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List of famous neurologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top neurologists in the world? This includes the most prominent neurologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. While some are celebrities who majored in neuroscience, other neurologists ended up on our list of the worst doctors. This list of notable neurologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic neurologists 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 neurologists. 

Oliver Sacks, Eric Kandel, and Christof Koch are only the beginning of the best people in neurology on this list. Including female neurologists and the top neurosurgeons, this list has them all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known neurologists to the lesser known neurologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the neurologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous neurologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous neurologists?" then you're in the right place.

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Oliver Sacks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 85 Oliver Sacks is a film story contributor.

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Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Died at 83 (1856-1939) Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research ...more

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 73 Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant ...more

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Ernest Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 79 (1879-1958) Alfred Ernest Jones, FRCP, MRCS was a British neurologist and psychoanalyst, and Sigmund Freud's official biographer. Jones was the first English-speaking practitioner of psychoanalysis and ...more

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Alastair Buchan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 63 Professor Alastair Buchan is a neurologist and researcher in stroke medicine. His main research interest has always been how to make neuroprotection a reality in the clinic. Since October 2008 ...more

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António Egas Moniz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955) António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz, known as Egas Moniz, was a Portuguese neurologist and the developer of cerebral angiography. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern ...more

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Steven Novella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 54 Steven Paul Novella is an American clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine. Novella is best known for his involvement in the skeptical movement.

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Susan Hockfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 67 Susan Hockfield has served as the sixteenth president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since December 2004. A strong advocate of the vital role that science, technology, and the ...more

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William Benjamin Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 72 (1813-1885) William Benjamin Carpenter CB FRS was an English physician, invertebrate zoologist and physiologist. He was instrumental in the early stages of the unified University of London.

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Louann Brizendine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 67 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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Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 43 Mayim Hoya Bialik is an American actress and neuroscientist. From early January 1991 to May 1995, she played the title character of NBC's Blossom. Since May 2010, she has played Dr. Amy Farrah ...more

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Christof Koch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 62 Christof Koch is an American neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural bases of consciousness. He is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. ...more

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Alois Alzheimer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 51 (1864-1915) Dr. Aloysius "Alois" Alzheimer was a Bavarian-born German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin. Alzheimer is credited with identifying the first ...more

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Paul Broca is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 56 (1824-1880) Pierre Paul Broca was a French physician, surgeon, anatomist, and anthropologist. He was born in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde. He is best known for his research on Broca's area, a region of the ...more

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Herbert Jasper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 93 (1906-1999) Herbert Henri Jasper, OC GOQ FRSC was a Canadian psychologist, physiologist, anatomist, chemist and neurologist. Born in La Grande, Oregon, he attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon and ...more

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Dr. Kiki Sanford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 44 Kirsten "Kiki" Sanford is an American science communicator. After working at the University of California, Davis as a research scientist in neurophysiology, she left research work to ...more

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Alfonso Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 76 Alfonso Vallejo is a Spanish playwright, poet, painter and neurologist. He has published 34 plays and 25 poetry books. Vallejo was awarded the Lope de Vega prize in 1976 for his play "El ...more

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Franz Joseph Gall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 70 (1758-1828) Franz Josef Gall was a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Claimed as the founder of phrenology, Gall was an early and ...more

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Louis R. Caplan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 82 Louis R. Caplan is an American physician who is a senior member of the Division of Cerebrovascular Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He is a Professor of Neurology at ...more

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Erwin Straus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 84 (1891-1975) Erwin Straus was a German-American phenomenologist and neurologist who helped to pioneer anthropological medicine and psychiatry, a holistic approach to medicine that is critical of mechanistic ...more

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Richard W. Aldrich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Richard Warren Aldrich is an American neuroscientist who is currently the Karl Folkers Chair of Interdisciplinary Medical Research and Professor of Neurobiology in the School of Biological ...more

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Ayad Allawi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 74 Ayad Allawi is an Iraqi politician who was the interim Prime Minister of Iraq from 2004 to 2005. He has been Vice President of Iraq since 2014. A prominent Iraqi political activist who lived in ...more

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Korbinian Brodmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Dec. at 50 (1868-1918) Korbinian Brodmann was a German neurologist who became famous for his definition of the cerebral cortex into 52 distinct regions from their cytoarchitectonic characteristics, known as Brodmann

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Morris Bender is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
Morris Bender Dec. at 78 (1905-1983) Morris Bender was an American neuroscientist and professor of neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He joined the faculty of Mount Sinai in 1933 and became chairman of the neurology ...more

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Eric Kandel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
age 89 Eric Richard Kandel is an American neuropsychiatrist. He was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in ...more