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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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    • 4.9, 70.2K 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

4.9 out of 5
70.2K Ratings

70.2K Ratings

TwoDoorParamoreClub ,

incredibly well done

this story is a horrific one, but I believe this podcast was handled in a way that showed the utmost respect for the victims.

Nurse anonymous ,

Wow

This is my first podcast and I couldn't stop listening! Wow is all I have to say. As a nurse myself I am just shocked. So sorry for everyone who has been affected by this monster. I understand people's fears of reporting someone, as I reported a co worker and my employer replied that they could be sued for taking action against a fellow employee if the situation turned out to be nothing. I've been discouraged from ever bringing forward issues but this story has opened my eyes.

This story would make a great movie.

baghoarder ,

Omg!!

This is disgusting! As a healthcare employee, I am disgusted by this man. So sad it took so long for the medical board to look into this. Great podcast!

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