Who Is World’s Youngest Doctor Of All Time?

Becoming a doctor takes several years of laborious studies. Even after the degree, it takes several more years to gain the desired experience. In the world of medicine, experience can help make the correct diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan.

While most doctors you may have met are likely to be in their 30s and beyond, there have been people who had completed their medical studies at a relatively younger age. There have always been exceptions in every field and the same applies to healthcare segment. Here’s a look at some of the youngest doctors of all time.

Sho Yano – At age 21, Sho Yano competed her medical graduation from the University of Chicago. She was a child prodigy, having scored 1500 out of 1600 in SAT when she was just 8 years old. She was aptly named ‘real-life Doogie Howser’. She later took residency in pediatric neurology.

Ola Hadaya – A child prodigy who completed high school at age 11, Ola Hadaya joined Wayne State University School of Medicine when she was 17 years old. She completed her doctorate when she was 21 years of age. Hadaya became interested in medicine at a young age, as her father was a physician. She later completed her residency program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Iqbal Al Assaad – Ranked among the most influential Arabic women, Iqbal Al Assaad completed her medical studies when she was just 20 years of age. She had studied at Cornell University – Qatar Branch. She specializes in pediatric cardiology. Assaad had shown signs of intelligence even at a young age, when she excelled at algebra. In her personal life, Assaad had to face challenges as a refugee from Lebanon. She aspires to provide free medical care to Palestinians living in refugee camps.

Serennah Harding – Owing to their superior intelligence, Serennah Harding and her family are referred to as the ‘Brainy Bunch’. Serennah started attending college at the age of 12 and completed her undergraduate in biology at the age of 17. She later completed her graduation from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee. At that time, she was just 18 years of age. Post her graduation, she joined the US Navy as a lieutenant. Later, she began practicing internal medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Balamurali Ambati – Mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records, Balamurali Ambati is the youngest doctor of all time. He became a doctor when he was just 17 years of age. He had achieved this feat in 1995. He had finished high school when he was just 11 years of age. Ambati had completed his medical graduation from Mount Sinai School, located in NYC. It is one of the prestigious private graduate medical schools and has a tough entrance exam for selection. It is also rated as one of the best in United States for medical research.

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