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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

School of Medicine



Charles T. Pepper (MED 1855)
The original "Dr. Pepper". The creator of Dr Pepper named the drink after Charles T. Pepper, the father of a girl he was in love with.

Health Care & Medicine

S. Ward Casscells (MED '39)
Orthopedic surgeon who revolutionized sports medicine by introducing arthroscopic surgery of the knee joint into the U.S.
Leonard Malis (MED '43)
Neurosurgeon, former Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and pioneer of microneurosurgery.
Vivian W. Pinn MD (MED '67)
Director, Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health
Walter Reed (MED 1869)
Medical pioneer, discovered vaccine for yellow fever


Harrison Fitzgerald Flippin (CLAS '31, MED '33)
World record holder in high hurdles, national pentathlon champion


Wade Hampton Frost (CLAS 1901, MED 1903)
Established the Department of Epidemiology at John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and served as Dean of the School
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