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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

    • True Crime
    • 4.9, 75.5K 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
75.5K Ratings

75.5K Ratings

sculptureJLF ,

Wow!

I can’t pay attention to anything I’m doing while listening to this! Having had a double discectomy and spinal cord damage I feel lucky he wasn’t my surgeon! Great podcast! So we’ll done!

Robin1395 ,

Reminds me of someone

Personality disorders on display remind me of someone we all know.

jonesjes ,

Spine tingling

As a nurse I listened in horror and disgust as not only am I from Texas but from the McKinney/Plano area as well. I am at a loss for words and my heart goes out to the botched patients and families that lost loved ones.

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