16 episodes

We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.

Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.

But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?

From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

Dr. Death Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 1.8K Ratings

We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.

Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.

But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?

From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Bricers89 ,

Dr Death

My first ever Podcast and what a corker! Loved it from start to finish. Had me on the edge of my seat and evoked many emotions in me ( I must of pulled some strange faces whilst listening!) Also a great insight to the American health care system as a British person.

Mild_Mannered ,

Fantastic reporting

It’s my first podcast documentary that I’ve listened to and I think was fantastic! Laura does excellent work on uncovering who this Doctor is and how the USA’s healthcare system needs to be rehauled.

Somniumviatordiem ,

Woooow

Shouldnt this highlight all the issues in the American healthcare system? I would not want to live in America if i wanted to survive well, anything tbh

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