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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.

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Adolfo Lutz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
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Adolfo Lutz


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 Janeiro, on December 18, 1855, son of Gustav Lutz and Mathilde Oberteuffer, a family of Bern. He studied medicine in Switzerland, graduating in 1879 at the University of Bern. After graduation he went on to study experimental medicine techniques in London, England, Leipzig, Germany, Vienna, Austria, Prague and Paris, France. Upon his return to Brazil in 1881, Lutz initially worked as a general clinician in the small city of Limeira, state of São Paulo for 6 years. Wishing to pursue medical research, he ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1855-1940)

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Antonio Palocci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
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Antonio Palocci


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 government from January 1, 2003 until March 27, 2006, during the presidency of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. He resigned from his office as Chief of Staff on June 7, 2011. ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Cosmorama, Brazil


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 thought. His books have sold over 15 million copies in Brazil. He is a researcher in the area of quality of life and development of intelligence, addressing the nature, construction and dynamics of emotion and thoughts. He develops researches in Spain in Educational Sciences in the area of quality of life. Published in more than 40 countries, Cury lectured at the BYU University's 13th International Conference on Intolerance and Discrimination, in the US. He's doctor honoris causa by UNIFIL, and member of ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Colina, Brazil

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Carlos Alberto de Barros Franc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Brazil
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Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco


Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco, is a Brazilian physician and professor, specializing in Pneumology. He graduated in 1971. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil