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

This list has a variety of people, like Robert Broom and Abdullah Abdurahman, in it.

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

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Abdullah Abdurahman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from South Africa
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Abdullah Abdurahman was a South African politician and physician, born in Wellington, South Africa. He was the first coloured city councillor of Cape Town, and leader of the anti-apartheid movement African Political Organization established in 1902. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 68 (1872-1940)

Birthplace: Wellington, South Africa

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Ali Bacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from South Africa
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Ali Bacher

Aron "Ali" Bacher is a former South African Test cricketer and an administrator of the United Cricket Board of South Africa. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: South Africa


Dion O'Cuinneagain

Dion O' Cuinneagain is a former rugby union player who represented both South Africa and Ireland. Since retiring as a rugby player, O' Cuinneagain has worked as a doctor and as a rugby coach. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa


George Getzel Cohen

Dr. George Getzel Cohen was born in 1927, attended Parktown Boys' High School and the University of the Witwatersrand and is the founder of Harry's Angels, an innovative flying doctors project which flew specialists from South Africa to Swaziland through the 1970s, bringing free specialist treatment to an impoverished country. The kingdom of Swaziland had few specialists of its own at that time, relying on general practitioners for all medical work. Cohen, a Johannesburg radiologist, approached Harry Oppenheimer, a mining magnate with progressive views, to provide small airplanes to fly surgeons and other specialists from Johannesburg to Mbabane for weekends where they would donate their ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 92

Birthplace: South Africa