Duke surgeon helps write 'Good Doctor' episode

Dr. Oren Gottfried, a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Duke Health, is using his medical expertise to help pitch and write the upcoming episode of ABC's "The Good Doctor."

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ANA RIVERA: If you tuned in to "The Good Doctor" last night you got a sneak peek of next week's episode and has some very close ties to "The Triangle."

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By day, he looks like any other surgeon at Duke. But his work extends far past the doctor's office.

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And his work now making its big debut on your TV screen.

DR. OREN GOTTFRIED: And I just want to turn on the TV and watch it. Again, 10:00 o'clock on Monday. It's a little bit of late time, I'm usually preparing for my clinic for Tuesday morning. But this is one time I'm going to stay up.

ANA RIVERA: Dr. Oren Gottfried is a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Duke Health. Now, he's used his medical expertise to help pitch and write the upcoming episode of ABC'S "The Good Doctor."

DR. OREN GOTTFRIED: It was a hobby at first, but now that I've done it long enough it actually is a hired position. But I would still do it voluntarily. Don't let them know that.

ANA RIVERA: Next week's episode will highlight two gunshot victims who rushed to the hospital after a political protest turns violent.

DR. OREN GOTTFRIED: And I have to admit it's quite an exciting episode. And viewers are going to gain a lot from it, I hope. And then there is just some very interesting stories, but I don't want to be the person that spoils everything.

ANA RIVERA: Dr. Gottfried says it's an episode that is topical and medically accurate and one that will hopefully get you thinking.

DR. OREN GOTTFRIED: What I'm hoping is that a viewer is able to go on this experience but also can grow just like characters on any show are going to grow as the episode progresses.

ANA RIVERA: And the upcoming episode of "The Good Doctor" will air right here on ABC 11 next Tuesday, April 26th, at 10:00 o'clock. I'm Ana Rivera, ABC 11 Eyewitness News.