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Top Physician specialties by Gender - August 2019

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Here are the top Physician specialties by Gender, as of August 2019. Currently, there are 930,340 male physicians and 484,383 female physicians. The numbers are far from equal but top two specialties are the same for both genders.

Top Physician Specialties by gender August 2019 Infographic

This table lists the top 10 physician specialties by gender.

Rank # Specialty (Male) Count Specialty (Female) Count
1 Internal Medicine Physician 119,343 Internal Medicine Physician 73,013
2 Family Medicine Physician 94,297 Family Medicine Physician 65,981
3 Emergency Medicine Physician 50,586 Pediatrician 56,068
4 Anesthesiologist 45,591 Obstetrician & Gynecologist 28,616
5 Radiologist (Diagnostic Radiology) 40,020 Psychiatrist 24,489
6 Psychiatrist 36,172 Emergency Medicine Physician 19,981
7 General Surgeon 34,230 Anesthesiologist 16,937
8 Pediatrician 33,589 Radiologist (Diagnostic Radiology) 11,889
9 Cardiologist 29,548 General Surgeon 9,926
10 Orthopaedic Surgeon 29,508 Hospitalist 9,675