chvostek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
František Chvostek Dec. at 49 (1835-1884) František Chvostek was an Czech-Austrian military physician. He is most notable for having described Chvostek's sign which he described in 1876. Chvostek was born in Frýdek-Místek, ...more

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Franz von Wirer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Franz von Wirer Dec. at 73 (1771-1844) Franz de Paula Augustin Wirer Ritter von Rettenbach was an Austrian physician who was a native of Korneuburg in Lower Austria. He was a physician to Austrian royalty, a rector at the University ...more

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Friedrich Kraus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Friedrich Kraus Dec. at 78 (1858-1936) Friedrich Kraus was an Austrian internist. He was born in Bodenbach, Bohemia and died in Berlin. He is remembered for his achievements in the field of electrocardiography and his work in colloid ...more

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Fritz Köberle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Fritz Köberle Dec. at 75 (1910-1985) Fritz Köberle was an Austrian-Brazilian physician, pathologist and scientist, discoverer of the neurogenic mechanism of the chronic phase of Chagas disease, a human parasitic disease caused ...more

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Fritz Pregl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 61 (1869-1930) Fritz Pregl, was a Slovenian and Austrian chemist and physician from a mixed Slovene-German-speaking background. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1923 for making important contributions to ...more

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Georg Tannstetter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 53 (1482-1535) Georg Tannstetter, also called Georgius Collimitius, was a humanist teaching at the University of Vienna. He was a medical doctor, mathematician, astronomer, cartographer, and the personal ...more

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Gerard van Swieten is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Gerard van Swieten Dec. at 72 (1700-1772) Gerard van Swieten was a Dutch-Austrian physician. Van Swieten was born in Leiden. He was a pupil of Herman Boerhaave and became in 1745 the personal physician of the Austrian Empress Maria ...more

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Gideon Brecher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Gideon Brecher Dec. at 76 (1797-1873) Gideon Brecher, also known as Gedaliah ben Eliezer, was an Austrian physician and writer. Brecher was the uncle, by marriage, to Austrian bibliographer and Orientalist Moritz Steinschneider. ...more

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Gustav Gärtner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Gustav Gärtner Dec. at 82 (1855-1937) Gustav Gärtner was an Austrian pathologist born in Pardubice, Bohemia. In 1879 he earned his doctorate from the University of Vienna, afterwards working in Vienna as an assistant to Salomon ...more

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Hans Asperger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 74 (1906-1980) Hans Asperger was an Austrian pediatrician, medical theorist, and medical professor. He is best known for his early studies on mental disorders, especially in children. His work was largely ...more

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Hans Eppinger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Hans Eppinger Dec. at 67 (1879-1946) Hans Eppinger Jr. was an Austrian physician who performed experiments upon concentration camp prisoners.

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Hans Kundrat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Hans Kundrat Dec. at 48 (1845-1893) Hans Kundrat was an Austrian pathologist born in Vienna. He studied medicine in Vienna, and as a student he was a demonstrator under Josef Hyrtl and Karl von Rokitansky. In 1868 he received his ...more

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Hans Selye is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 75 (1907-1982) János Hugo Bruno "Hans" Selye, CC, was a pioneering Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist of Hungarian origin. He conducted much important scientific work on the hypothetical ...more

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Heinrich Auspitz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Heinrich Auspitz Dec. at 51 (1835-1886) Carl Heinrich Auspitz was a Jewish Austrian dermatologist. He was the husband of pianist Auguste Auspitz-Kólar. He was a member of the famous Moravian-Austrian Auspitz Family . Heinrich ...more

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Heinrich Gross is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Heinrich Gross Dec. at 90 (1915-2005) Heinrich Gross was an Austrian psychiatrist, medical doctor and neurologist, a reputed expert as a leading court-appointed psychiatrist, ill-famed for his proven involvement in the killing of at ...more

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Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Cr... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 77 (1722-1799) Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz was a botanist and a physician. He obtained his doctorate of medicine in Vienna in 1750. He was one of the first pupils of Gerard van Swieten. He studied ...more

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Heinrich Neumann von Héthárs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Heinrich Neumann von Héthárs Dec. at 66 (1873-1939) Heinrich Neumann von Héthárs was the foremost ear-nose-and-throat doctor in Vienna before World War II. In 1938 he transmitted to the Evian Conference the infamous offer by the ...more

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Heinrich von Bamberger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Heinrich von Bamberger Dec. at 66 (1822-1888) Heinrich von Bamberger was an Austrian pathologist. He was father to internist Eugen von Bamberger.

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Herbert Silberer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 41 (1882-1923) Herbert Silberer was a Viennese psychoanalyst involved with the professional circle surrounding Sigmund Freud which included other pioneers of psychological study as Carl Gustav Jung, Alfred ...more

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Hermann Edler von Zeissl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Hermann Edler von Zeissl Dec. at 67 (1817-1884) Hermann Edler von Zeissl was a Moravia-born Austrian Jewish dermatologist who was born in the village of Vierzighuben, near Zwittau, Moravia. Zeissl received his medical doctorate from the ...more

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Hugo Jury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 58 (1887-1945) Hugo Jury was an Austrian Nazi. Hugo Jury was a physician and a National Socialist politician. From 11 March to 13 March 1938, he was Minister for Social Administration in the Seyß-Inquart ...more

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Ignaz Semmelweis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Dec. at 47 (1818-1865) Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis was a Hungarian physician of German extraction now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the "savior of mothers", Semmelweis ...more

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Jakob Rosenfeld is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Jakob Rosenfeld Dec. at 49 (1903-1952) Jakob Rosenfeld, more commonly known as General Luo, served as the Minister of Health in the 1947 Provisional Communist Military Government of China under Mao Zedong. Rosenfeld, a Jew born in ...more

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Johann Ritter von Oppolzer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Johann Ritter von Oppolzer Dec. at 63 (1808-1871) Johann Ritter von Oppolzer was an Austrian physician born in Nové Hrady, Bohemia. He was the father of the astronomer Theodor von Oppolzer. In 1835 he earned his medical doctorate at the ...more

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Johann Schnitzler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Physicians from Austria
Johann Schnitzler Dec. at 58 (1835-1893) Johann Schnitzler was an Austrian Jewish laryngologist who was a native of Nagykanizsa. He married Luise Markbreiter a daughter of the Viennese doctor Philipp Markbreiter, and they had three ...more