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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Yale School of Medicine and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Yale School of Medicine, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Yale School of Medicine include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Yale School of Medicine alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Yale School of Medicine are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Yale School of Medicine.

Examples include Benjamin Spock and Alfred Carlton Gilbert.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Yale School of Medicine?” and “Which celebrities are Yale School of Medicine alumni?”

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Alfred Carlton Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Alfred Carlton Gilbert Businessperson, Inventor Alfred Carlton Gilbert was an American inventor, athlete, toy-maker and businessman. Born in Salem, Oregon and died in Boston, Massachusetts, Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector

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Harvey Williams Cushing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Harvey Williams Cushing Neurosurgery, Scientist, Physician Harvey Williams Cushing was an American neurosurgeon. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first person to describe Cushing's disease. He is often called the "father of modern

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Walter Camp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Walter Camp Coach Walter Chauncey Camp was an American football player, coach, and sports writer known as the "Father of American Football". He invented the sport's line of scrimmage and the system of ...more

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Howard Koh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Howard Koh Professor, Physician Howard Kyongju Koh is the former United States Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, after being nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed ...more

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Mary Lake Polan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Mary Lake Polan Mary Lake Polan, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., served as the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine and was named the Katharine Dexter McCormick ...more

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Aaron T. Beck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Aaron T. Beck Psychiatrist, Scientist Aaron Temkin Beck is an American psychiatrist and a professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, and ...more

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Peter Parker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Peter Parker Missionary, Physician Peter Parker was an American physician and a missionary who introduced Western medical techniques into Qing Dynasty China. It was said that Parker "opened China to the gospel at the point ...more

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Margaret A. Hamburg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Margaret A. Hamburg Physician Margaret Ann Hamburg is an American physician and medical/public health administrator. She has served as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since May 2009. She has announced ...more

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Jared Potter Kirtland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Jared Potter Kirtland Politician, Physician Jared Potter Kirtland was a naturalist, malacologist, and politician most active in the U.S. state of Ohio, where he served as a probate judge, and in the Ohio House of Representatives. He was ...more

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Benjamin Spock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Benjamin Spock Pediatrician, Physician Benjamin McLane Spock was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the best-sellers of all time. Its message to mothers is that "you know more ...more

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Bruce Reitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Bruce Reitz Surgeon Bruce A. Reitz is a Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Reitz is one of the foremost cardiac surgeons in the world and, during his term as chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic ...more

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Henry Gassett Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Henry Gassett Davis Surgeon Henry Gassett Davis was an orthopedic surgeon. He founded the traction school of orthopedic surgery and created the first splint for traction and protection of the hip joint. Davis is also known ...more

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Sherwin B. Nuland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Sherwin B. Nuland Educator, Professor, Scientist Sherwin Bernard Nuland was an American surgeon and writer who taught bioethics, history of medicine, and medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, and occasionally bioethics and history of ...more

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Alfred G. Gilman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Alfred G. Gilman Alfred Goodman Gilman is an American pharmacologist and biochemist. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Martin Rodbell for their discoveries regarding G-proteins. ...more

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Brian Weiss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Brian Weiss Brian Leslie Weiss is an American psychiatrist. His research includes reincarnation, past life regression, future-life progression, and survival of the human soul after death.

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Alan A. Stone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Alan A. Stone Psychologist Alan Abraham Stone is a professor of law and psychiatry at Harvard University. Stone also maintains an interest in cinema, and serves as the film critic for the Boston Review. He graduated from ...more

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Alexander Rivkin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Alexander Rivkin Scientist Alexander Rivkin is a Yale-trained facial cosmetic surgeon and UCLA faculty member. He's a leading authority on non-surgical cosmetic treatments, and has been featured in shows such as The ...more

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Peter Tishler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Peter Tishler Peter Verveer Tishler M.D. is a researcher in human genetics and orphan diseases, educator, and clinician especially in the areas of genetic diseases, including polycystic kidney disease, ...more

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Louann Brizendine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Louann Brizendine Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Author Louann Brizendine M.D. is an American scientist, a neuropsychiatrist who is both a researcher and a clinician. She is the author of two books: The Female Brain, and The Male Brain. Brizendine's ...more

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Thomas T. Minor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Thomas T. Minor Physician Thomas T. Minor, was a physician, businessman, civic and political leader who founded the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway and served as mayor of Seattle and Port Townsend, Washington.

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Jorge Calles-Escandón is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Jorge Calles-Escandón Researcher, Physician Jorge Calles-Escandon is a Mexican-American physician and researcher who practices at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Calles-Escandon is a prominent endocrinologist, ...more

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Albert Siu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Albert Siu Albert Siu, is an internist and geriatrician and the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman and Professor of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical ...more

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James Chang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
James Chang Professor James Chang is Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) at the PAVAHCS and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University.

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Halsted R. Holman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Halsted R. Holman Professor Halsted R Holman is the Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor of Medicine, Emeritus at Stanford University.

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David Miklos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
David Miklos Professor David Miklos is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at Stanford University.

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Ralph S. Greco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Ralph S. Greco Professor Ralph S. Greco MD is Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.

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Peter R. Egbert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Peter R. Egbert Professor Peter R Egbert is Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus at Stanford University.

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Peter B. Gregory is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Peter B. Gregory Professor is at Stanford University.

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Brian Kobilka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Brian Kobilka Professor Brian Kent Kobilka is an American physiologist and a recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Lefkowitz for his work on G protein-coupled receptors. He is currently a professor ...more

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Dennis S. Charney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Dennis S. Charney Dennis S. Charney is an American biological psychiatrist and researcher, one of the world's leading experts in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. He is the author of ...more

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Lisa Sanders is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Lisa Sanders Author, Physician Lisa Sanders is an American physician, medical author and journalist, and assistant clinical professor of internal medicine and education at Yale School of Medicine. She is an attending ...more

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Debra Haffner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Debra Haffner Reverend Debra W. Haffner is Co-founder and President of Religious Institute, Inc. A sexologist and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, she is the endorsed community minister with the ...more

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Tia Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Tia Powell Tia Powell is an American psychiatrist and bioethicist. She is Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics and a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Psychiatry at Albert ...more

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Jack L. Strominger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Jack L. Strominger Jack Leonard Strominger is Higgins Professor of Biochemistry at Harvard University, specializing in the structure and function of human histocompatibility proteins and their role in disease. He ...more

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Dr. Benjamin Franklin Rush, Jr... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Yale School Of Medicine Alumni
Steve Rush added Dr. Benjamin Franklin Rush, Jr. Dr. Benjamin F. Rush, Jr., (1924 - 2013) He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii until going off to college in California. He served in the Army during the Korean War as a surgeon in a M.A.S.H. unit. He lived in Summit for the last 44 years. Dr. Rush was a member of numerous medical organizations and received many awards for his dedication and research. Our Father was a world traveler, loved photography, golf, and recently coin collecting. Dr. Rush was Chairman of Surgery for 25 years at UMDNJ in Newark and after retiring served as a Distinguished Professor of Surgery.