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Joseph Alliluyev

Iosif Grigor'evich Alliluyev was a Russian cardiologist and a grandson of Joseph Stalin.

Politics, Health

Sali Berisha

Sali Ram Berisha (help·info), is an Albanian cardiologist and politician who served as the second President of Albania from 1992 to 1997 and Prime Minister from 2005 to 2013. He was also the leader of the Democratic Party of Albania twice, from 1991 to 1992 and then again from 1997 to 2013. To date, Berisha is the longest-serving democratically elected leader and the only President of Albania elected to a second term.

Politics, Health

Marek Edelman

Marek Edelman was a Jewish-Polish political and social activist and cardiologist. Edelman was the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and long before his death he was the last one who stayed in Poland despite harassment by Communist authorities.

Science, Health

Eric Topol

Eric Jeffrey Topol is an American cardiologist, geneticist, and digital medicine researcher. Before moving to Scripps in 2006, Topol served as chairman of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic (1991-2005) and founded the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Topol was one of the first researchers to question the cardiovascular safety of rofecoxib (Vioxx), culminating in the drug's ultimate withdrawal from the market. Topol's advocacy on the subject led to what the New York Times described as an "unusually public dispute" with the Cleveland Clinic's leadership over ties between the academic institution and the pharmaceutical industry, ultimately leading to Topol's departure from the Clinic after his administrative position as head of the Clinic's academic program was abolished.

Science, Health

Herman Tarnower

Herman Tarnower was an American cardiologist and co-author of the bestselling diet book The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet (1978). On March 10, 1980, just eight days before his 70th birthday, Tarnower was shot dead by Jean Harris. Harris was convicted of his murder in White Plains, New York in 1981.

Business and economy, Health

Prathap C. Reddy

Prathap Chandra Reddy is an Indian entrepreneur and cardiologist who founded the first corporate chain of hospitals in India, the Apollo Hospitals. India Today ranked him 48th in its 2017 list of India's 50 most powerful people.

Society, Health

Dale G. Renlund

Dale Gunnar Renlund is a cardiologist and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has been a general authority of the church since 2009. Currently, he is the thirteenth most senior apostle in the church.


Helen B. Taussig

Helen Brooke Taussig was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston, who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developing the concept for a procedure that would extend the lives of children born with Tetralogy of Fallot. This concept was applied in practice as a procedure known as the Blalock-Thomas-Taussig shunt. The procedure was developed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, who were Taussig's colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Sania Nishtar

Sania Nishtar ; SI), is a Pakistani cardiologist, author and activist who served in the interim federal cabinet in 2013 overseeing public health, education and science.


Alan Heldman

Alan W. Heldman is an American interventional cardiologist. Heldman graduated from Harvard College, University of Alabama School of Medicine, and completed residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He held positions on the faculty of Johns Hopkins from 1995 to 2007. In 2007 he became Clinical Chief of Cardiology at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

Art, Health

Valentin Fuster

Valentí Fuster Carulla, 1st Marquis of Fuster, is an American-Spanish cardiologist. He specializes in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and thrombosis.

Politics, Health

Alfredo Palacio

Luis Alfredo Palacio González is an Ecuadorian cardiologist and former politician who served as President of Ecuador from April 20, 2005 to January 15, 2007. From January 15, 2003 to April 20, 2005, he served as vice president, after which he was appointed to the presidency when the Ecuadorian Congress removed President Lucio Gutiérrez from power following a week of growing unrest with his government.

Wars and warfare, Health

Frank Pantridge

Professor James Francis "Frank" Pantridge, CBE, MC, MD, was a physician and cardiologist from Northern Ireland who transformed emergency medicine and paramedic services with the invention of the portable defibrillator.

Art, Science, Health

Robert Atkins (physician)

Robert Coleman Atkins was an American physician and cardiologist, best known for the Atkins Diet, a fad diet which requires close control of carbohydrate consumption and emphasizes protein and fat as the primary sources of dietary calories in addition to a controlled number of carbohydrates from vegetables.

Science, Health

Eugene Braunwald

Eugene Braunwald is an American cardiologist.