Physician Saints


The twin brothers Saint Cosmas and Damian (martyred ca. 287) were physicians and early Catholic martyrs born in Cilicia, part of today’s Turkey. They practiced medicine for free as an act of Christian charity. Their medical ministries led to many conversions to the Catholic Faith.

They were made famous by a miraculous operation in which they transplanted an Ethiopian’s leg onto a white man’s body. This miracle is often celebrated in Catholic art depicting the twin saints.

  • Saint Aemilianus the Martyr
  • Saint Alexander of Vienne
  • Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria
  • Saint Antiochus of Sebaste
  • Saint Antiochus of Sulci
  • Saint Antôn Nguyen Huu Quynh
  • Saint Blaise
  • Saint Caesarius of Nanzianzen
  • Saint Codratus of Corinth
  • Saint Cosmas
  • Saint Cyrus the Physician
  • Saint Damian
  • Saint Diomedes of Tarsus
  • Saint Domninus the Physician
  • Saint Ðaminh Nguyen
  • Saint Francis of Nagasaki
  • Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
  • Saint Giuse Hoàng Luong Canh
  • Saint Iosephus Ma Taishun
  • Saint Joachim Sakakibara
  • Saint John the Physician
  • Saint Joseph Moscati
  • Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • Saint Panteleon
  • Saint Philip Benizi
  • Saint Rene Goupil
  • Saint Richard Pampuri
  • Saint Rocco Gonzalez
  • Saint Sampson of Constantinople
  • Saint Simon Phan Ðac Hòa
  • Saint Talaleo of Egea
  • Saint Ursicinus of Ravenna
  • Saint Valentine of Rome
  • Saint William Firmatus
  • Saint Zenobius of Aegea
  • Saint Zenobius of Antioch
  • Blessed Gabriel of Saint Magdalen
  • Blessed Giles of Santarem
  • Blessed Giovanni Giovenale Ancina
  • Blessed Jacques Désiré Laval
  • Blessed Ladislao Batthyány-Strattmann
  • Blessed Mark of Montegallo
  • Venerable José Gregorio Hernandez-Cisneros
  • Venerable Marcello Candia
  • Venerable Marcello Labor

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