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DOs featured on Netflix’s Lenox Hill and NBC’s The Titan Games

Learn more about emergency physician Mirtha Macri, DO, sports medicine physician Kaleb Redden, DO, and these shows.

Lenox Hill, a new Netflix documentary series named for the New York City hospital where it was filmed, has earned rave reviews and a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating for its earnest portrayal of the high-stakes decisions physicians make daily on the job.

Filmed mostly in 2018, well before the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S., the series follows emergency physician Mirtha Macri, DO, as well as two neurosurgeons and an OB-GYN resident.

In addition to chronicling Dr. Macri’s work as an ER physician, the series also follows her pregnancy.

“For this indefatigable practitioner, the challenge of treating patients who may be intoxicated, hysterical or homeless—some of whom need a social worker or a hot meal more urgently than a physician—is invigorating,” wrote Judy Berman in a review of the series for Time. “I came away from her segments energized, too, by the certainty that Macri had found her calling, and that her fitness for such a career was a boon to everyone in her care.”

Dr. Macri is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

‘Doc Thor’

Currently in its second season, NBC’s The Titan Games, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, gives members of the general public the opportunity to compete in head-to-head fitness and endurance challenges.

Sports medicine physician Kaleb Redden, DO—who is also known as Doc Thor, in part because he bears a resemblance to Chris Hemsworth—competed on the show in the two episodes of season two, which aired earlier in June.

In one episode, Dr. Redden won the “Chain Linked” and “Kick Out” challenges to advance to the episode’s final challenge, Mount Olympus, but narrowly lost that one to his opponent, a former NFL player, according to an episode recap on American Ninja Warrior Nation.

In the second episode, Dr. Redden won the “Hammer Down” challenge but lost the “Resistance” challenge.

Dr. Redden attended Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He resides in Meridian, Idaho. You can find him on Instagram.


  1. Donald Gordon

    I really enjoyed Lenox Hill and it’s profiling of Dr.
    Macro, a D.O. She wore her name tag proudly and then, during the final episodes, she had MD
    on her scrubs! I am not faulting her because I know what has transpired from personal experience of being a faculty member at an allopathic institution. Those responsible for “name tags” simply have not yet fully realized that there are doctors on staff who are not MDs.
    I believe that this does unfortunately confuse the lay audience, however. Hopefully, as more DOs enter the health field, and they are doing that, that this will change.

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