Famous Physicians from Romania

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

List is made up of many different people, including George Emil Palade and Doru Irimia.

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

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  • Alexandru Ioan Morțun

    Alexandru Ioan Morțun (born July 16, 1951) is a Romanian physician, politician, and Member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the National Liberal Party (PNL), part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, and became an MEP on January 1, 2007, with the accession of Romania to the European Union. Between 1996 and 2000, and again from 2000, he has represented Mehedinţi County in the Romanian Senate.
    • Age: 72
  • Ana Aslan (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈana asˈlan]; 1 January 1897 – 20 May 1988) was a Romanian biologist and physician who discovered the anti-aging effects of procaine, based on the drugs Gerovital H3 and Aslavital, which she developed. She is considered to be a pioneer of gerontology and geriatrics in Romania. In 1952, she founded the Geriatric Institute of Bucharest. This institute was the first of its kind in the world and was recognized by the World Health Organization. Although her work was controversial, it received international attention.
    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1897-1988)
    • Birthplace: Brăila, Sud-Est, Romania
  • Carol Davila
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    Carol Davila

    Carol Davila (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkarol daviˈla]; 1828 – 24 August 1884) was a prestigious Romanian physician of Italian ancestry.
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1828-1884)
    • Birthplace: Italy
  • Christian Rakovsky
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    Christian Rakovsky (Russian: Христиа́н Гео́ргиевич Рако́вский; August 13 [O.S. August 1] 1873 – September 11, 1941) was a Bulgarian socialist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and Soviet diplomat; he was also noted as a journalist, physician, and essayist. Rakovsky's political career took him throughout the Balkans and into France and Imperial Russia; for part of his life, he was also a Romanian citizen. A lifelong collaborator of Leon Trotsky, he was a prominent activist of the Second International, involved in politics with the Bulgarian Workers' Social Democratic Party, Romanian Social Democratic Party, and the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. Rakovsky was expelled at different times from various countries as a result of his activities, and, during World War I, became a founding member of the Revolutionary Balkan Social Democratic Labor Federation while helping to organize the Zimmerwald Conference. Imprisoned by Romanian authorities, he made his way to Russia, where he joined the Bolshevik Party after the October Revolution, and, as head of the Rumcherod, unsuccessfully attempted to generate a communist revolution in the Kingdom of Romania. Subsequently, he was a founding member of the Comintern, served as head of government in the Ukrainian SSR, and took part in negotiations at the Genoa Conference. He came to oppose Joseph Stalin and rallied with the Left Opposition, being marginalized inside the government and sent as Soviet ambassador to London and Paris, where he was involved in renegotiating financial settlements. He was ultimately recalled from France in autumn 1927, after signing his name to a controversial Trotskyist platform which endorsed world revolution. Credited with having developed the Trotskyist critique of Stalinism as "bureaucratic centrism", Rakovsky was subject to internal exile. Submitting to Stalin's leadership in 1934 and being briefly reinstated, he was nonetheless implicated in the Trial of the Twenty One (part of the Moscow Trials), imprisoned, and executed by the NKVD during World War II. He was rehabilitated in 1988, during the Soviet Glasnost period.
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1873-1941)
    • Birthplace: Gradets, Bulgaria
  • Constantin Ion Parhon (Romanian pronunciation: [konstanˈtin iˈon parˈhon] (listen); 15 October 1874 – 9 August 1969) was a Romanian neuropsychiatrist, endocrinologist and politician. He was the first head of state of Communist Romania from 1947 to 1952. Parhon was President of the Physicians and Naturalists Society in Iași, hospital director, professor, and director of medical institutes.
    • Age: Dec. at 94 (1874-1969)
    • Birthplace: Câmpulung, Romania
  • Constantin Levaditi

    Constantin Levaditi (1 August 1874 – 5 September 1953) was a Romanian physician and microbiologist, a major figure in virology and immunology (especially in the study of poliomyelitis and syphilis).
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1874-1953)
    • Birthplace: Galați, Sud-Est, Romania