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

People on this list include Drauzio Varella and Juscelino Kubitschek.

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

Use this list of renowned Brazilian physicians to discover some new physicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (54 items)
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Adolfo Lutz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Adolfo Lutz Dec. at 85 (1855-1940)
Adolfo Lutz was a Brazilian physician, father of tropical medicine and medical zoology in Brazil, and a pioneer epidemiologist and researcher in infectious diseases. Lutz was born in Rio de ...more
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Antonio Palocci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Antonio Palocci age 58
Antonio Palocci Filho is a Brazilian physician and politician, and former Chief of Staff of Brazil under President Dilma Rousseff . He was the Finance minister of the Brazilian federal ...more
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Augusto Cury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
age 60
Augusto Jorge Cury is a Brazilian physician, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and writer. He developed the Multifocal Theory, about the functioning of the mind and the construction process of ...more
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Carlos Alberto de Barros Franc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco age 72
Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco, is a Brazilian physician and professor, specializing in Pneumology. He graduated in 1971.
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Carlos Chagas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Dec. at 55 (1879-1934)
Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas, or Carlos Chagas, was a Brazilian sanitary physician, scientist and bacteriologist who worked as a clinician and researcher. He discovered Chagas disease, also ...more
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Carlos Chagas Filho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Dec. at 90 (1910-2000)
Carlos Chagas Filho was a Brazilian physician, biologist and scientist active in the field of neuroscience. He was internationally renowned for his investigations on the neural mechanisms ...more
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Carlos Kluwe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Carlos Kluwe Dec. at 76 (1890-1966)
Carlos Kluwe was a Brazilian footballer and physician who played for Sport Club Internacional. Kluwe was born and died in Bagé, and was mayor of the town between 1948 and 1951.
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Cássio Raposo do Amaral is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Cássio Raposo do Amaral Dec. at 62 (1943-2005)
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Diltor Opromolla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Diltor Opromolla Dec. at 70 (1934-2004)
Diltor Vladimir Araújo Opromolla was a Brazilian physician and dermatologist internationally respected due to his lifetime work with leprosy patients and leprosy research. Dr. Opromolla ...more
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Drauzio Varella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
age 76
Drauzio Varella, MD, is a Brazilian physician, educator, scientist and noted medical science popularizer in the press and TV, as well as best-selling author. In addition to medicine, Varella is ...more
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Eddy Bensoussan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Eddy Bensoussan age 81
Eddy Bensoussan is a Brazilian physician. Bensoussan graduated in 1962 with a specialty in occupational diseases, internal medicine and clinical physiopathology. He served as director of the ...more
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Eduardo Krieger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Eduardo Krieger age 90
Eduardo Moacyr Krieger is an influential Brazilian physician, physiologist and scientific leader, current president of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
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Enéas Carneiro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)
Enéas Ferreira Carneiro was a Brazilian politician. He represented the state of São Paulo in the National Chamber of Deputies and ran for the presidency three times as a perennial ...more
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Evandro Chagas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Evandro Chagas Dec. at 35 (1905-1940)
Evandro Serafim Lobo Chagas, was a Brazilian physician and biomedical scientist specializing in tropical medicine. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, the eldest son of Carlos Chagas, noted physician ...more
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Fritz Köberle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
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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Geraldo Alckmin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
age 66
Geraldo José Rodrigues de Alckmin Filho, known as Geraldo Alckmin is a Brazilian politician, who has been elected as the new governor of São Paulo, doing it for the second time, ...more
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Gilberto de Nucci is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Gilberto de Nucci age 60
Gilberto De Nucci is a noted Brazilian physician, scientist and university professor in the field of pharmacology. He was born in Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil. His father was a ...more
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Graciano dos Santos Neves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Graciano dos Santos Neves Dec. at 54 (1868-1922)
Graciano dos Santos Neves was a Brazilian physician and politician. Santos Neves was born in São Mateus, Espírito Santo. He graduated as physician in Rio de Janeiro in 1889 and was ...more
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Hélio de Oliveira Santos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Hélio de Oliveira Santos age 68
Hélio de Oliveira Santos is a physician, graduated in the Medical School of the State University of Campinas and specialized in pediatrics, federal representative, and was the mayor of ...more
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Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira Dec. at 68 (1917-1985)
Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira was a Brazilian physician, and academic. Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira was professor of Internal medicine and a former Dean of the University ...more
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Henrique da Rocha Lima is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Henrique da Rocha Lima Dec. at 77 (1879-1956)
Henrique da Rocha Lima was a Brazilian physician, pathologist and infectologist born in Rio de Janeiro. With his friend, Stanislaus von Prowazek, he described what would later be known as ...more
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João Baptista de Lacerda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
João Baptista de Lacerda Dec. at 66 (1846-1912)
João Batista de Lacerda, was a physician and one of the pioneer Brazilian biomedical scientists in the fields of experimental physiology and pharmacology. He graduated in medicine in the ...more
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João Guimarães Rosa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Dec. at 59 (1908-1967)
João Guimarães Rosa was a Brazilian novelist, considered by many to be one of the greatest Brazilian novelists born in the 20th century. His best-known work is the novel Grande ...more
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Joel Birman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
Joel Birman
Joel Birman, a Brazilian psychiatrist and psychotherapist, was born in Vitória, State of Espírito Santo of Romanian Jewish immigrant parents. He graduated in Medicine in the 1970s ...more
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José Aristodemo Pinotti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
José Aristodemo Pinotti age 84
José Aristodemo Pinotti was a Brazilian physician, gynecological surgeon, university professor, scientific and educational leader and politician. At the time of his death he was a federal ...more