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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

    • Science & Medicine
    • 4.9, 65.8K 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

4.9 out of 5
65.8K Ratings

65.8K Ratings

jbieniek ,

Completely Riveting

I was instantly drawn in to this incredible story! One of my favorites!

FlyNE1 ,

A must listen

Could not stop listening. Very entertaining. Highly recommend

Elizabeth Jane ,

Great story but narrator is lacking

Fascinating important story that will leave you horrified and enthralled. I have to take exception to the narrator though. She doesn’t touch upon the cover up part - the most egregious part and ask why the victims couldn’t sue them or why individuals at the hospitals were not investigated. cover up is worse than the crime as it usually is and she doesn’t do it Justice.

Also her delivery is annoying choppy, almost as if she is trying too hard to sound as if she is t reading a script.

She has not take on anything or intelligent insight which is a big part of other good podcasts

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