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Famous Physicians from Brazil

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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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  • 1
    Age: 166

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Adolfo Lutz (6 October 1855 – 18 December 1940) was a Brazilian physician, father of tropical medicine and medical zoology in Brazil, and a pioneer epidemiologist and researcher in infectious...  more
  • 2

    BirthplaceCosmorama, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Antonio Palocci Filho (born 4 October 1960) is a Brazilian physician and politician, and formerly Chief of Staff of Brazil under President Dilma Rousseff. He was the finance minister of the Brazilian...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceColina, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Augusto Jorge Cury (born October 2, 1958) is a Brazilian physician, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and writer. He developed the Multifocal Theory, about the functioning of the mind and the...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco (born 19 May 1946), is a Brazilian physician and professor, specializing in Pneumology. He graduated in 1971....  more
  • 5
    Dec. at 55 (1879-1934)

    BirthplaceOliveira, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas, or Carlos Chagas (Portuguese: [ˈkaʁlus ʒuʃtʃĩniˈɐ̃nu ʁiˈbejɾu ˈʃaɡɐs]; July 9, 1879 – November 8, 1934), was a Brazilian sanitary physician, scientist, and...  more
  • 6
    Dec. at 89 (1910-2000)

    NationalityBrazil

    Carlos Chagas Filho (September 10, 1910 – February 16, 2000) was a Brazilian physician, biologist and scientist active in the field of neuroscience. He was internationally renowned for his...  more
  • 7
    Dec. at 76 (1890-1966)

    NationalityBrazil

    Carlos Kluwe (January 3, 1890 - September 16, 1966) 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...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

  • 9
    Dec. at 70 (1934-2004)

    NationalityBrazil

    Diltor Vladimir Araújo Opromolla (13 April 1934, São Paulo – 15 December 2004, Bauru) was a Brazilian physician and dermatologist respected due to his lifetime work with leprosy patients and leprosy...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Antônio Drauzio Varella (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈd̪ɾäwzjʊ väˈɾɛ̞lɐ]; born May 3, 1943 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian doctor, educator, scientist and medical science popularizer in the press and...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Eddy Bensoussan (born 1938 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian physician. Bensoussan graduated in 1962 with a specialty in occupational diseases, internal medicine and clinical physiopathology. He...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceBrazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Eduardo Moacyr Krieger (born June 27, 1928, Cerro Largo, Rio Grande do Sul) is a Brazilian physician, physiologist and scientific leader, current president of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences....  more
  • 13
    Dec. at 68 (1938-2007)

    BirthplaceRio Branco, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Enéas Ferreira Carneiro (Brazilian Portuguese: [eˈnɛas feˈʁeiɾɐ kaʁˈneiɾu]; November 5, 1938 – May 6, 2007) was a Brazilian cardiologist, physicist, mathematician, professor, writer and politician....  more
  • 14
    Dec. at 35 (1905-1940)

    NationalityBrazil

    Evandro Serafim Lobo Chagas (August 10, 1905 – November 8, 1940), was a Brazilian physician and biomedical scientist specializing in tropical medicine. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, the eldest son...  more
  • 15

    NationalityAustria, Brazil

    Fritz Köberle (October 1, 1910 in Eichgraben, Austria – February 20, 1983) was an Austrian-Brazilian physician, pathologist and scientist, discoverer of the neurogenic mechanism of the chronic phase...  more
  • 16

    BirthplacePindamonhangaba, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Geraldo José Rodrigues de Alckmin Filho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒeˈɾawdu ˈaɫkmĩ]; born 7 November 1952) is a Brazilian politician who served as the Governor of São Paulo from 2001 to 2006, and...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceCampinas, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Gilberto De Nucci (born 18 March 1958, Campinas) is a noted Brazilian physician, scientist and university professor in the field of pharmacology. ...  more
  • 18

    NationalityBrazil

    Graciano dos Santos Neves (June 12, 1868 – 1922) 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...  more
  • 19

    NationalityBrazil

    Hélio de Oliveira Santos (born September 7, 1950, Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul) is a physician, graduated in the Medical School of the State University of Campinas and specialized in pediatrics,...  more
  • 20
    Dec. at 67 (1917-1985)

    NationalityBrazil

    Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira (July 9, 1917, Porto Ferreira, Brazil – March 14, 1985, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) was a Brazilian physician, and academic. Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira was professor of...  more
  • 21
    Dec. at 76 (1879-1956)

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Henrique da Rocha Lima (24 November 1879 – 12 April 1956) was a Brazilian physician, pathologist and infectologist born in Rio de Janeiro. With his friend, Stanislaus von Prowazek, he described what...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceBrazil

    NationalityBrazil

    João Batista de Lacerda (12 July 1846 in Campos dos Goytacazes – 6 August 1915 in Rio de Janeiro), was a physician and one of the pioneering Brazilian biomedical scientists in the fields of...  more
  • 23
    Dec. at 59 (1908-1967)

    BirthplaceCordisburgo, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    João Guimarães Rosa (Portuguese: [ˈʒwɐ̃w ɡimaˈɾɐ̃js ˈʁɔzɐ]; 27 June 1908 – 19 November 1967) was a Brazilian novelist, short story writer and diplomat.Rosa published four books of short stories in...  more
  • 24
    Joel Birman is a Brazilian psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He was born in Vitória, State of Espírito Santo of Romanian Jewish immigrant parents. He graduated in Medicine in the 1970s and pursued...  more
  • 25

    NationalityBrazil

    José Aristodemo Pinotti (São Paulo City, December 20, 1934 — July 1, 2009) was a Brazilian physician, gynecological surgeon, university professor, scientific and educational leader and politician. At...  more