18 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.

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    • 4.9 • 84.1K 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.

    Wondery Presents: Spy Affair

    Wondery Presents: Spy Affair

    A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.

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    • 5 min
    Introducing: MANslaughter

    Introducing: MANslaughter

    Listen now: wondery.fm/MS_DrDeath2

    MANslaughter tells intertwining stories about how one gunshot on a cold Wisconsin night in 1970 dramatically changed multiple lives. A bullet brutally tore through decorated law enforcement veteran LaVerne Stordock. Decades later, his niece, Dorothy Marcic, transformed herself into an amateur detective in a quest for truth and closure about that night. At the center of Dorothy’s investigation is Suzanne Brandon, LaVerne’s second wife, who confessed to the shooting -- and who Dorothy believes completely escaped justice. As it follows Dorothy’s discoveries, MANslaughter explores questions around the psychology of crime, the ways women are made responsible in families, and the lasting impact of trauma.

    A final encounter between Suzanne and Dorothy reveals a complex connection that even that gunshot cannot shatter. MANslaughter is based on the book, With One Shot by Dorothy Marcic.

    • 6 min
    Dr. Fata: Reporting Dr. Death

    Dr. Fata: Reporting Dr. Death

    In this season of Dr. Death, we heard from people who went to Farid Fata for cancer treatment - but instead found pain and death. Laura speaks with Mike Hixenbaugh, a national investigative reporter for NBC News and host of the Wondery series Do No Harm about reporting Dr. Death and what happens when institutions we trust turn against us.

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    • 33 min
    Dr. Fata: How To Spot a Dr. Death

    Dr. Fata: How To Spot a Dr. Death

    Imagine you're working at a hospital and you notice something isn't right: what do you do? Season One and Two of Dr Death featured medical professionals who crossed the line. Laura Beil speaks with Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of “When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error.”

    • 44 min
    Dr Fata: Seeing Yellow

    Dr Fata: Seeing Yellow

    The FBI arrests Farid Fata and shuts down his practice. At trial, he pleads guilty and is sentenced to many years in prison. In the end, the victims of Fata have to figure out - was justice done?




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    • 43 min
    Dr. Fata: Living with this Hell

    Dr. Fata: Living with this Hell

    George continues investigating Dr. Fata’s practice. When he has enough evidence he contacts the Department of Justice and the FBI steps in. The FBI races against time to stop Dr. Fata from harming another patient.




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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84.1K Ratings

84.1K Ratings

USA Mknitter ,

Season 1 Christopher Duntsch

This was fascinating, including the "disappearing billboard"! I was unable to put it down. I am amazed that it took so much "legal wrangling" in Texas to finally put a stop to Dr. Duntsch and his deathly surgeries. Is this the same in all States? If so, how is one to put a stop to it? I am amazed that Dr. Duntsch seemed to have no regrets about the result of his surgical actions to his good friend, Jerry. It is amazing that Jerry can show mercy to Dr. Duntsch, but is truly only through God's grace that Jerry is able to do so. It is so sad to hear about the resulting misery incurred on so many other patients of Dr. Duntsch.

Tally1276 ,

Love !

Best podcast, it’s hard to find another podcast as good as this one !

Lisa123075 ,

Confusing

What is with episode 3 mixing Brittney Spears story in?!!!

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