List of Famous Surgeons

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

This list below has everything from Goldsworthy Gurney to William Harkness.

From reputable, prominent, and well known surgeons to the lesser known surgeons of today, these are some of the best professionals in the surgeon field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous surgeons ever?" and "What are the names of famous surgeons?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician and physician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011, alongside Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He is the son of former U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas who was a presidential candidate in 1988, 2008 and 2012. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul began practicing ophthalmology in 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and established his own clinic in December 2007. In 2010, Paul entered politics by running for a seat in the United States Senate. A Republican, Paul has described himself as a Constitutional conservative and a supporter of the Tea Party movement. He has advocated for a balanced budget amendment, term limits, and privacy reform. Paul was a candidate for the Republican nomination at the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He suspended his campaign in February 2016, after finishing in fifth place out of 12 Republican candidates at the Iowa caucuses.
  • 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, and publications, including Popular Science and The New Yorker, for giving non-scientific advice and promoting pseudoscience. In 2014 the British Medical Journal examined over 400 medical or health recommendations from 40 episodes of his program and found that only 46% of his claims were supported by reputable research, while 15% of his claims contradicted medical research and the remainder of Oz's advice were either vague banalities or unsupported by research.
  • Charles Richard Drew (June 3, 1904 – April 1, 1950) was an American surgeon and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of lives of the Allied forces. As the most prominent African American in the field, Drew protested against the practice of racial segregation in the donation of blood, as it lacked scientific foundation, and resigned his position with the American Red Cross, which maintained the policy until 1950.
  • Dr. Manuel Enrique Araujo (12 October 1865 – 9 February 1913) was President of El Salvador from 1 March 1911 through 8 February 1913.
  • Debi Thomas

    Debi Thomas

    Debra Janine Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American former figure skater and physician. She is the 1986 World champion, the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist, and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany's Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle of the Carmens.
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong (Chinese: 黃馨祥; pinyin: Huáng Xīnxiáng, Mandarin pronunciation: [xu̯ɑ̌ŋ ɕín ɕi̯ɑ̌ŋ]; born July 29, 1952) is an American surgeon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is chair of NantWorks, LLC, executive director of the Wireless Health Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles, and an adjunct professor of surgery at UCLA. He is chair of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation, and chair and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, National LambdaRail (which ceased to exist in 2014), and the Healthcare Transformation Institute. Soon-Shiong has been a minority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers since 2010. Since 2018, he has been the owner of the Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune. In April 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported him to be one of the highest-paid CEOs for 2015. As of November 2016, Soon-Shiong was estimated by Forbes as having a net worth of US$9 billion, ranking him #47 among US billionaires. As of December 2016, he has 92 US and 138 international patents.