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.
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.