List of Famous Pediatricians

List of famous pediatricians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top pediatricians in the world? This includes the most prominent pediatricians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable pediatricians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic pediatricians 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 pediatricians.

This list of famous people of pediatrics includes Jim Sears, Karl Oskar Medin, more.

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

  • Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-selling volumes in history. The book's premise to mothers is that "you know more than you think you do."Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics. His ideas about childcare influenced several generations of parents to be more flexible and affectionate with their children, and to treat them as individuals. However, his theories were also widely criticized by colleagues for relying too heavily on anecdotal evidence rather than serious academic research.Spock was an activist in the ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 94 (1903-1998)
    • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut
  • Thomas Berry Brazelton (May 10, 1918 – March 13, 2018) was an American pediatrician, author, and the developer of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). Brazelton hosted the cable television program What Every Baby Knows, and wrote a syndicated newspaper column. He wrote more than two hundred scholarly papers and twenty-four books.
    • Age: 104
    • Birthplace: Waco, Texas, USA
  • Janusz Korczak
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    Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit (22 July 1878 or 1879 – 7 August 1942), was a Polish-Jewish educator, children's author, and pedagogue known as Pan Doktor ("Mr. Doctor") or Stary Doktor ("Old Doctor"). After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused sanctuary repeatedly and stayed with his orphans when the entire population of the institution was sent by the Nazis from the Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp, during the Grossaktion Warsaw of 1942.
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1878-1942)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
  • Jim Sears
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    Jim Sears

    Dr. James Sears is a board-certified pediatrician and Emmy® -nominated co-host of the award-winning talk show The Doctors.
    • Age: 56
  • Karl Oskar Medin
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    Karl Oskar Medin (14 August 1847 – 24 December 1927) was a Swedish pediatrician. He was born at Axberg, Örebro and died in Stockholm. He is most famous for his study of poliomyelitis, a condition sometimes known as the Heine-Medin disease, named after Medin and another physician, Jakob Heine. Medin was the first to describe the epidemic character of infantile paralysis.Medin studied in Uppsala and Stockholm, and received his medical doctorate in 1880 from the Uppsala University. He was appointed extraordinary professor at the Karolinska Institute in 1883 and went on to become professor of paediatrics the following year. He became professor emeritus in 1914. In addition to his research of ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1847-1927)
    • Birthplace: Axberg, Örebro, Sweden
  • Mohammad Gharib (5 July 1909 – 20 January 1975) was an Iranian physician, clinician, distinguished university professor and a pioneer of pediatrics in Iran. Gharib is known as the Father of Pediatrics in Iran. He was a graduate of Paris University Medical School.
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1909-1975)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran