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Famous Physicians from Brazil

Updated October 13, 2018 4.2k views54 items

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. {#nodes}
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    Adolfo Lutz

    Adolfo Lutz

    Dec. at 85 (1855-1940)

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Adolfo Lutz (6 October 1855 – 18 December 1940) was a Brazilian physician, father of tropical... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Antonio Palocci

    Antonio Palocci

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceCosmorama, Brazil

    Antonio Palocci Filho (born 4 October 1960) is a Brazilian physician and politician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    BirthplaceColina, Brazil

    Augusto Jorge Cury (born October 2, 1958) is a Brazilian physician, psychiatrist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco

    Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco (born 19 May 1946), is a Brazilian physician and professor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Carlos Chagas

    Carlos Chagas

    Dec. at 55 (1879-1934)

    BirthplaceOliveira, Brazil

    Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas, or Carlos Chagas (Portuguese: [ˈkaʁlus ʒuʃtʃĩniˈɐ̃nu... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Carlos Chagas Filho

    Dec. at 90 (1910-2000)
    Carlos Chagas Filho (September 10, 1910 – February 16, 2000) was a Brazilian physician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Carlos Kluwe

    Dec. at 76 (1890-1966)
    Carlos Kluwe (January 3, 1890 - September 16, 1966) was a Brazilian footballer and physician... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Cássio Raposo do Amaral

    Cássio Raposo do Amaral

    Dec. at 62 (1943-2005)

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

  • 9

    Diltor Opromolla

    Dec. at 70 (1934-2004)
    Diltor Vladimir Araújo Opromolla (13 April 1934, São Paulo – 15 December 2004, Bauru) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Drauzio Varella

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    Antônio Drauzio Varella (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈd̪ɾäwzjʊ väˈɾɛ̞lɐ]; born May 3, 1943 in São... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Eddy Bensoussan

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Eddy Bensoussan (born 1938 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian physician. Bensoussan graduated... more on Wikipedia
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    Eduardo Krieger

    Eduardo Krieger

    Age: 92


    Eduardo Moacyr Krieger (born June 27, 1928, Cerro Largo, Rio Grande do Sul) is a Brazilian... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Enéas Carneiro

    Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)

    BirthplaceRio Branco, Brazil

    Enéas Ferreira Carneiro (Brazilian Portuguese: [eˈnɛas feˈʁeiɾɐ kaʁˈneiɾu]; November 5, 1938 –... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Evandro Chagas

    Evandro Chagas

    Dec. at 35 (1905-1940)
    Evandro Serafim Lobo Chagas (August 10, 1905 – November 8, 1940), was a Brazilian physician... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Fritz Köberle

    Dec. at 75 (1910-1985)
    Fritz Köberle (October 1, 1910 in Eichgraben, Austria – February 20, 1983) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    BirthplacePindamonhangaba, Brazil

    Geraldo José Rodrigues de Alckmin Filho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒeˈɾawdu ˈaɫkmĩ]; born 7... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Gilberto de Nucci

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceCampinas, Brazil

    Gilberto De Nucci (born 18 March 1958, Campinas) is a noted Brazilian physician, scientist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Graciano dos Santos Neves

    Dec. at 54 (1868-1922)
    Graciano dos Santos Neves (June 12, 1868 – 1922) was a Brazilian physician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Hélio de Oliveira Santos

    Age: 70
    Hélio de Oliveira Santos (born September 7, 1950, Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul) is a physician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira

    Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira

    Dec. at 68 (1917-1985)
    Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira (July 9, 1917, Porto Ferreira, Brazil – March 14, 1985, Ribeirão... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Henrique da Rocha Lima

    Dec. at 77 (1879-1956)

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Henrique da Rocha Lima (24 November 1879 – 12 April 1956) was a Brazilian physician,... more on Wikipedia
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    João Baptista de Lacerda

    João Baptista de Lacerda

    Dec. at 66 (1846-1912)


    João Batista de Lacerda (12 July 1846 in Campos dos Goytacazes – 6 August 1915 in Rio de... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    João Guimarães Rosa

    João Guimarães Rosa

    Dec. at 59 (1908-1967)

    BirthplaceCordisburgo, Brazil

    João Guimarães Rosa (Portuguese: [ˈʒwɐ̃w ɡimaˈɾɐ̃js ˈʁɔzɐ]; 27 June 1908 – 19 November 1967)... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Joel Birman

    Joel Birman is a Brazilian psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He was born in Vitória, State of... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    José Aristodemo Pinotti

    José Aristodemo Pinotti

    Age: 85
    José Aristodemo Pinotti (São Paulo City, December 20, 1934 — July 1, 2009) was a Brazilian... more on Wikipedia