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List of Famous Cardiac Surgeons

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List of famous cardiac surgeons, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cardiac surgeons in the world? This includes the most prominent cardiac surgeons, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable cardiac surgeons is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cardiac surgeons were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cardiac surgeons.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known cardiac surgeons to the lesser known cardiac surgeons of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cardiac surgeon field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cardiac surgeons ever?" and "What are the names of famous cardiac surgeons?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Devi Prasad Shetty (born 8 May 1953) is an Indian cardiac surgeon and entrepreneur. He is chairman and founder of Narayana Health, a chain of 21 medical centers in India. He has performed more than 15,000 heart operations. In 2004 he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2012, the third highest civilian award by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare.... more on Wikipedia
  • Mehmet Cengiz Öz (born June 11, 1960), known professionally as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish American television personality, cardiothoracic surgeon, Columbia University professor, pseudoscience promoter, and author. Oprah Winfrey was the first guest on the Discovery Channel series, Second Opinion with Dr. Oz in 2003. Oz became a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show beginning in 2004, and made more than sixty appearances. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health, was launched by Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television.He is a proponent of alternative medicine, and has been criticized by physicians, government officials,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Michael E. DeBakey
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    Michael Ellis DeBakey (born Michel Dabaghi; September 7, 1908 – July 11, 2008) was a Lebanese-American cardiac surgeon and vascular surgeon, scientist, and medical educator who became the chancellor emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, director of The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, and senior attending surgeon of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, with a career spanning 75 years. Born to Lebanese Christian immigrants, DeBakey was inspired towards a career in medicine by the physicians he met at his father's drug store and he simultaneously learned sewing skills from his mother. He subsequently attended Tulane University for his premedical course and Tulane... more on Wikipedia
  • Naresh Trehan

    Naresh Trehan is an Indian cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon. After graduating from King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, he went on to practice at New York University Medical Center Manhattan USA from 1971 to 1988. He returned to India and started Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre. He serves as the chairman and managing director and chief cardiac surgeon of MedantaTM-The Medicity. He has served as personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991, has received numerous awards, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award and Dr. B. C. Roy Award.... more on Wikipedia