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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.

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

Age: 84

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Neurologist, Author, Physician, Writer, Teacher

Major/Field Of Study: Medicine

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Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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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 into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. Upon completing his habilitation in 1895, he was appointed a docent in neuropathology in the same year and became an affiliated professor in 1902. In creating psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1856-1939)

Birthplace: Příbor, Czech Republic

Nationality: Austrian Empire, Austria

Profession: Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Scientist, + more

Major/Field Of Study: Medicine

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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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 and speaker in the business, scientific, and medical communities. Bondar has received many honours including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, over 22 honorary degrees and induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Profession: Neurologist, Educator, Astronaut, Scientist, Author, + more

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Ernest Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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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 became its leading exponent in the English-speaking world. As President of both the British Psycho-Analytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association in the 1920s and 1930s, Jones exercised a formative influence in the establishment of its organisations, institutions and publications. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1879-1958)

Birthplace: Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Neurologist, Psychoanalyst

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