The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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List Criteria: The best medical drama TV shows of all time.

The very best medical drama shows on television, ranked from best to worst.  Popular medical drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining medical drama show of all time is. Don't let your favorite medical drama television programs in history get to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of medical drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, and even pictures, when available. What are the greatest medical dramas? It's time to vote!

Who doesn't love doctor shows and hospital shows? With TV shows about doctors, there's always plenty of drama because the stakes are so high. Lives are on the line and there is probably a love triangle involved, at least on popular TV shows about hospitals like ER and Grey's Anatomy.

Some of the names of medical dramas that make up this are stellar offerings like Jozi-H, Private Practice, and House. What is the best medical drama show of all time? What are the greatest medical drama shows? Take a look at the many top-rated series on this list of doctor TV shows and cast your votes for the ones you like the most.
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    House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    House Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard See The Best Seasons of House

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    Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson See The Best Seasons of Greys Anatomy

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    ER is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    ER Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies See The Best Seasons of ER

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    Private Practice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Private Practice Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland See The Best Seasons of Private Practice

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    Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    Night Shift Daniella Alonso, Jill Flint, Ken Leung See The Best Seasons of Night Shift

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    Emily Owens, M.D is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Emily Owens, M.D Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King See The Best Seasons of Emily Owens, M.D

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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi See The Best Seasons of M*A*S*H

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    Code Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    Code Black Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzmán, Melanie Chandra >See The Best Seasons of Code Black

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    Royal Pains is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Royal Pains Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty See The Best Seasons of Royal Pains

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    Saving Hope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    Saving Hope Erica Durance, Daniel Gillies, Michael Shanks See The Best Seasons of Saving Hope

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    Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Hart of Dixie Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams See The Best Seasons of Hart of Dixie

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    Chicago Hope is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Chicago Hope Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon, Lauren Holly See The Best Seasons of Chicago Hope

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    Body of Proof is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Body of Proof Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend See The Best Seasons of Body of Proof

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    Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson See The Best Seasons of Nip/Tuck

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    Nurse Jackie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Nurse Jackie Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze See The Best Seasons of Nurse Jackie

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    Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Hawthorne Jada Pinkett Smith, Suleka Mathew, Hannah Hodson See The Best Seasons of Hawthorne

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    Trauma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Trauma Taylor Kinney, Aimee Garcia, Scottie Thompson See The Best Seasons of Trauma

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    A Gifted Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    A Gifted Man Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale See sons of A Gifted Man

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    Red Band Society is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    Red Band Society Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro See The Best Seasons of Red Band Society

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen See The Best Seasons of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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    Off the Map is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Off the Map Rachelle Lefevre, Cheech Marin, Caroline Dhavernas See The Best Seasons of Off the Map

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    Michelle Trachtenberg, Taylor Schilling, James Van Der Beek See The Best Seasons of Mercy

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    Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

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    St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    St. Elsewhere Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel See The Best Seasons of St. Elsewhere

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    Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    Doogie Howser, M.D. Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery

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    Monday Mornings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Monday Mornings Ving Rhames, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan See The Best Seasons of Monday Mornings

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    Alfre Woodard, Alex O'Loughlin, Katherine Moennig

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    Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    Chicago Med Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss

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    Tia Carrere, Michelle Borth, Elias Koteas

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    A Young Doctor's Notebook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    A Young Doctor's Notebook John Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Godley Doctor's Notebook is based on the book with the same title by Mikhail Bulgakov. It tells the story of a young freshly graduated doctor from Moscow who is sent to a village in 1917's Russia and his

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    Strong Medicine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Strong Medicine Rosa Blasi, Janine Turner, Tamera Mowry

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    General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    General Hospital Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco

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    Jeremy Northam, Mike Vogel, Lana Parrilla

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    Marcus Welby, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Marcus Welby, M.D. Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo

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    Casualty is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Casualty Henry Ian Cusick, Robson Green, Simon MacCorkindale

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    The Mob Doctor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    The Mob Doctor Jordana Spiro, William Forsythe, James Carpinello

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    Medical Investigation is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Medical Investigation Neal McDonough^! Kelli Williams^! Christopher Gorham

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    Code Blue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Code Blue Tomohisa Yamashita, Yui Aragaki, Erika Toda

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    The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

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    James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson

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    Ben Casey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Ben Casey Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates

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    Holby City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    Holby City Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Rosie Marcel

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    Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Jean Inness

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    Lee Jong-suk, Jin Se Yun, Park Hae Jin When he was a child Park Hoon and his father were tricked into to going into North Korea and wee forced to stay there where he became the best doctor of the North. During high school he fell for Song

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    The Black Box is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    The Black Box Vanessa Redgrave, Kelly Reilly, Laura Fraser Dr. Catherine Black, world-famous neurologist, is at the top of her game. Each week, this beautiful and brilliant doctor will attempt to unravel the mysteries of the brain while hiding her own secret:

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    The Nurses is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows


    The Nurses Dustin Hoffman, Martin Sheen, Alan Alda

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    Ken Olin^! Matt Craven^! Rick Roberts

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    Gregory Harrison, John Buchanan, Scott Weinger

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    Kristin Lehman, Tim Guinee, Saundra Quarterman

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    Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows

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    Heartbeat Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany American medical drama television series based on the real life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, as described in her book Heart Matters. It stars Melissa George as Alex Panttiere, a world-renowned

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