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  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (97)

Hopkins is a gripping documentary series produced by ABC News that offers an inside look into the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. The show premiered in summer 2008 and followed the daily lives of patients, medical staff, and administrators working at the hospital over six episodes.

The show was created by Terence Wrong, who is known for his work on other popular medical documentaries, such as Boston Med and NY Med. The series emphasizes the human aspect of healthcare and explores the challenges faced by both the doctors and the patients at the hospital.

Over the course of the series, viewers are given a unique glimpse into some of the most complex and delicate medical procedures performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The show features cases ranging from heart transplants, neurological surgeries, and cancer treatments, to more routine procedures such as births and emergency room visits.

The series is anchored by well-known actor and star of 24, Avedis Meneshian, who acts as a narrator and guide through the various cases featured on the show. He is joined by Megan Quick, an ABC News correspondent, who provides on-the-ground reporting from the hospital, and Brian Bethea, a senior producer at ABC News, who works behind the scenes to bring the series to life.

The series offers an unprecedented look into the world of healthcare, with a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of modern medicine. Each episode features interviews with members of the hospital staff, including doctors, nurses, administrators, and support staff, who help to shed light on the complex nature of medical care.

One of the standout episodes features a high-risk heart transplant surgery performed by Dr. James Gammie and his team. The patient, a young man with a congenital heart condition, undergoes a grueling operation that lasts more than 18 hours. The episode offers an intimate look at the various stages of the operation, including the moment when the donor heart arrives at the hospital.

Another unforgettable episode follows the struggles of cancer patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The episode profiles several patients as they undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and explores the emotional toll that cancer can take on both patients and their families. The episode features interviews with oncologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who help to provide support and care for those undergoing cancer treatments.

Throughout the series, the show highlights some of the unique aspects of Johns Hopkins Hospital that make it one of the most respected medical institutions in the world. These include the hospital's cutting-edge therapies, state-of-the-art surgical techniques, and the dedication and expertise of its staff.

Overall, Hopkins is a powerful and engrossing documentary series that offers an inside look into one of the most respected hospitals in the world. The show is a testament to the incredible work done by healthcare professionals on a daily basis, and serves as a reminder of the importance of quality medical care for all.

Hopkins is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on July 14, 2008.

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Hopkins: Episode Seven
7. Hopkins: Episode Seven
August 7, 2008
A school teacher adopts a little girl from China who had a mysterious prior heart surgery that baffles Hopkins doctors. Plain-talking Dr. Tom Reifsnyder returns to charm his patients and residents as does ER doctor Ann Czarnik, who sews up a handsome fellow doctor who asks her to leave no scars. Dr. Andy Cameron has embarked on a career as a transplant surgeon but must battle the expectations that come from being the son of a father who is a living legend in American surgery.
Hopkins: Episode Six
6. Hopkins: Episode Six
August 7, 2008
Oscar Serrano, a first year resident in surgery, commits a major rookie blunder by puncturing a patient's lung. Fortunately, the patient is as understanding as his mentors who know that making mistakes is part of becoming a doctor. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU is where premature babies are saved or lost. Pediatric resident, Dr. Carmen Coombs must learn how to separate from the emotions that buffet each shift if she is to keep a balance in her life. Robyn Brandon needs a kidney and her husband Alan wants to give her one. But his kidney is not a match. Hopkins master surgeon Robert Montgomery engineers a bicoastal three-couple kidney swap that depends on everybody keeping their word.
Hopkins: Episode Five
5. Hopkins: Episode Five
July 31, 2008
An array of challenging pediatric cases run through this episode. Frightened that brain surgery could damage their child, Thomas McGowen's parents finally let surgeons operate to try to remove a tumor that is making their son blind. Emre Babli is another little boy who had a tumor removed as baby. The operation left him disfigured. Tough-talking plastic surgeon Anthony Tufaro thinks he can make Emre as good as new. But nothing will make Mya Thomas like she was. This little girl was nearly drowned when pulled from a pool. With her brain function minimal, doctors try to persuade her parents to disconnect life support. Sneha Desai, Herman Bagga and Gina Westhoff introduce viewers to the world of third year medical students where "the gross stuff is cool, delivering a baby is a career-decider, and wearing a turban is an icebreaker with patients."
Hopkins: Episode Four
4. Hopkins: Episode Four
July 24, 2008
Peyton Penrod is a healthy toddler who suddenly needs to be rushed to the Hopkins PICU, one of the country's top ICUs for children. His heart presents his doctors and his parents with two bleak options: a risky heart transplant or death. By his own admission, vascular surgeon Tom Reifsnyder is not cut in the Hopkins mold. Irreverent, chatty, and candid about his marital travails, Reifsnyder's surgeries tend to be comic relief sessions during which he interrogates his residents on everything from their romantic lives to the kind of cars they drive. Anne Czarnik returns in this episode and takes viewers on the road to visit her tiny hometown in the hills of West Virginia.
Hopkins: Episode Three
3. Hopkins: Episode Three
July 17, 2008
Ann Czarnik is a blonde and blue-eyed country girl from West Virginia who speaks her mind. She wasn't prepared for the carnage of the Hopkins ER which serves one of the country's most blighted urban landscapes due in part to East Baltimore's high rates of gun violence, STDs and intravenous drug use. Relying on a mordant sense of humor, Czarnik's life is filled with moments where tragedy and hilarity intersect. Earl Ingemann is a live wire. A 19-year-old Bermudan, he is constantly eluding doctors and nurses who want him to stay put and behave like other patients on the heart transplant list. But Earl would rather prowl the hospital, go out for junk food, play video games and get his hair braided. However, he needs something more than a routine heart transplant and doctors are worried. Also in this episode, Brian Bethea and his wife Amber try to reconcile.
Hopkins: Episode Two
2. Hopkins: Episode Two
July 14, 2008
Brenda Thompson is dying from an obscure and always fatal lung disease.
Hopkins: Episode One
1. Hopkins: Episode One
July 14, 2008
Twenty-one years ago Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinjosa climbed a 20-foot border fence so he could join other illegal immigrants picking fruit in the lush valleys of central California. Today he is one of the nation's elite brain surgeons. He tells ABC News about his remarkable journey as viewers watch him try to save a man's life. Karen Boyle is among the new generation of surgeons. She is the first female attending in urology at Hopkins, and determined to maintain a balance between her family and her job. But what sets her apart from other surgeons is the candid counseling about sexual health and intimacy she offers to her patients. Brian Bethea has made it to the top of one of the most difficult residencies in medicine, cardiothoracic surgery. After nine years of apprenticeship he is ready to join the ranks of the nation's most illustrious heart and lung surgeons. But the demands of residency have left his family life in shambles. Repairing a ruptured aorta may be easier than saving his marriage.
Where to Watch Hopkins
Hopkins is available for streaming on the ABC News website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hopkins on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    July 14, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (97)