February 17, 2022
Dr. Death Season 3: Miracle Man
Talk of Dr. Death dominated the first 30 min of our Buderflys all-staff meeting, because it's THAT GOOD. Here's the deal, we can all agree that in general, doctors are highly respected, super smart and passionate individuals who endure years and years of schooling and residency. We said "peace" to schooling after 4 years of college. These are people who dedicate their lives to helping others and following Hippocrates’ Oath, right? Well, the Dr. Death series uncovers the stories of doctors who don't fall into this category. Specifically, Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, the brilliant and handsome surgeon who was once thought of as the Miracle Man, pushing the boundaries of medicine and saving people's lives with synthetic tracheal transplants. Journalist Benita Alexander recounts her intimate tangled web with this brilliant doctor.