The BEST episodes of NY Med

Every episode of NY Med ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of NY Med!

What do grandmothers, addicts and celebrities have in common? All of them seek care at Columbia and Weill Cornell Hospitals, the crown jewels of the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. For a full year ABC cameras had unprecedented access to document the mayhem and the miracles that occur daily in these world class facilities. "NY Med" follows the irascible, compassionate and, at times, cocky attending surgeons who try to change the trajectory of lives by relying on sheer medical brilliance and a healthy dose of old fashioned good luck. The eight-part series takes a candid look at how cutting edge medicine often makes the difference, although even the best surgeons can find themselves flirting with disaster. The raucous ER staff trade jibes with strong-willed New Yorkers in moments that can be poignantly heartbreaking or off-the-hook hilarious. These doctors spend far more time with each other than with their families, developing complicated and intertwined personal relationships. "NY Med" premieres TUESDAY, JULY 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Last Updated: 11/12/2022Network:ABC (US)
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Episode 1
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8.39
36 votes

#1 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/10/2012

In the premiere of an eight-part documentary series following the staff and patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Mehmet Oz arranges a reunion between a patient and his ex-wife. Meanwhile, a woman with a brain tumor undergoes a risky surgery; an ER nurse fields romantic overtures from the people she treats; and two residents bond over their differences from their colleagues.

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Episode 7
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8.32
19 votes

#2 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/21/2012

A collegiate swimmer whose arm was injured in a car accident requires a delicate surgery; a trauma surgeon counsels the family of a man who was run over by a car; a pediatric surgeon operates on a newborn; an ER doctor treats a woman with a life-threatening condition and is serenaded by a patient who needs stitches in his hand.

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NY Med 8/14
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8.23
22 votes

#3 - NY Med 8/14

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/14/2014

Each episode in this eight-part series toggles between the renowned surgeons of Manhattan's New York Presbyterian Hospital and the gritty world of trauma surgeons at Newark's University Hospital where the ER is a doorway to the mean streets of one of America's most violent cities.

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Episode 8
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8.20
20 votes

#4 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/22/2012

In the season finale, a banker and mother undergoes a risky cancer operation known as ex vivo; a cardiac surgeon realizes the unpredictability of a career in medicine; and an ER nurse is wooed by a dwarf stripper who was hurt while performing at a party, and whose cheating ex's best friend is a patient with a leg injury.

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Episode 2
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8.19
27 votes

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/17/2012

A man with a liver disease needs a transplant and hopes to live long enough for his daughter's wedding; a trauma surgeon finds his groove in New York after leaving New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; ER nurses deal with demanding patients, including an intoxicated man who has to be subdued by security guards.

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Episode 6
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8.15
20 votes

#6 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/14/2012

A single mother with breast cancer finds out if her disease has spread; a surgical resident gets marital advice from a colleague; a first-year emergency-medicine resident's even temper helps him deal with inebriated patients and treat a woman that was in a car accident, but his self-control abandons him during a prank by his coworkers.

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Episode 3
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8.08
25 votes

#7 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/24/2012

A woman with cystic fibrosis needs new lungs; an ER nurse makes a startling personal decision after hearing an elderly couple's story about their 65-year marriage; surgical residents share tales of hazing by senior surgeons.

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Episode 4
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8.05
20 votes

#8 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/31/2012

An undocumented immigrant turned trauma surgeon treats a male who has been ingesting metallic objects. An old-school surgeon makes up for his lack of bedside manner with his skills in the operating room. A pediatric surgeon discusses the complicated and dangerous procedure of removing a tumor from the heart of a 4 year old girl.

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Episode 5
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7.89
18 votes

#9 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/7/2012

A veteran of the Gulf War patiently waits for a donor heart. A serious of violent crimes keeps a surgical resident busy on a Friday night. Dr. Mehmet Oz preps for a colonoscopy, but isn't too busy to quiz his colleagues about their dietary habits.

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Nurse Diana Costine's Medical Mystery
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7.57
14 votes

#10 - Nurse Diana Costine's Medical Mystery

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/17/2014

Presbyterian nurse Diana Costine has been inexplicably losing consciousness and for the first time, finds herself at the center of the story as a patient.

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NY Med 7/31
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7.40
42 votes

#11 - NY Med 7/31

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/31/2014

At Mount Sinai's Roosevelt hospital, Amy Caggiula might look like a bright-eyed, freshman college student. But this petite ER resident can diagnose anything that walks in the door. Whether she is saving a woman in cardiac arrest or figuring out how to cut a cheap ring off a young lady's badly mangled finger, Amy proves that good things come in small packages. And this take-charge young doctor is not afraid to speak her mind. Also at Roosevelt, Alejandro Berenstein is a world leader in his field, and he’d better be if he is going to be able to help save the two year old daughter of a coast guard officer who could suffer a catastrophic cerebral event if Berenstein cannot alter the flow of blood to her brain. Victoria is a ticking time bomb and the surgery is very risky but its all hands on deck for this crucial operation. Joining in this effort is pediatric neurosurgeon Saadi Ghatan, who is the ice to Berenstein’s fire. But can they work together to save this little girl in time? On another floor, its business as usual for young Roosevelt resident, Craig Forleiter. He talks a mile a minute but his patients trust him and his superiors believe the charismatic Forleiter has the makings of a top notch surgeon They come in with bullet wounds and tattoos like FTW (F*** The World) and MOB (Money Over Bitches) but trauma surgeon Adam Fox knows that most of his male patients at Newark’s University Hospital are just scared teenagers putting on a show for the street crowd they run with.

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Young Couple Sustains Injuries During a Violent Home Invasion
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7.26
47 votes

#12 - Young Couple Sustains Injuries During a Violent Home Invasion

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/3/2014

An ER doctor treats a couple who were the victims of a violent home invasion; a former Wall Street banker reflects on changing her career to medicine; a Marine recalls his service and describes his deteriorating physical condition.

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Doctors Work to Save the Lives of Their Patients
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7.25
48 votes

#13 - Doctors Work to Save the Lives of Their Patients

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/10/2014

Fast-thinking trauma surgeon Ziad Sifri can't believe his eyes when a 19-year-old plane crash survivor arrives in the ER. As a third year urology resident, Ashley Winter is hopeful that chemotherapy will work wonders on her patient's cancer-filled bladder, but quickly learns he will need a life-altering surgery. A cardiac surgeon at the top of his game, Leonard Girardi, meets a mother of three who was sent home to die when a top hospital decided the tumor on her heart was inoperable. Dr. Girardi attempts the surgery that others say is impossible. Surgeon Dr. Oz is back in the operating room to deal with a perplexing case of a motorcycle cop who suffers a mysterious stroke while on vacation with his family.

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Surgeons Perform Feats of Medical Brilliance
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7.24
45 votes

#14 - Surgeons Perform Feats of Medical Brilliance

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/26/2014

Dr. Mehmet Oz is faced with a medical emergency; a man needs a dangerous surgery to remove a tumor.

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NY Med 8/7
star
7.15
13 votes

#15 - NY Med 8/7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/8/2014

At New York Presbyterian, Sabrina Mahil, an oral maxillo facial resident in surgery, is summoned to treat a college student with a severely fractured jaw. The young man’s mother is understandably protective of her son who is deaf and mute. She can’t understand who would punch her sweet boy in the face and is trying to keep her emotions in check. ER nurse Diana Costine is stunned when her close friend and fellow ER nurse Marina Dedivanovic shows up in a neck brace and in pain following a car accident. If anyone knows the drill, it should be Marina. But she doesn’t receive special favors, and as the hours tick by while Marina waits to get scanned, her frustration mounts to the breaking point. Marina is not prepared for the diagnosis she receives and tears flow. At Newark’s University hospital, trauma surgeon and mother, Anne Mosenthal, empathizes with a patient’s mother who is sitting vigil for her critically injured teenage son. Mosenthal promises to do everything in her power to save the young man’s life for a mom who pleads, “Just save my baby.” And Surgeon Oz brings his high school-age daughter Zoe to work for the first time. None of Oz’s children have expressed interest in a medical career but now at least Zoe wants to watch her dad operate. The case is especially compelling as a young mother is in danger of a life-ending stroke if her heart defect cannot be repaired. For Zoe, observing this one surgery becomes a life-changing experience for her as well. New York Presbyterian neurosurgeon, Guy McKhann, is faced with performing a delicate and complex operation when 28-year old patient, Jesse Andre, shows up with a baseball-size tumor impacting one of the brain’s most important arteries. If his scalpel slips, he could leave Jesse paralyzed on the left side of his body. But without the operation, the tumor will continue to grow and Jesse won’t survive.

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NY Med 7/24
star
6.19
47 votes

#16 - NY Med 7/24

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/24/2014

t’s just another day at Newark’s University Hospital. First, Dr. Hugo Razo saves a man dying from a blood clot in his lungs and then hustles across the ER to assist security guards restraining a violent patient. Meanwhile his ER colleague, Dr. Tiffany Murano treats a flirtatious patient with a sports injury and a wife who is just about out of patience. Later, Dr. Murano's good humor runs out when a paramedic gets snippy with her. Arriving by ambulance with an aorta about to rupture, a woman in her late 60s tells doctors that she has finally met the “love of her life,” a widower who is devoted to her. She fears that if she doesn't make it, fate will have robbed her boyfriend twice. But her surgeon, Allan Stewart, who was enroute to visit his kids, reveals that he is wearing a Superman costume under his clothes. He vows to do a “super” surgery to make this romance last. Rita Respass-Brown is a devoted and vivacious mother of three grown children who are not ready to let her go. A loving parent and founder of a school in Florida, Rita has everything she could ever want in life. But with her kidneys failing and 100,000 people on the transplant waitlist, Rita’s chances are not good. But an angel might be closer to Rita than she realizes when she learns her son could be a perfect match. This week, ER doctor Debbie Yi faces heartbreaking disappointment and opens up, for the first time, about her own personal struggle after a patient experiences a similar traumatic loss. But what Dr. Yi doesn't know is that the future may be brighter than she thinks. In a surprising twist, viewers will rejoice as Dr. Yi saves lives and sees her own deepest wishes come true.

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