Famous Physicians from Ireland

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

This list below has everything from Denis Leary to Ronan Tynan.

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

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  • Alasdair McDonnell
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    Alasdair McDonnell (born 1 September 1949) is an Irish politician who is a member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and was the Member of Parliament for Belfast South from 2005 to 2017. He was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Northern Ireland for Belfast South from 1998 to 2015. He was Leader of the SDLP from 2011 to 2015.
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Cushendall, United Kingdom
  • Sir Dominic John Corrigan, 1st Baronet (2 December 1802 – 1 February 1880), was an Irish physician, known for his original observations in heart disease. The abnormal "collapsing" pulse of aortic valve insufficiency is named Corrigan's pulse after him.
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1802-1880)
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland
  • Ian Clarke
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    Ian Clarke

    Ian Clarke is a physician, missionary, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and politician in Uganda. Since May 2011, he has been mayor of Makindye Division, one of the five administrative units of the Kampala Capital City Authority.
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: County Armagh, United Kingdom
  • Hans Sloane
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    Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Baronet (16 April 1660 – 11 January 1753), was an Irish physician, naturalist and collector noted for bequeathing his collection of 71,000 items to the British nation, thus providing the foundation of the British Museum, the British Library and the Natural History Museum, London. He was elected to the Royal Society at the age of 24. Sloane traveled to the Caribbean in 1687 and documented his travels and findings with extensive publishings years later. Sloane was a renowned medical doctor among the aristocracy and was elected to the Royal College of Physicians by age 27. He is credited with creating drinking chocolate.His name was later used for streets and places such ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1660-1753)
    • Birthplace: Killyleagh, United Kingdom
  • Harry Barry is an Irish author and medical doctor based in County Louth. He has a particular interest in the area of mental health and has extensive experience in his practice of dealing with issues such as depression, addiction and anxiety. He has written numerous articles for The Irish Independent and two books: Flagging the Problem and Flagging the Therapy, both published by Liberties Press.
    • Birthplace: Ireland
  • Kevin Patrick O'Flanagan (10 June 1919 in Dublin, Ireland – 26 May 2006 in Dublin, Ireland), also referred to as Dr. Kevin O'Flanagan, is a former Irish sportsman, physician and sports administrator. An outstanding all-rounder, he represented his country at both soccer and rugby union. He was also a noted sprinter and long jumper and as a youth played Gaelic football. In his spare time he also played golf and tennis at a decent level. O'Flanagan played soccer for among others, Bohemians and Arsenal, and as an international he played for both Ireland teams – the FAI XI and the IFA XI. O'Flanagan also played rugby union for UCD, London Irish and Ireland. In 1946 he played rugby for Ireland ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1919-2006)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland