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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, 66.5K 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

4.9 out of 5
66.5K Ratings

66.5K Ratings

Selfiekingalex ,

Amazing

It’s a much listen! Amazing

iheartguacamole ,

Great podcast, hard to listen to

So I loved this podcast, but I must say that some of the accounts of what occurred are simply hard to listen to. I was a nurse for 8 years, and the things this man did. Absolutely unbelievable. But very well produced and well-told.

jmadsp ,

Crazy

Very well investigated. And scary. I’m in the DFW area, and actually knew someone who went to a consult with him but didn’t go through with it! He couldn’t believe what ended up happening. My only question is, why couldn’t they use the email to Kim as proof of “malice” to say its murder?? They mentioned that email like once and then that was it. Seems like it would be good evidence! But anyway, craziest story. this guy is scum. Definitely worth the listen!

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