The title "Father of Anatomy" is often attributed to the ancient Greek physician Herophilus.

He was one of the first scientists to systematically dissect human bodies, leading to significant advancements in the understanding of human anatomy.

Born in the Greek town of Chalcedon, Herophilus was a physician who taught at the Hippocrates medical school. 

 Herophilus was the first ever person to perform human dissection and because of his outstanding anatomic discoveries, Herophilus was regarded as the “Father of Anatomy“.

The development of the field of anatomy became stagnant for centuries as it took more than 1800 years before human dissection was allowed again since Herophilus’ time. Refer to the history of anatomy for more details.