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The 10 Most Powerful Medical Doctors in the World

Dr. William A. Abdu, M.D., M.S.

The world has witnessed great medical revolutions led by talented men and women. Medical doctors are arguably among the most valuable professionals at the top of the chart. Whereas other famous professions would aim at making life more enjoyable, medical doctors are fully responsible for the most sacred element of man's existence-life. Join me as we examine the ten most influential doctors in the world. We shall look at their early lives, educational background, experience, areas of specialization, most remarkable achievements, and publications.

10. Dr. Mona. M. Abaza, M.D. - Otolaryngologist

The Castle Connolly introduces Dr. Abaza as one of the world's leading experts on Otolaryngology, Esophagoscopy, Nasal airway surgery, Tracheostomy, and Adenoidectomy. She is an alumna of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, class of 1991. She is famous for her exceptional skills in treating ear, head, neck, nose, and throat problems. Dr. Abaza is also interested in the treatment of voice and voice-related disorders. Her affiliation with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital is just an example of how determined she is in teaching and treatment in her field.

9. Dr. Sudhansu Bhattacharyya, MBBS, MS, M.C.H. - Cardiologist

India stands out in producing cardiac surgeons. Dr. Sudhansu is a renowned cardiologist who works as a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital. He got trained by Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Dudley Johnson, who shaped his early career. He joined his teaching profession before he started to major in cardio treatment. After his tertiary education, he worked with several hospitals in Mumbai. Dr. Sudhansu is also an inventor and investor.

Some of his patented instruments are Atrial Retractor and Mammary Artery Retractor. The former is used as a Mitral Valve substitute, and the latter captivates Bilateral Internal Mammary Arteries. He has the Rashtriya, Rotary Excellence, and Lifetime Achievement awards in his galore awards. He has been instrumental in ensuring that National and International conferences on Cardiac issues are a success.

8. Dr. Mark. F. Aaron, M.D. - Cardiologist

According to the U.S. Health News, Dr. Aaron is one of the finest Cardiologists we have in the world. In 1992, he graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine. He interned and afterward got a license to practice in Tennessee. Dr. Aaron now operates at the Heart Group and Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, where he offers care to different patients.

Dr. Aaron is your solution if you want the most fantastic skill in handling heart failure and transplant operations. His outstanding skills also come with a cost- he is one of the most expensive cardiologists in the world. Dr. Aaron also has on-hand knowledge of Blood Clots, Arrhythmia, High Cholesterol, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Stroke, Atherosclerosis, Internal Medicines, and cardiovascular disease.

7. Dr. Corrie T.M Anderson, M.D. - Anesthesiologist

It would almost be impossible to complete this list without mentioning this alumnus of Harvard University. He proceeded to Brigham and Women's Hospital after graduating from the institution in 1982 with A.B. honors in Biochemistry and Doctor of Medicines. Dr. Corrie tops the chart of the best anesthesiologists in the world. He hails from Seattle, Washington, where he works at the Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Corrie is known for his unique specialization in Acute pain, Chronic Pain, and their treatment. His performance made him awarded the World's Best Doctor Title in 2001.

He is the founding father of the pediatric pain management conference and the global ultrasound-guided anesthesiology conference. His main hobbies are participating in photography and medical computer information technology research. He has continued to treat his patients by clutching them on a humid blanket known as the 'Corrie Cover." He has 40 years of experience. The doctor has dedicated himself to establishing how to treat pain in children with ease, publishing scholarly work, giving international talks, calling for more research in pain-related studies, and serving as an advisor to various medical institutions. He is a professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

6. Dr. Arthur Reese Albright, M.D. - Psychiatrist

This list cannot be complete without Dr. Alright, a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School graduate, 1973. She is one of the top-ranked psychiatry doctors in the world. With more than 49 years of experience, she has stamped her authority in the medical field. Currently, she works as a specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Special in Elmhurst, NY. She has specialized in neurology, plastic surgery, and psychiatry for adolescents and adults.

From her, you can get the most excellent treatment for Depressive disorders, Personality disorders, sleeping disorders, mood disorders, depressive disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, and depression. She is well established in all these areas. Teaching has been one of her areas of interest, and she teaches Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai. She has allegiance to the New York Medical College and Mount Sinai Services Elmhurst Hospital Center.

5. Dr. Naresh Trehan - Cardiovascular Specialist

The Indian medical field is one of the most vibrant ones in the world. It boasts of having one of the best Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons in the world-Dr. Naresh Trehan. Born in 1946 in Delhi, Dr. Trehan is one of the most influential doctors in India and whose medical options are honored across the continents. He went to the King George's Medical College, Lucknow. After graduating, he proceeded to work with the New York University Medical Center.

In 1988, he returned to India after being away(professionally) for 17 years. Upon landing in India, he immediately founded the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center in New Delhi. His performance attracted the attention of the Indian President, who hired him as his surgeon. Nowadays, he works as the chairperson of Medanta at Gurugram Haryana. Awards have never stopped flowing in for Dr. Trehan. He has been vetted with awards like Padma Bhushan, Dr. B. C. Roy Award, Padma Shri, and the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award. His association with the President has made him one of the most potent individuals in India, not only in the medical field but also in other social spheres of life, such as politics.

4. Dr. Khalid Abbed, M.D. - Neurosurgeon

Among the world's neurosurgeons, Dr. Abbed stands out. His services have been hailed by not only his patients but also other scholars who have had an opportunity to read his work. He is based in Westport, Connecticut, and he has allegiance to the White Plains Hospital, Montefiore Rochelle Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and the William S Backus Hospital. He attended the Chicago-based University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he attained his Medical Degree in 1999. Comparative analysis of different sources rates his experience as from 11-20 years.

Dr. Abbed has gained a lot of respect from his peers in the medical field due to his unique specialty in Lumbar Spine Surgery, Robotic Spinal Surgery, Cervical Spine Surgery, Thoracic Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and Globus ExclusiusGPS. He also serves in various leadership positions, including being the Chairperson of Neurology and a co-chairperson of Spine the spine offerings at St. Vincent's Medical Center and Herford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute.

He serves as a co-physician-leader in neurology and spine matters. The Neurologist and medical boards fully accredit him. Dr. Abbed serves as the Director of the famous Spine Center in Westport. Over the years, he has encouraged, taught, and got involved in research and publications on different scientific studies which seek to improve translational speech.

3. Dr. Fouad. M. Abbas, M.D. - Gynecologist

Dr. Fouad is one of the world's finest gynecologists/Oncologists. He is located in Baltimore, Maryland. In his bucket of more than 30 years of experience, he has extreme expertise in female reproductive health care. He has been vetted for providing outstanding solutions for women's pregnancy, tract, and childbirth. He graduated in 1986 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After graduating, he joined The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he interned, fellowshipped, and stayed.

Unlike established doctors who provide consultancy services only, he still manages to create time to provide hands-on treatment for his patients. Currently, he is Director of The Gynecologic Oncology Division at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He also consults for Medstar Harbor Hospital Maryland, MD. His outstanding performance has been awarded the Compassionate Doctor and the Patents Awards. Next time you know someone who has Pregnancy, C-Section, Infertility, Menstrual Pain, Birth Control, Reproductive system health system Cancer, and menopause issues, you can refer him to try to get into Dr. Fouad's competitive schedule.

2. Dr. Myles. B. Abbott, M.D.- Pediatrics

His friends refer to him as the smiling Myles. He graduated from the University of Miami, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine. He has a commanding experience of more than 50 years, 28 of them being in pediatrics. Some scholars refer to him as the best pediatrician in the world who specializes in treating children in various growth and development stages. In addition to narrowing into children's treatment, he also offers treatment in the fields of Internal medicine, Adolescent medicine, pediatric diabetes, and expert opinion on immunization and vaccinations.

He is currently based in Berkeley and Orinda (both in California), where he works with the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and UCSF Health, UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Myles has served in several leadership positions and has utilized his position to call for research in pediatrics. The University of California awarded him the Kaiser Award for Excellence and Charlotte Bear Award to recognize his efforts. In addition, he has won awards with the A.A.P. Fellow, Super Doc, and Checkbook Top Doc, besides ranking top in the Oakland Magazine in 2006.

1. Dr. William A. Abdu, M.D., M.S. - World's Best Spinal Treatment Expert

Here comes the world's creme de la creme in the medical field. With the highest ratings from his clients, Dr. Abdu got his license in 1985. According to Share Care, he currently practices in Lebanon. He boasts of more than 35 years. Dr. Abdu's talents are well known in Orthopedics, where he has specialized in Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal cord injuries, Radiculopathy, and Hip Osteoarthritis, among others. You can now find him at the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical center, where he works as the institution's Director and an associate professor.

The graduate of Tufts University is famous for his polite yet commanding behavior. His opinion on spinal treatment is highly respected, and he has expressed himself through several publications. He has worked alone or in collaboration with other doctors in his journals and books. His research has focused on finding new treatment methods for different spinal problems. In 2016, he was awarded the People's Choice due to his high acknowledgments from his clients.

Lessons Which Medical Students Can Learn from the most Powerful Medical Doctors

After carefully analyzing all these medical doctors, you will notice that there are some good traits that medical students can learn as far as going up the ladder is concerned.


All these doctors have chosen to focus their energy on a specific study area. They are confined to a particular study area even if they offer several services.

Continuous engagement with learning institutions

Although they graduated many years ago; they have made sure they owe allegiance to certain learning institutions. By continuously meeting new students, you stand an opportunity to expound on your existing knowledge and gain new ones as well,

Patience is the way to gain experience

You will have to wait to be among the top medics. Even those who have made the most remarkable innovations do not make the majority on this list. To outshine others, you must hold to the card of patience dearly.

In the medical field, knowledge, other than money, is the key to being respected

Few of the most respected medics rank among the richest, nor do they own the most renowned hospitals. Try to seek funding for your research from willing and supportive institutions.

Quality customer satisfaction will earn you a name in the medical field

Clients will sell your name to the world. Regardless of how experienced you are, you will likely receive no acknowledgment if you do not have the best customer service.

In Conclusion

The debate among the most powerful medical doctors worldwide is always continuous. Now you are aware of the most influential medical doctors in the world. This list provides guidance and a real-time provocation to medical students and patients. However, a unique trait comes from this list- the majority have studied in the U.S., citizens of the U.S., or India. More study needs to be conducted to establish the factors which might have contributed to this scenario.

Dana Hanson

Written by Dana Hanson

Dana has extensive professional writing experience including technical and report writing, informational articles, persuasive articles, contrast and comparison, grant applications, and advertisement. She also enjoys creative writing, content writing on nearly any topic (particularly business and lifestyle), because as a lifelong learner, she loves to do research and possess a high skill level in this area. Her academic degrees include AA social Sci/BA English/MEd Adult Ed & Community & Human Resource Development and ABD in PhD studies in Indust & Org Psychology.

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