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 • 83.8K 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: Against The Odds

    Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

    In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

    • 6 min
    Wondery Presents The Vanished

    Wondery Presents The Vanished

    In The Vanished podcast from Wondery, Host Marissa Jones explores the stories of those who have gone missing, going beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. In one of the latest episodes, you’ll learn about the disappearance of Echo Lloyd. The last time her daughter Kelsey ever spoke to her was the day before Mother’s Day. She promised she’d be by the next day with flowers and a card. But when she got there, Echo and her car were nowhere to be found. Over the next several days, Kelsey kept trying to reach Echo, but her calls kept going straight to voicemail. Her concerns began to grow, and when she later made the trip back over to Echo’s home, Kelsey found the car was in the driveway, but there was no trace of Echo. Since that time, suspicions have focused on one person who lived near Echo’s home and had taken an unhealthy interest in her. Listen to the story of Echo Lloyd on The Vanished at wondery.fm/TheVanishedPod.

    • 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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    • 34 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.”

    • 45 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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    • 44 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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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83.8K Ratings

83.8K Ratings

MinaNUB ,

Wonderful Podcast

Both seasons of Dr. Death had me glued to them. It is unbelievable that people would do this to others. Thank you for bringing this to us.

When the nurse in Season 2 reported Fata and was basically brushed off, I felt her frustration. As a dental hygienist, I have reported two dentists in two different cities in Texas to the State Board of Dental Examiners. In both instances, nothing happened. They found nothing even though I SAW the law being broken. It’s beyond frustrating to make that decision and they don’t seem to care.

proudtxmom ,

Love!!!

Love this podcast!!! Dr Kirby is an amazing doctor and person to!!! I worked for his wife for a while before covid and once I heard there was a podcast about dr death I HAD to listen! I got hooked and couldn’t stop listening!

DailyMinisoda ,

Lov it

This podcast is very well told and a reason of why I love Wondery and how they tell stories. Please tell MORE!❤️

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