Famous Healthcare Professionals You Should Know
Medicine and healthcare are two of the world’s most important fields of study and despite being incredibly dense and competitive industries, there are several healthcare professionals whose contributions to the field have led the world towards a brighter future.
This article profiles some of the most famous healthcare practitioners; from western medicine doctors to alternative medicine practitioners such as chiropractors. Keep reading to learn all about today’s famous healthcare professionals’ medical figures!
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Dr. Shi Xue Min (TCM)
One of the world’s most famous doctors practicing traditional Chinese medicine is Dr. Shi Xue Min. Also known as the ‘Father of Acupuncture’, Dr. Min founded the world’s largest acupuncture and teaching hospital in Tianjin, China, and has over 50 years of experience under his belt as an acupuncturist.
Having inspired the rising popularity of alternative medicine practices today, Dr. Shi is best known for his Xing Nao Kai Qiao acupuncture technique, which is designed to help with stroke rehabilitation. In his journey to share the practice of acupuncture around the world, Dr. Min has authored over 100 books, 12 major works, and 30 theses.
Dr. Joseph Cipriano DC
Based in Greenville, South Carolina, USA, Dr. Joseph Cipriano is a famous chiropractor on YouTube with over 1.6 million subscribers and almost 100K per video. Despite having only started posting his chiropractic care tips (two years ago in 2018), Dr. Cipriano has quickly become one of the world’s most famous chiropractors who has also succeeded in spreading awareness for spinal health through physiotherapy and chiropractic care.
Dr. Barry Marshall
Dr. Barry Marshall is a leading Australian physician most known for his research in stomach ulcers and how bacteria play a major role in their formation (over previous claims that stomach ulcers were primarily caused by stress and spicy foods). Since making his groundbreaking discovery, the world’s research on stomach infections and cancer has changed dramatically.
Since beginning his career as a physician and healthcare professional, Dr. Marshall has won several awards in recognition of his achievements in the medical field. Some of his most significant awards include the:
- 1995 Lasker Award
- 1998 Buchanan Medal
- 1999 Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS)
- 2001 Prince Mahidol Award
- 2002 Keio Medical Science Prize
- 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology
Dr. Henry Jay Heimlich
Most people have heard of the name Dr. Heimlich, but not all know exactly how life-saving his medical contributions have been to the world. Dr. Heimlich is most known for his invention of the Heimlich maneuver – which is an abdominal thrusting technique to stop choking. He also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for patients traveling in ambulances as well as the Heimlich Chest Drain valve which drains both blood and air out of our human chest cavities.
Due to his significant contributions to the medical world which are still applied to life-saving procedures today, Dr. Heimlich received many awards during his lifetime – including the Lasker Award in 1984 and the Safety and Health Hall of Fame in 1993.
Dr. Mike Varshavski
Although largely unconventional in his approach towards spreading healthcare information, Dr. Mike is known for his social media presence on platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. While practicing as a family medicine doctor, Dr. Mike rose to fame after his Instagram was featured in Buzzfeed and named People magazine’s ‘Sexiest Doctor Alive’ in 2015.
Since becoming an internet celebrity, Dr. Mike has made it his duty to educate his audience on medical practices and the inner workings in hospitals. He documents his life as a family doctor and continues to spread awareness for organizations such as Save a Child’s Heart.
Summing things up…
The different types of contributions the above medical professionals have made to the medical field cannot be denied and for readers who are interested in learning more about the history of medicine, researching such famous figures may be a good start.