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List Rules 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.

This list also includes several new medical dramas premiered in the 2016-2017 season. CBS' latest medical series, Pure Genius, stars Dermot Mulroney as a brilliant surgeon who works alongside a tech billionaire at a state-of-the-art hospital center in Silicon Valley. Another new medical drama is PBS' Mercy Street, which is set during the Civil War. Starring Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Gary Cole, the period medical drama combines history and hospitals.   

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
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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The Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Night Shift Daniella Alonso, Jill Flint, Ken Leung - See The Best Seasons of Night Shift

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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

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Emily Owens, M.D is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Saving Hope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Saving Hope Erica Durance, Daniel Gillies, Michael Shanks - See The Best Seasons of Saving Hope

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Chicago Med Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss

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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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Royal Pains is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Nip/Tuck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Nip/Tuck Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson - See The Best Seasons of Nip/Tuck

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Nurse Jackie is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Body of Proof is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen - See The Best Seasons of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Red Band Society is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Red Band Society Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro - See The Best Seasons of Red Band Society

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Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 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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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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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Doogie Howser, M.D. Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery

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A Gifted Man is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Mercy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Mercy Michelle Trachtenberg, Taylor Schilling, James Van Der Beek - See The Best Seasons of Mercy

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Off the Map is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Monday Mornings is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Three Rivers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Three Rivers Alfre Woodard, Alex O'Loughlin, Katherine Moennig

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Marcus Welby, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Marcus Welby, M.D. Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo

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Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
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 heart-transplant surgeon at the ...

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A Young Doctor's Notebook is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
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 experiences thenceforth.

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Combat Hospital is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Combat Hospital Tia Carrere, Michelle Borth, Elias Koteas

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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
General Hospital Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco

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Miami Medical is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Miami Medical Jeremy Northam, Mike Vogel, Lana Parrilla

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Strong Medicine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Strong Medicine Rosa Blasi, Janine Turner, Tamera Mowry

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Dr. Kildare is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Dr. Kildare Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Jean Inness

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Ben Casey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Ben Casey Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates

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Casualty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Casualty Henry Ian Cusick, Robson Green, Simon MacCorkindale

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Medical Investigation is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Medical Investigation Neal McDonough, Kelli Williams, Christopher Gorham

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The Black Box is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
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: she's bipolar. The medical ...

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Medical Center is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Medical Center James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson

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The Mob Doctor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
The Mob Doctor Jordana Spiro, William Forsythe, James Carpinello

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Code Blue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Code Blue Tomohisa Yamashita, Yui Aragaki, Erika Toda

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Doctor Stranger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Doctor Stranger 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 Jae-Hee and tried to flee ...

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Holby City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Holby City Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Rosie Marcel

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The Nurses is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
The Nurses Dustin Hoffman, Martin Sheen, Alan Alda

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L.A. Doctors is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
L.A. Doctors Ken Olin, Matt Craven, Rick Roberts

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Descendants of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
Descendants of the Sun

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The Family Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Medical Drama TV Shows
The Family Man Gregory Harrison, John Buchanan, Scott Weinger