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ABC to air medical docuseries “NY Med”

The eight-part series will chronicle a year in the lives of doctors - including heart surgeon-turned-talk show host Dr. Oz (pictured, left) - and patients inside Columbia and Weill Cornell, two of New York City's most prestigious hospitals.
June 4, 2012

ABC is to begin airing NY Med, an eight-part medical docuseries from the producers of Boston Med and Hopkins, this summer.

The show will chronicle a year in the lives of doctors and patients inside Columbia and Weill Cornell, two of New York City’s most prestigious hospitals.

The cast includes heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz (pictured above, left) of talk show The Dr. Oz Show; Dr. Anthony Watkins, a transplant surgeon from the deep south; Rita Saverino, a Wall Street banker and mother of two who is battling a stomach tumor; and Dr. Tomoaki Kato, a maverick Japanese surgeon who is pushing an innovative operation called “ex vivo.”

“Medicine is a universal subject. At some point in our lives we or those we love will become patients for one reason or another,” said executive producer Terry Wrong in a statement. “This series takes you behind the curtain to learn about those we depend on to fix us, and how sometimes they just can’t.”

Erica Baumgart is NY Med‘s supervising producer and Monica DelaRosa is the series producer. The series will debut on ABC on July 10 at 10 p.m. EST.

 

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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