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

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Dimitris P. Kraniotis and Edouard Rafael Sassoon.

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

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Agnodice or Agnodike was the first female Athenian physician, midwife, and gynecologist, whose life was recounted by Gaius Julius Hyginus. Hyginus, who lived in the 1st century BCE, wrote about Agnodice in his Fabulae. ...more on Wikipedia

Amalia Fleming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Greece
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Amalia Fleming, Lady Fleming was a Greek physician, activist and politician. Fleming was born in Constantinople in 1912. She moved to Greece and, during the Axis occupation, took part in the National Resistance, for which she was jailed by the Italians. She married Sir Alexander Fleming in 1953, but with his death in March 1955 she was widowed less than two years later. She returned to Greece in 1963 and was arrested by the Greek junta during the period of the dictatorship for acts of sabotage. She was released from prison due to health problems in 1971 but was stripped of her Greek citizenship and exiled. While in exile, she wrote a "A Piece of Truth," a personal account of her imprisonment ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 74 (1912-1986)

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

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Dimitris P. Kraniotis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Greece
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Age: 51

Birthplace: Stomio, Larissa, Greece

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Edouard Rafael Sassoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Greece
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Edouard Rafael Sassoon

Andre Moses de Rothschild (b. 14 May 1948; d 2 August 1979) was born to Jewish parents in Canada. His mother whose family was originally from Salonika (Thessaloniki in Greece) was born in Sparta, Greece, she is a cousin of Elie Mordechai Faraggi (פרג'י), a Greek national hero killed in 1943 by the Nazis. Rothschild was a physician, humanitarian, and the only son of Abraham Joseph de Rothschild (1929-1984), and Stella Faraggi (1928-1980) and a member of the English Rothschild banking family. In 1979 while volunteering with a group of physicians in the Sudan, Rothschild was abducted and murdered by Sudan National Security agents who accused him of being a western and Israeli spy, which he was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 36 (1949-1985)

Birthplace: Greece