Television has evolved so much over the years to include quite a lot of genres. One of those genres is the medical drama one, which features surgeons and doctors saving each others' lives while trying to keep theirs together. We're not sure if it's the fact that these people can restore a heart, but can't safeguard their own or whether it's just nice to see well-respected professionals make fools of themselves, these shows are a hoot to watch.
Now, don't get us wrong. They can be incredibly touching, and if you're a softie, you may cry at least ten times per season, but to do that, you need to know the characters to be able to relate to them. And this is precisely what we're testing today. Do you think you watch enough medical dramas to name all these TV doctors?
From the staff of Grey-Sloan Memorial to the former Private Practice, we want to see how much you've been paying attention to the individuals that hold quite a few TV lives in their hands. If you think you've got what it takes to name all these faux medical professionals correctly, with the TV shows they star in as hints, then get started on this quiz! This quiz's life is in your hands!
Portrayed by Hugh Laurie, Gregory House is a snarky, misanthropic medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians whom he frequently clashes with.
Meredith Grey is the protagonist of the series, who was introduced as a surgical intern and later on became the Chief of General Surgery.
Robin Scorpio, played by Kimberly McCullough, is a neuropathologist, a mother and wife of Emma Scorpio-Drake and Patrick Drake respectively.
Henry Allen is the father of future speedster Barry Allen, who was accused and wrongfully imprisoned for the death of his wife.
Douglas "Doug" Ross is a womanizer who, despite his tumultuous personal life, is a hardworking and dedicated ER pediatrician.
Sheldon Lee Cooper is a senior theoretical physicist who misinterprets several social cues and types of humor despite his genius-level IQ.
Ray Palmer is a brilliant scientist who develops a high-tech suit which grants him flight and allows him to shrink or increase his size.
Temperance "Bones" Brennan played by Emily Deschanel, is a forensic anthropologist who solves cases with her work partner and later husband, Seely Booth.
Portrayed by Nick Gehlfuss, Will Halstead is a Medical Emergency Doctor who made his first appearance in the "Chicago P.D." TV show.
Spencer Reid is a 23-year-old genius and a member of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit who specializes in geographic profiling and statistics.
Melinda Warner is the medical examiner who frequently assists the SVU detectives on their cases by providing them with forensic evidence.
Simon Tam is a former trauma surgeon and the crew's medic who became a fugitive shortly after breaking his sister out of a government research facility.
Kate Austin, played by Christine Lahti, is a talented cardiac surgeon who joined during the second season of the show.
Jim Clancy is the husband of Melinda Gordon who worked as a paramedic and firefighter prior to becoming a doctor.
Portrayed by Kelsey Grammer, Frasier Crane is a psychiatrist who also worked as a psychotherapist and the host of a radio talk show.
From 2001 to 2002, Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen played the role of Dr. Charlotte Adams, a trainee doctor who died of complications from nearly drowning.
Gilbert Grissom is a forensic entomologist and career criminologist who originally led the CSI team throughout cases.
Rex Van de Kamp appeared only in the first season and was the husband of one of the main characters, Bree Van de Kamp.
John Dorian is the protagonist of the series who is depicted as a skilled doctor who frequently daydreams.
Juliet Burke is a medical fertility specialist who was brought to the island to help solve the issue of women dying during pregnancy.
Donald Mallard is the chief medical examiner whose personality quirks include talking to the deceased.
Dana Scully is a medical doctor and an FBI agent who is partnered with Special Agent Fox Mulder throughout much of the show.
Carson Beckett is a member of the Atlantis expedition team for whom he works as the chief medical officer.
Emil Hamilton, portrayed by Alessandro Juliani, is a private doctor who was hired by the Green Arrow to save the Martian Manhunter's life.
Sheldon Hawkes is the medical examiner for the CSI team who later on starts working in the field with the rest of team.
Dorian Lord is the matriarch of the Cramer family who worked as a physician at the Llanview Hospital.
Played by McLean Stevenson, lieutenant colonel Henry Blake was the commanding officer and surgeon for the M*A*S*H team.
Julian Bashir is a member of the Deep Space Nine and USS Defiant space stations for whom he works as a Lieutenant and Chief Medical Officer.
Allison Cameron was one of the three doctors on House's original diagnostics team who left the hospital during season 6 of the show.
Loretta Wade is played by CCH Pounder, and she is a coroner who performs autopsies and forensics as requested by the NCIS.
Hank Lawson is a former ER doctor who, after being blamed and fired for the death of a hospital benefactor, becomes a "doctor for hire" to the rich and popular clients.
Alexx Woods is the medical examiner for the CSI team who is frequently seen speaking to the dead bodies.
Miranda Bailey was first introduced as a resident in General Surgery who slowly moved up the ranks to attending physician and then Chief of Surgery.
Abigail Griffin is the mother of protagonist Clarke Griffin and the only medical doctor on the Ark and later when they moved to Earth.
Lisa Cuddy was the Dean of Medicine who had a rocky and tumultuous relationship with Dr. House.
Kim Briggs, played by Elizabeth Banks, was a former urologist and ex-girlfriend of J.D. with whom she has a son named Sam.
Portrayed by Sarah Wayne Callies, Sara Tancredi is a former prison doctor who later marries protagonist Michael Scofield.
Liv Moore is a medical resident who, after turning into a zombie, becomes a coroner's assistant to gain access to fresh brains.
Jack Hodgins is a forensic entomologist, botanist, and mineralogist who uses his skills and knowledge to solve crimes.
Preston Burke, played by Isaiah Washington, is the former chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital.