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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

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    • 4.7, 1.5K 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

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Tammmm25325 ,

Frightening

Amazingly frightful!

Great listen!

southseagirl ,

Luminary - not interested!

I loved Dr Death, it was absolutely terrifying but gripping and had me hooked.

I am writing a review because having subscribed to Dr Death I have had a ‘sample’ of another Wordery podcast arriving in my phone - a podcast which is firmly behind the paywall of Luminary which I can’t afford.

Dr Death was worth five stars but I’m only giving three because of the pressure to make me listen to a Luminary podcast. I fast forwarded through it all.

Just stop it.

Wimbledon wanderer ,

Tragic but fascinating

Excellent podcast, a tragic but fascinating story told with intellect and compassion.

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