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List of Famous Neurologists

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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

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Oliver Wolf Sacks, (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist,... more on Wikipedia

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    Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Sigmund Freud

    Dec. at 83 (1856-1939)

    BirthplacePříbor, Czech Republic

    Sigmund Freud ( FROYD; German: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt]; born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 –... more on Wikipedia

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    Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Roberta Bondar

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceSault Ste. Marie, Canada

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    Ernest Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Ernest Jones

    Dec. at 79 (1879-1958)

    BirthplaceGlamorgan, United Kingdom

    Alfred Ernest Jones (1 January 1879 – 11 February 1958) was a Welsh neurologist and... more on Wikipedia
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    Alastair Buchan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
    Professor Alastair Buchan (born 16 October 1955) is a neurologist and researcher in stroke... more on Wikipedia
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    António Egas Moniz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    António Egas Moniz

    Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)

    BirthplaceAvanca

    António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz (29 November 1874 – 13 December 1955), known as... more on Wikipedia
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    Steven Novella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
    Steven Paul Novella (born July 29, 1964) is an American clinical neurologist and assistant... more on Wikipedia
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    Susan Hockfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Susan Hockfield (born March 24, 1951) is an American neuroscientist who from December 2004... more on Wikipedia
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    William Benjamin Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    William Benjamin Carpenter

    Dec. at 72 (1813-1885)

    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

    William Benjamin Carpenter CB FRS (29 October 1813 – 19 November 1885) was an English... more on Wikipedia
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    Louann Brizendine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
    Louann Brizendine, M.D., (born December 30, 1952) is an American scientist, a... more on Wikipedia
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    Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

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    Christof Koch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    Christof Koch (; born November 13, 1956) is a German-American neuroscientist best known for... more on Wikipedia
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    Alois Alzheimer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Alois Alzheimer

    Dec. at 51 (1864-1915)

    BirthplaceMarktbreit, Germany

    Aloysius Alzheimer (also known as Alois Alzheimer; ; German: [ˈaːlɔɪs ˈaltshaɪmɐ]; June 14,... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Broca is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Paul Broca

    Dec. at 56 (1824-1880)

    BirthplaceSainte-Foy-la-Grande, France

    Pierre Paul Broca (; 28 June 1824 – 9 July 1880) was a French physician, anatomist and... more on Wikipedia
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    Herbert Jasper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Herbert Jasper

    Dec. at 93 (1906-1999)

    BirthplaceLa Grande, Oregon

    Herbert Henri Jasper, (July 27, 1906 – March 11, 1999) was a Canadian psychologist,... more on Wikipedia
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    Dr. Kiki Sanford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    BirthplaceSanta Rosa, California

    Kirsten "Kiki" Sanford is an American science communicator. After working at the University of... more on Wikipedia
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    Alfonso Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    BirthplaceSantander, Spain

    Alfonso Vallejo (born 1943, Santander) is a Spanish playwright, poet, painter and neurologist.... more on Wikipedia
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    Franz Joseph Gall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Franz Joseph Gall

    Dec. at 70 (1758-1828)

    BirthplaceBaden

    Franz Josef Gall (German: [gal]; 9 March 1758 – 22 August 1828) was a german neuroanatomist,... more on Wikipedia
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    Louis R. Caplan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Louis R. Caplan (born December 31, 1936) is an American physician who is a senior member of... more on Wikipedia
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    Erwin Straus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Erwin Straus

    Dec. at 84 (1891-1975)

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Erwin Straus (11 November 1891, Frankfurt am Main – 20 May 1975, Lexington, Kentucky) was a... more on Wikipedia
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Ayad Allawi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    BirthplaceBaghdad, Iraq

    Ayad Allawi (Arabic: إياد علاوي‎. Iyād ʿAllāwī; born May 31, 1944) is an Iraqi politician. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Korbinian Brodmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    Korbinian Brodmann

    Dec. at 50 (1868-1918)

    BirthplaceHohenfels, Konstanz, Germany

    Korbinian Brodmann (17 November 1868 – 22 August 1918) was a German neurologist who became... more on Wikipedia
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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 (1905 in Uman, Russia – January 23, 1983 in New York, New York) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Eric Kandel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Neurologists

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Eric Richard Kandel (German: [ˈkandəl]; born November 7, 1929) is an Austrian-American medical... more on Wikipedia
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