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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.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.9, 76.9K 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
76.9K Ratings

76.9K Ratings

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Dr. Death

This is an amazing podcast, I can’t stop researching about Dr. Death, hopefully you keep updating us!

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An RN listener

As a nurse that works in a neuroscience ICU, I LOVED this podcast. I’ve been recommending it to every coworker I talk to, especially the neurosurgeons! It’s a great conversation starter for those of us in healthcare about the downfalls of healthcare and where the system failed these patients. I just can’t believe how insane this story is!

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Fantastic

Wow one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Crazy stuff.

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