Famous Physicians from Scotland

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

Arthur Conan Doyle and John Arbuthnot are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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  • A. J. Cronin
    Dec. at 84 (1896-1981)
    • Birthplace: Cardross, Argyll, United Kingdom
    Archibald Joseph Cronin (19 July 1896 – 6 January 1981) was a Scottish physician and novelist. His best-known novel, The Citadel (1937), tells of a Scottish doctor in a Welsh mining village, who ...more
  • Alexander Crichton

    Alexander Crichton

    Dec. at 92 (1763-1856)
    • Birthplace: Newington, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Sir Alexander Crichton (2 December 1763 – 4 June 1856) was a Scottish physician and author.
  • Alexander Henderson

    Alexander Henderson

    Dec. at 83 (1780-1863)
    • Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
    Alexander Henderson (1780 – 1863) was a Scottish physician and author.
  • Alexander Leighton

    Alexander Leighton

    Dec. at 62 (1587-1649)
    • Birthplace: Scotland
    Alexander Leighton (c.1570 – 1649) was a Scottish medical doctor and puritan preacher and pamphleteer best known for his 1630 pamphlet that attacked the Anglican church and which led to his torture ...more
  • Andrew Murray

    Andrew Murray

    Andrew Murray is a Scottish doctor, runner and author who works for the Scottish Government promoting physical activity for health. He became widely known in January 2011 when he completed a 2659 ...more
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    Dec. at 71 (1859-1930)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer, who created the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the ...more