Formerly a coroner in New York, she joined the Jeffersonian as its forensic pathologist in Season 2. Her interpersonal skills were something the others needed at the time, and she quickly grew to become an integral part of the team and part of the Bones family.
Dr. Connor Rhodes (Chicago Med)
Connor burst onto the scene in the One Chicago universe in the middle of a train accident and even stitched himself up on his first day. Over the years until his exit, he was Med’s go-to surgeon and even almost took a job at the Mayo Clinic before he opened up a hybrid OR in the ED.
Dr. Leanne Rorish (Code Black)
Known as “Daddy,” the show’s leader had a solid track record (perhaps due to her unconventional methods) and expected the best from her residents. She impressed those around her and had to learn that keeping emotion out of the job wasn’t always possible.
Dr. Henry Morgan (Forever)
This medical examiner had an advantage when it came to solving crimes alongside the NYPD: due to his immortality, he had a much better understanding of death — he died, but didn’t stay dead.
Dr. Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor)
The other doctors at St. Bonaventure were introduced to the young surgeon who has autism and savant syndrome when he saved a life in the airport — and picked up that there was something else going on than met the eye. And he hasn’t slowed down in saving lives ever since.
Dr. Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy)
Fans have watched Meredith grow as a person and a doctor on the ABC medical drama, completing surgeries no one else could have and doing what she felt is right for her patients, even if it almost cost her her medical license.
Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard (NCIS)
Is there any more beloved medical examiner than Ducky? With nearly every body over the years has come an anecdote from the doctor. His years of experience led Vance to create a new position just for him, one in which he could continue to help the agency without having to stay put.
Dr. Max Goodwin (New Amsterdam)
As anyone who’s even just watched one episode of the NBC drama knows, it’s that Max will ask pretty much anyone he encounters, “how can I help?” The doctor is determined to do whatever he can for his patients, even if it puts him at odds with the hospital board.
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Dr. Addison Montgomery (Private Practice)
Introduced on Grey’s Anatomy, the neonatal surgeon left behind the then Seattle Grace to work in a clinic in Los Angeles. But she has still played a vital role in the original ABC series, returning at key moments to save the lives of the hospital’s staff and their families, including in 2011’s “Song Beneath the Song.”
Dr. Conrad Hawkins (The Resident)
Conrad makes diagnoses no one else can and does what he needs to in order to live with himself to save lives — even if others disagree. And he does all of this even as his career is threatened and even when it puts his job on the line. Is there any wonder he was made chief resident (before Red Rock stepped in and fired him)?
It's almost the end of 2019 and the decade, so we're taking a look back at television in the 2010s with some of the best moments, pairings, surprises, and more.
The primetime lineup is filled with medical dramas across the networks, and even procedurals have doctors in key roles (as teams' medical examiners — looking at you Bones!).
To that end, we're taking a look back at the best TV doctors, those who have saved lives and helped solve crimes, of the past decade. Click through the gallery above for our picks from series like Grey's Anatomy, Chicago P.D., NCIS, New Amsterdam, and more!