15 'Grey's Anatomy' Exits Ranked From Most to Least Climactic (PHOTOS)

Dan Clarendon
Grey's Anatomy Exits
ABC

The doctors are out. The abrupt departure of Justin Chambers from Grey’s Anatomy in Season 16 was just the latest in a long succession of cast member exits from the ABC drama, which has bid farewell to a dozen and a half series regulars in its run so far.

Some of these outgoing characters got carefully-crafted swan songs… while others’ exits were just mentioned in passing on the show or just ignored entirely.

Scroll down to see which of 15 former Grey’s stars went out with a bang… and who went out with a whimper or less. (Warning: Spoilers for all seasons herein!)

Grey’s Anatomy, Season 17, TBA, ABC