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

Examples of people on this list: Jean-Paul Marat, Emil Theodor Kocher and more.

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

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Adolf Meyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 84 (1866-1950) Adolf Meyer, was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the first psychiatrist-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1927-28 and ...more

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Alexandre Yersin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Alexandre Yersin Dec. at 80 (1863-1943) Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin was a Swiss and naturalized French physician and bacteriologist. He is remembered as the discoverer of the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague or pest, which ...more

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Alphonse Crespo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Alphonse Crespo Alphonse Crespo is a Swiss orthopedic surgeon. Founder in 2007 of Medicine & Liberty a medical network dedicated to the study and advocacy of liberty, ethics & market in medical ...more

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August Socin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 62 (1837-1899) August Socin was a Swiss surgeon and educator born in the town of Vevey.

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Bernhard Schaller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland

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Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 86 (1875-1961) Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also ...more

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Carl Rüedi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Carl Rüedi Dec. at 53 (1848-1901) Carl Rüedi was a Swiss pulmonologist and at his lifetime one of the best-known physicians in Graubünden. Rüedi rose to fame around the world after having treated the Scottish ...more

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Emil Theodor Kocher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 76 (1841-1917) Emil Theodor Kocher was a Swiss physician and medical researcher who received the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid. ...more

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Emmanuel Stupanus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Emmanuel Stupanus Dec. at 77 (1587-1664) Emmanuel Stupanus or Stuppan was a Swiss physician and professor in Basel.

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Enrique Favez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 65 (1791-1856) Enriqueta Favez was a Swiss physician and surgeon who practiced medicine in the Napoleonic Wars and in Cuba. Although female assigned at birth, Favez self-identified and lived as a male surgeon ...more

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Ernst Rüdin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 78 (1874-1952) Ernst Rüdin was a Swiss-born German psychiatrist, geneticist, eugenicist and Nazi. Rising to prominence under Emil Kraepelin and assuming his directorship at what is now called the Max ...more

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Eugen Bircher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 74 (1882-1956) Eugen Bircher was a Swiss politician and military leader who became associated with a pro-German position in the inter-war years.

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Felix Plater is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Felix Plater Dec. at 78 (1536-1614) Felix Plater was a Swiss physician, professor in Basel, well known for his classification of psychiatric diseases, and was also the first to describe an intracranial tumour. He was born and died ...more

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François Naville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
François Naville Dec. at 85 (1883-1968) François Naville was a Swiss physician, director of the medico-legal Institute of the University of Geneva, the only truly neutral expert in the international Katyn Commission ...more

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Friedrich Erismann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Friedrich Erismann Dec. at 73 (1842-1915) Friedrich Huldreich Erismann, or Fyodor Fyodorovich Erismann was a Swiss ophthalmologist and hygienist born in Gontenschwil, canton of Aargau.

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Fritz Müller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Fritz Müller Dec. at 61 (1834-1895) Fritz Müller was a Swiss doctor, zoologist, and herpetologist. He was born in Basel and studied at the University of Basel from 1852 to 1854, and then at Würzburg and Prague, where he ...more

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Gaspard Bauhin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 64 (1560-1624) Gaspard Bauhin, or Caspar Bauhin, was a Swiss botanist whose Phytopinax described thousands of plants and classified them in a manner that draws comparisons to the later binomial nomenclature of ...more

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Gaspard Vieusseux is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Gaspard Vieusseux Dec. at 68 (1746-1814) Gaspard Vieusseux was a Swiss physician born in Geneva. In 1766 he obtained his doctorate from the University of Leiden, and subsequently returned to Geneva in order to practice medicine. ...more

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Hans Jenny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 68 (1904-1972) Hans Jenny was a physician and natural scientist who is considered the father of cymatics, the study of wave phenomena.

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Heinrich Frenkel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Heinrich Frenkel Dec. at 71 (1860-1931) Heinrich Sebastian Frenkel was a Swiss physician and neurologist born in Heiden, a town overlooking Lake Constance. He was an early practitioner of neuro-rehabilitation, advocating a regimen of ...more

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Hermann Eichhorst is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Hermann Eichhorst Dec. at 72 (1849-1921) Hermann Ludwig Eichhorst was a German-Swiss internist born in Königsberg. He studied medicine in Königsberg and Berlin, and was an assistant to Ernst Viktor von Leyden, Bernhard ...more

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Hermann Sahli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Hermann Sahli Dec. at 77 (1856-1933) Hermann Sahli was a Swiss internist who was a native of Bern. In 1878 he earned his doctorate from the University of Bern, and subsequently became an assistant to Ludwig Lichtheim in Bern. ...more

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Hugo Steiner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Hugo Steiner Hugo Steiner is a Swiss citizen who graduated from the University of Zurich as a physician specialising in endocrinology. He worked for several years as the leader of a research group in ...more

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Jacques-Louis Reverdin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 87 (1842-1929) Jacques-Louis Reverdin was a Swiss surgeon who was a native of Cologny. He studied at the University of Paris, becoming an interne of hospitals in 1865. In 1869 he became an assistant to Jean ...more

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Jean-Louis Prévost is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Jean-Louis Prévost Dec. at 89 (1838-1927) Jean-Louis Prévost was a Swiss neurologist and physiologist who was a native of Geneva. He studied at Zurich, Berlin and Vienna, and in 1864 became an interne in Paris under Alfred ...more

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Jean-Paul Marat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 50 (1743-1793) Jean-Paul Marat was a physician, political theorist and scientist best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution. His journalism became ...more

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Johann Bauhin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 71 (1541-1612) Johann Bauhin was a Swiss botanist, born in Basel. He was the son of physician Jean Bauhin and the brother of physician and botanist Gaspard Bauhin. He studied botany at Tübingen under ...more

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Johann Conrad Brunner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Johann Conrad Brunner Dec. at 74 (1653-1727) Johann Conrad Brunner was a Swiss anatomist, especially cited for his work on the pancreas and duodenum.

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Johann Conrad Peyer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Johann Conrad Peyer Dec. at 59 (1653-1712) Johann Conrad Peyer was a Swiss anatomist who was a native of Schaffhausen.

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Johann Jacob Roemer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 56 (1763-1819) Johann Jacob Roemer was a physician and professor of botany in Zurich, Switzerland. He was also an entomologist. With Austrian botanist Joseph August Schultes, he published the 16th edition of ...more

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Johann Jakob Wepfer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Johann Jakob Wepfer Dec. at 75 (1620-1695) Johann Jakob Wepfer was a Swiss pathologist and pharmacologist who was a native of Schaffhausen. He studied medicine in Strasbourg, Basel and Padua, and in 1647 returned to Schaffhausen to ...more

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Johann Konrad Ammann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Johann Konrad Ammann Dec. at 55 (1669-1724) Johann Konrad Amman was a Swiss physician and instructor of non-verbal deaf persons. Johann Konrad Amman was born at Schaffhausen, Switzerland. After graduating at Basel in 1687 he began to ...more

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Johannes Jacob Wecker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 58 (1528-1586) Johannes Jacob Wecker was a Swiss physician and philosopher. He was a distant ancestor of the 19th century French ophthalmologist Louis de Wecker. He worked as a doctor from 1566 and wrote a ...more

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Leonardo Conti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 45 (1900-1945) Leonardo Conti, MD was the Reich Health Leader in Nazi Germany. He is attributed with the killing of a large number of Germans who were of "unsound mind."

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Louis Jurine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Louis Jurine Dec. at 68 (1751-1819) Louis Jurine was a Swiss physician, surgeon and naturalist mainly interested in entomology. He lived in Geneva.

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Lucius Rüedi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Lucius Rüedi Lucius Rüedi was a Swiss pulmonologist and pioneer of climatotherapy.

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Marcel Junod is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 57 (1904-1961) Marcel Junod was a Swiss doctor and one of the most accomplished field delegates in the history of the International Committee of the Red Cross. After medical school and a short position as a ...more

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Maximilian Bircher-Benner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Maximilian Bircher-Benner Dec. at 72 (1867-1939) Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner, M.D. was a Swiss physician and a pioneer nutritionist who created muesli.

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Anthony of Sourozh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 89 (1914-2003) Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh was best known as a writer and broadcaster on prayer and the Christian life. He was a monk and Metropolitan bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was founder ...more

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Michel Fernex is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Michel Fernex Michel Fernex is a Swiss medical doctor, from the Medical Faculty University of Basel. He is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of ...more

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Otto Haab is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Otto Haab Dec. at 81 (1850-1931) Otto Haab was a Swiss ophthalmologist who was a native of Wülflingen, which today is a district in the city of Winterthur. In 1875 he obtained his doctorate from the University of Zurich, ...more

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Patrick Aebischer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
age 63 Patrick Aebischer has been the president of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne since 17 March 2000. He is also a professor in neurosciences and head of the ...more

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Paul Tournier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Paul Tournier Dec. at 88 (1898-1986) Paul Tournier was a Swiss physician and author who had acquired a worldwide audience for his work in pastoral counseling. His ideas had a significant impact on the spiritual and psychosocial ...more

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Rudolf Ulrich Krönlein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 63 (1847-1910) Rudolf Ulrich Krönlein was a Swiss surgeon who was a native of Stein am Rhein.

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Samuel Widmer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Samuel Widmer age 69 Samuel Widmer is a controversial Swiss physician, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author, who uses psycholytic substances in therapy and has very liberal opinions on polygamy and free forms of ...more

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Samuel-Auguste Tissot is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Samuel-Auguste Tissot Dec. at 69 (1728-1797) Samuel Auguste André David Tissot was a notable 18th century Swiss physician. A well reputed Calvinist Protestant neurologist, physician, professor and Vatican adviser who practiced in ...more

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Sigismond Jaccoud is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Sigismond Jaccoud Dec. at 83 (1830-1913) Sigismond Jaccoud was a Swiss physician. Sigismond Jaccoud was born in 1830 in Geneva, where he went to school and was educated in music and the science of literature. In 1849 he went to Paris ...more

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Théodore Tronchin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Théodore Tronchin Dec. at 72 (1709-1781) Théodore Tronchin was a Swiss physician.

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Türkan Saylan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 74 (1935-2009) Türkan Saylan was a Turkish medical doctor in dermatology, academic, writer, teacher and social activist. She was famous for fighting leprosy, and for founding a charitable foundation ...more