14 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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    • True Crime
    • 4.9, 73K 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
73K Ratings

73K Ratings

FINALEFAN ,

Pins and needles

each Tuesday, I would wake up early to listen to the newest podcast! I couldn’t wait for the newest one. I’m in shock with how much he got away with! Great podcast and also—never going under the knife ever 😉.

funkster419 ,

Dr death

I will definitely research my next surgeon. Unbelievable story. Great pod cast

Kelleygq ,

Love it, but the episodes after ep 6 are weird

When the Laura becomes the interviewee, it sounds so disconnected and as if they are in 2 different places and feels weird. The original format is best. And it was an amazing story. Not planning to listen after 8.

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