Dr. Christopher Duntsch, commonly called Dr. Death, is a highly-trained surgeon renowned for maiming and even killing his patients due to severe malpractice.
Duntsch maimed or destroyed more than 30 people in his tenure as a doctor, with his career in medicine coming to a close in February 2017 after causing injury to an elderly patient under his care.
While Dr. Death might not have intended to harm anybody — he is a doctor after all — his years of medical training certainly did not help him save any lives. Keep on reading to discover ten scary facts about Dr. Death!
10 His Career Began After Failing In Football
Dr. Duntsch’s experience with failure began even before he became a doctor. Before he set his sights on medical school, Duntsch wanted to play college football.
He was rejected by both Millsaps College and Colorado State University. By the time Duntsch had been denied, his eligibility to play had run out.
With college football no longer a possibility, Duntsch looked into becoming a surgeon and settled on a neurosurgery program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
9 He Used Cocaine During His Residency
Now that Dr. Duntsch was officially a med student, he became responsible for several patients during his residency years.
During his fourth year, he was accused by his colleagues of using cocaine, marking the first time Dr. Duntsch made his medical ineptitude clear.
During his cocaine-infused residency, Duntsch was sent to a program for impaired physicians before completing the final surgeries required to finish med school.