Dr. Death

Dr. Death

Wondery

True Crime

13 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.


  • 02 AUG 2021
    Introducing Dr. Death Season 3: Miracle Man
    3m 0s

    Benita Alexander is instantly drawn to Dr. Paolo Macchiarini’s ability to perform life-changing surgeries for his struggling patients. What she doesn’t know is that he will change her life, too. As Benita crosses professional lines, she lea...

  • 20 JUL 2021
    The Cast of Dr. Death, Live from Hollywood
    43m 34s

    Reporter and host of Dr. Death, Laura Beil, moderates a panel discussion with the show’s main cast and writer: Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater, AnnaSophia Robb, Grace Gummer, Hubert Point-du-Jour, and showrunner Patrick MacManus.. From a r...

  • 15 JUL 2021
    AnnaSophia Robb Meets Michelle Shughart
    38m 25s

    The television series based on the podcast Dr Death premieres on Peacock on July 15th. For the first time in this episode Dallas District Attorney  Michelle Shughart  meets the actress who plays her in the series, AnnaSophia Robb.The two di...

  • 13 JUL 2021
    Christian Slater Meets Dr. Randall Kirby
    26m 21s

    The television series based on the podcast "Dr Death" premieres on Peacock on July 15th. For the first time Dr. Randall Kirby sits down for an intimate conversation with the man who plays him on screen, actor Christian Slater. The two discu...

  • 24 NOV 2020
    An Update: Love and Loyalty | 8
    37m 24s

    In this special follow-up episode to the first season of Dr Death, Laura Beil revisits the  story of Christopher Duntsch’s best friend. When Jerry Summers needed surgery, he turned to his best friend. But the two buddies ended up living two...

  • 02 OCT 2018
    Update | 7
    24m 59s

    Reporter Laura Beil has a few updates on the story of Christopher Duntsch since the series was first released. She attends an appeals hearing for Duntsch's case, discusses Baylor-Plano Hospital’s response -- and the mysterious case of the d...

  • 25 SEP 2018
    Closure | 6
    37m 28s

    Michelle Shughart has her work cut out for her, since no doctor has ever been prosecuted for crimes committed while practicing medicine. His patient’s lives would never be the same, but what would what would be the fate of Dr. Duntsch? The...

  • 18 SEP 2018
    Free Fall | 5
    38m 30s

    Dr. Henderson and Dr. Kirby were screaming for anyone to listen who might help them get Dr. Duntsch to stop operating. Kirby wrote to the Texas Medical Board. He and Henderson went to the police. But no one was listening. Please tell us wh...

  • 11 SEP 2018
    Spineless | 4
    36m 34s

    If a doctor is fired from a hospital, the hospital should report it immediately. That’s how problem doctors are prevented from getting hired elsewhere. But the places where Dr. Duntsch operated failed to report him to the proper authorities...

  • 07 SEP 2018
    Occam’s Razor | 3
    39m 1s

    Kimberly Morgan was attracted to Christopher Duntsch from the moment she met him. He was charming and seemed destined for great things. But she also saw another side to him. Duntsch’s behavior led many people who came into contact with him...

  • 04 SEP 2018
    Chris and Jerry | 2
    38m 36s

    Chris Duntsch was a promising medical student, with a bright future ahead of him. The friends who knew him were shocked at the doctor he would later become. Not Chris, they said. That’s not the man I know. The Chris Duntsch they knew was dr...

  • 04 SEP 2018
    Three Days In Dallas | 1
    34m 6s

    All physicians are taught, “First do no harm.” But what happens when a doctor does harm his patients? Dr. Robert Henderson was a veteran spinal surgeon in Dallas when he got an unusual phone call from a local hospital: a new surgeon had op...

  • 22 AUG 2018
    Introducing Dr. Death
    2m 9s

    Dr. Death premieres on September 4th Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeat...