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The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time  

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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 HouseWhat 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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A Gifted Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale
A Gifted Man is an American television series, which premiered on CBS on September 23, 2011. The series is about a talented but self-absorbed surgeon who starts questioning his purpose in life ...more
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Mercy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Michelle Trachtenberg, Taylor Schilling, James Van Der Beek

See: The Best Seasons of Mercy

Mercy is a medical drama which aired on NBC from September 23, 2009 to May 12, 2010. The series initially aired on Wednesday nights at 8/7c, as part of the 2009 fall season, but was pushed back ...more
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Off the Map is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Rachelle Lefevre, Cheech Marin, Caroline Dhavernas

See: The Best Seasons of Off the Map

Off the Map is a medical drama created by Jenna Bans, who also served as an executive producer, with colleagues from Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. The series ran on ABC from ...more
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Marcus Welby, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo
Marcus Welby, M.D. was an American medical drama television program that aired on ABC from September 23, 1969 to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as a family practitioner with a kind ...more
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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery
New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in ...more
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9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
KatelynCurry added Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause
9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and ...more
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Three Rivers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Alfre Woodard, Alex O'Loughlin, Katherine Moennig
Three Rivers is an American television medical drama that aired on CBS from October 4, 2009, to July 3, 2010, and starred Alex O'Loughlin in the role of an infamous transplant surgeon in ...more
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Monday Mornings is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Ving Rhames, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan

See: The Best Seasons of Monday Mornings

Monday Mornings is an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas. It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay ...more
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Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Tony Tran0 added Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany
Heartbeat is a British police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010. It was made by ITV Studios at the Leeds Studios and on ...more
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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco
General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the third longest-running ...more
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A Young Doctor's Notebook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Parnika added John Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Godley
A Young Doctor's Notebook is a British dark comedy television series. The series was adapted from the book of short stories titled A Young Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov. The events take ...more
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Dr. Kildare is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Jean Inness
Dr. Kildare is an NBC medical drama television series which ran from September 27, 1961 until April 5, 1966, encompassing a total of 190 episodes. The show, which premiered at the same time as ...more
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Ben Casey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates
Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ...more
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Strong Medicine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Rosa Blasi, Janine Turner, Tamera Mowry
Strong Medicine is a medical drama with a focus on feminist politics, health issues and class conflict, that aired on the Lifetime network from 2000 to 2006. The series was created and produced ...more
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Combat Hospital is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Tia Carrere, Michelle Borth, Elias Koteas
Combat Hospital was a Canadian medical drama television series, filmed in Toronto, that debuted on Global in Canada on 21 June 2011. In the United States, it aired on ABC. Its final episode was ...more
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Medical Center is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson
Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. It was produced by MGM Television.
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Miami Medical is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Jeremy Northam, Mike Vogel, Lana Parrilla
Miami Medical is a medical drama television series that aired on CBS from April 2 to July 2, 2010. It follows the professional and private lives of a team of trauma surgeons. The series was ...more
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Medical Investigation is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Neal McDonough, Kelli Williams, Christopher Gorham
Medical Investigation is an American medical drama television series that began September 9, 2004, on NBC. It ran for 20 one-hour episodes before being cancelled in 2005. The series was ...more
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Casualty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Henry Ian Cusick, Robson Green, Simon MacCorkindale
This series is a British medical drama that airs weekly on BBC One. It is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, and the most enduring medical drama shown on ...more
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Doctor Stranger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Thranya Singam added Lee Jong-suk, Jin Se Yun, Park Hae Jin
Doctor Stranger is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Lee Jong-suk, Park Hae-jin, Jin Se-yeon and Kang So-ra. It aired on SBS from May 5 to July 8, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at ...more
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The Mob Doctor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Jordana Spiro, William Forsythe, James Carpinello
The Mob Doctor is an American television drama that aired on Fox from September 17, 2012 to January 7, 2013 as a part of the 2012–13 network television season. The series was created by Josh ...more
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Code Blue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Code Blue Tomohisa Yamashita, Yui Aragaki, Erika Toda
Code Blue is a Japanese television drama broadcast by Fuji TV. Season 1 ran in 2008 and season 2 ran in 2010.
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The Black Box is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
morgan-falk added Vanessa Redgrave, Kelly Reilly, Laura Fraser
Black Box was an American drama television series which ran for one season, from April 24 to July 24, 2014, and starred Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave, on ABC. The program had a ...more
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Holby City is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Rosie Marcel
Holby City is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One. The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama ...more
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The Knick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Great Medical Drama TV Shows of All Time
Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb
The Knick is an American television drama series on Cinemax created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The series follows Dr. John W. Thackery (Clive Owen) and ...more