Grey’s Anatomy: 15 greatest doctors of all-time

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Civil War" - Richard, Jackson, April and Catherine tackle a grueling trauma case intensified by hospital politics. Amelia finally faces her feelings about Owen, and Meredith gets caught between Nathan and Alex over a patient, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, MARCH 9 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Richard Cartwright)ELLEN POMPEO
GREY'S ANATOMY - "Civil War" - Richard, Jackson, April and Catherine tackle a grueling trauma case intensified by hospital politics. Amelia finally faces her feelings about Owen, and Meredith gets caught between Nathan and Alex over a patient, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, MARCH 9 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Richard Cartwright)ELLEN POMPEO /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
15 of 16
Next
Grey's Anatomy
Photo Credit: Grey’s Anatomy/ABC Image Acquired from Disney ABC Media /

Greatest Grey’s Anatomy Doctors – No. 2: Dr. Miranda Bailey

Who is the Nazi? That’s a question that someone asked Dr. Miranda Bailey to her face. Oh, that poor misguided fool. What did he open himself up to?

Miranda Bailey, of course, has also been on Grey’s Anatomy since the dawn of time and has made herself known. Gifted, smart, and fierce, it’s hard to imagine her not turning out to be one of the greatest surgeons on the show.

All of that is pretty obvious. I want to talk about Chandra Wilson, the actress who plays Bailey, and some of the amazing performances she’s given us.

Two immediately spring to mind: first, when she was deciding whether she could go into pediatrics and held a small child in her last moments of life. The child’s dad was desperate to find a way to save her, and Bailey ended up caring for her. It fast became a very emotional, heart-tugging scene between Bailey, the dad, and the little girl.

The next scene was during the hospital shooting. One of the residents had been shot. Bailey and her patient attempted to save him but the hospital was in lockdown; there was no hope for him and we had another amazing performance from Wilson.

Both of these performances also led to two major character changes in Bailey. The first led to Bailey deciding to remain in General Surgery rather than pediatrics. The second led to Bailey’s patient, who helped her with the resident during the shooting, slipping into a coma when she returned for her surgery. This prompted Bailey to investigate and explore fistulas in patients. It’s a moment that cements her as one of the greatest of Grey’s Anatomy docs.

And now, a drum roll, please…