Famous Physicians from Sweden

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

This list contains people like Arvid Carlsson and Ragnar Granit.

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

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  • Allvar Gullstrand
    Dec. at 68 (1862-1930)
    • Birthplace: Landskrona, Sweden
    Allvar Gullstrand (5 June 1862 – 28 July 1930) was a Swedish ophthalmologist and optician.
  • Anders Dahl
    Dec. at 38 (1751-1789)
    Anders (Andreas) Dahl (17 March 1751, Varnhem, Västergötland – 25 May 1789) was a Swedish botanist and student of Carl Linnaeus. The dahlia flower is named after him.
  • Anders Erikson Sparrman
    Dec. at 72 (1748-1820)
    • Birthplace: Sweden
    Anders Sparrman (27 February 1748, Tensta, Uppland – 9 August 1820) was a Swedish naturalist, abolitionist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus.
  • Anders Nordström

    Anders Nordström

    Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Sweden
    Anders Nordström (born 9 March 1960) is a Swedish physician who served as Acting Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) from 22 May 2006 to 8 November 2006. Nordström trained as a ...more
    • Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
    Arvid Carlsson (25 January 1923 – 29 June 2018) was a Swedish neuropharmacologist who is best known for his work with the neurotransmitter dopamine and its effects in Parkinson's disease. For his ...more
  • Axel Munthe
    Dec. at 91 (1857-1949)
    • Birthplace: Oskarshamn, Sweden
    Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe (31 October 1857 – 11 February 1949) was a Swedish-born medical doctor and psychiatrist, best known as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account ...more