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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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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 very different realities. And after becoming paralyzed as a result of his botched surgery, Jerry is finally ready to open about what he went through, who he blames, and what he wants to say to Chris now. If you haven’t already, listen to the first season now, particularly the episode called “Chris and Jerry.” Tap here to see a picture of Jerry with his dog, Stella.
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Do_No_HarmFrom Wondery, the makers of Dr. Death and Dirty John, and NBC News, the team behind Dateline and The Thing About Pam - Do No Harm. Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh.
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_DrDeath
Update | 7

Update | 7

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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 disappearing billboard.Subscribe to Business Wars hereDr. Death merchandise is now available! 15% of proceeds from each sale will go to the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica and their effort to spotlight wrongdoings in the healthcare industry. Shop tees, hoodies, & mugs at wondery.com/store.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/drdeathSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Visit simplisafe.com/doctor and start protecting your home today the right wayZip Recruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/death Bombas - Save 20% by visiting bombas.com/death and entering the offer death in the checkout code spaceHelix Sleep - Get up to $125 off your mattress at helixsleep.com/death. Audible - Start a 30-day trial and get your first audiobook free by going to audible.com/death or by texting DEATH to500-500Brooklinen - Get $20 off AND free shipping by going to brooklinen.com and entering promo code death
Closure | 6

Closure | 6

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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 people in Dallas struggle to understand what drove him to do such horrible things. And what happens if the system faces another “Dr. Death.” Subscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveyHave a tip for us? Send us an email at tips@wondery.comListen 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/drdeathSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Visit simplisafe.com/doctor and start protecting your home today the right way
Free Fall | 5

Free Fall | 5

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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 what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveyHave a burning question about Dr. Death? Host Laura Beil will be hosting an AMA on Reddit next Thursday, September 27th at 12pm CT / 1pm ET to discuss the making of the series and much more. To stay updated, follow us on Twitter. Subscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.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/drdeathSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Visit simplisafe.com/doctor and start protecting your home today the right way
Spineless | 4

Spineless | 4

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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. If they had, maybe Duntsch’s path of destruction would have been stopped much sooner.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveySubscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.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/drdeathSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Visit simplisafe.com/doctor and start protecting your home today the right way
Occam’s Razor | 3

Occam’s Razor | 3

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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 to wonder: Was he an impaired physician? A terrible surgeon? Or a cold-blooded killer?“Death Don’t Have No Mercy” performed by Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, courtesy of Rough Diamond Records.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveySubscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.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/drdeathSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Visit simplisafe.com/doctor and start protecting your home today the right way
Chris and Jerry | 2

Chris and Jerry | 2

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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 driven, hard-working, smart, with a twinkle in his eye. And no one believed they knew Chris Duntsch better than his best friend, Jerry Summers.“Death Don’t Have No Mercy” performed by Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, courtesy of Rough Diamond Records.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveySubscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.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/drdeathSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Visit simplisafe.com/doctor and start protecting your home today the right way
Three Days In Dallas | 1

Three Days In Dallas | 1

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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 operated so poorly that a patient who’d walked in on her own two feet now couldn’t even wiggle her toes. Dr. Henderson had seen a lot, but he wasn't prepared for this. The surgery was so bad, in fact, he asked himself whether this person possibly be an impostor impersonating a physician?“Death Don’t Have No Mercy” performed by Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, courtesy of Rough Diamond Records.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveySubscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.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/drdeathSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Go to simplisafe.com/doctor and start protecting your home today
Introducing Dr. Death

Introducing Dr. Death

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Dr. Death premieres on September 4thListen 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/drdeath
Comments (395)

Grunkle Hatter

Dear Woundery why is your new advertising team/plan makes me want to no longer listen to your shows? it sickens me to see you sink so low in desperation for ad revenue that you have to release a AD with more ADs, you are sick

Nov 25th
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Grunkle Hatter

finally something that is not a ad for another show! please continue to use the channel feeds more properly like this from now on

Nov 24th
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Grunkle Hatter

what happened Woundery network? Dif you just become greedy like the ParCast Netwrok and need to pad your download numbers and line yoyr pockets with AD money that you put inside your own AD? Who did you fire that was your moral backbone?

Nov 11th
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Laura Jane

It absolutely disgusts me how this incompetent butcher was allowed to practice medicine for so long. He deserves to rot in hell, I really feel for his poor victims 😢😢😢

Nov 8th
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Jenae Neal Young

This was so good!! The reporting was spectacular. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Nov 1st
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Nicole Simmons

Search Dr Death season 2 to find the new season of this podcast. Very silly that it's not just part of this one!

Oct 28th
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Maggie D

When?

Oct 27th
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Dee Smith

Thank god for driving like dr Henderson He should be on the medical 🏥 board himself Good for you Dr Henderson well done 👍

Oct 14th
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Dee Smith

I think 💭 it’s disgusting that America has hospitals talked about on the episode Little own Drs like this maggot 😢

Oct 12th
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Tim KATUNGYI

most of us access these podcasts on some apps we download from app store. and there you have entertainment fro free and then you get the nerve to complain about ads? how do you think they're supposed to continue bringing u content?

Oct 1st
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Grunkle Hatter

oh look another AD on a Dead Channel

Sep 24th
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Marisela Barajas

I was surprised to know that Dr. Zietler was on the medical board when this went down. Also does anyone know the name of that band playing?

Sep 23rd
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Ryan Clements

The system is so fucked. How is it possible this man was walking around ripping people apart

Aug 28th
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Anne Blais

I think I listen to whole series in two days. interesting and frightening.

Aug 19th
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Ginger Poplin

gingervsry goodq

Aug 13th
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SStephens

I've been talking about this podcast nonstop! I'm so shocked! My stomach was in knots.

Aug 13th
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Jess Hart

Jeeeeezus.

Jul 27th
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Vanessa Kirby

This is disgusting

May 20th
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Grunkle Hatter

I work 3td shift and this made me fall asleep so it's a hard pass

Apr 15th
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Corrine Ramsey

Love this series!

Mar 23rd
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