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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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    Adolfo Lutz

    Dec. at 85 (1855-1940)

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    GenderMale

    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

    Antonio Palocci

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceCosmorama, Brazil

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

    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

    Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    GenderMale

    Carlos Alberto de Barros Franco (born 19 May 1946), is a Brazilian physician and professor, specializing in Pneumology. He graduated in 1971....  more
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    Carlos Chagas

    Dec. at 55 (1879-1934)

    BirthplaceOliveira, Brazil

    GenderMale

    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

    Carlos Chagas Filho

    Dec. at 90 (1910-2000)

    GenderMale

    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

    Carlos Kluwe

    Dec. at 76 (1890-1966)

    GenderMale

    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

    Cássio Raposo do Amaral

    Dec. at 62 (1943-2005)

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    GenderMale

  • 9

    Diltor Opromolla

    Dec. at 70 (1934-2004)

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

    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

    Eddy Bensoussan

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    GenderMale

    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

    Eduardo Krieger

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceBrazil

    GenderMale

    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

    Enéas Carneiro

    Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)

    BirthplaceRio Branco, Brazil

    GenderMale

    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

    Evandro Chagas

    Dec. at 35 (1905-1940)

    GenderMale

    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

    Fritz Köberle

    Dec. at 75 (1910-1985)

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

    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

    Gilberto de Nucci

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceCampinas, Brazil

    GenderMale

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

    Graciano dos Santos Neves

    Dec. at 54 (1868-1922)

    GenderMale

    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

    Hélio de Oliveira Santos

    Age: 70

    GenderMale

    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

    Hélio Lourenço de Oliveira

    Dec. at 68 (1917-1985)

    GenderMale

    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

    Henrique da Rocha Lima

    Dec. at 77 (1879-1956)

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    GenderMale

    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

    João Baptista de Lacerda

    Dec. at 66 (1846-1912)

    BirthplaceBrazil

    GenderMale

    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

    João Guimarães Rosa

    Dec. at 59 (1908-1967)

    BirthplaceCordisburgo, Brazil

    GenderMale

    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

    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

    José Aristodemo Pinotti

    Age: 85

    GenderMale

    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