Grey’s Anatomy: Who’s the Best Fictional Doctor From the Series?

Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running American primetime medical drama series. Since its first season in 2005, the show has seen a number of doctors come and go, and almost all of them have left their imprint on the history of Seattle Grace Hospital/Grey Sloan Memorial.

Grey's Anatomy original cast

Like all medical dramas, the series follows the lives and careers of talented surgical interns, residents, and attendings. But out of so many doctors, who could be considered the best in Grey’s Anatomy?

Here are several contenders for the title:

Richard Webber

Dr. Richard Webber

The former Chief of Surgery at Seattle Grace Hospital/Grey Sloan Memorial is a strong contender for the title of the best doctor in the series. Specializing in general surgery, Webber is known throughout the medical community for more than just his talents and achievements. He’s also respected and applauded for his leadership, mentorship, and patience, which enables him to make correct decisions despite working under immense pressure. He’s currently the Chief of Chiefs at the hospital and the Chief Medical Officer for the Catherine Fox Foundation.

Ellis Grey

Dr. Ellis Grey

Many would say that Ellis Grey is beyond the shadow of a doubt the best doctor in Grey’s Anatomy. A world-renowned surgeon, Meredith’s mother treated Seattle’s first patient with immunodeficiency syndrome in the 1980s. She also developed an audacious laparoscopic technique to treat gallbladders, which earned her a nomination for the Harper Avery Award during her surgical residency. Ellis won the award years later for the invention of the Ellis Grey Procedure.

Derek Shepherd

Dr. Derek Shepherd

Meredith’s late husband was the Chief of Neurosurgery at the hospital and the Director of the Brain Mapping Initiative. Regarded as one of the most talented neurosurgeons of his generation, Shepherd would’ve won several notable awards if it wasn’t for his untimely passing during season 11.

Margaret Pierce

Dr. Margaret Pierce

Richard Webber and Ellis Grey’s daughter is considered a prodigy by the medical community. Graduating medical school at 19 and becoming the head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Pacific Northwest General Hospital at 27, Margaret Pierce is a force to be reckoned with. She’s currently Co-Head of her department at Seattle Grace Hospital/Grey Sloan Memorial and like her mother and sister is expected to grab a Harper Avery Award sooner rather than later.

Cristina Yang

Dr. Cristina Yang

Cristina Yang is arguably the most ambitious and skilled doctor to feature in Grey’s Anatomy. Considered a generational talent, Yang specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and is the Chief Medical Officer at Klausman Institute for Medical Research. Cristina had to overcome several challenges to reach her goals, including dyslexia, which is why she could easily be considered to be the best doctor in the series.

Other Notable Doctors From Grey’s Anatomy

Besides the above-mentioned surgeons, other highly talented fictional doctors to have appeared on Grey’s Anatomy are Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Arizona Robbins, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Callie Torres, former Chief Of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Yang’s mentor, Preston Burke, Chief of Plastic Surgery Jackson Avery, Director Of Seaside Health & Wellness, Addison Montgomery, and of course Chief of General Surgery, Meredith Grey.

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A Delicious Lemongrass and Garlic-Infused Roast Chicken Recipe The Necessary Ingredients

This recipe yields around 4 servings and calls for the following ingredients:

  • 1 whole 4-pound chicken
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 3 lemongrass stalks
  • 1 cup of cilantro leaves and stems
  • A quarter cup each of oyster sauce and chili garlic sauce
  • 3 tablespoons each of fish sauce and soy sauce
  • The juice of 2 limes
  • A tablespoon of black pepper
  • A teaspoon of MSG
  • A quarter-cup of granulated sugar
  • A pint of cherry tomatoes
  • A large onion cut into quarters
  • Half a cup of low sodium chicken broth
  • Sticky rice to serve

Marinate the Lemongrass Chicken

Chicken marinade Place the chicken in a large bowl. Roughly chop the white parts of the lemongrass stalks and reserve the tops. Add the chopped bits to a food processor along with half of the garlic (peeled), cilantro, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, MSG, and black pepper. Once well combined in the food processor, pour the marinade over the chicken. Let the chicken marinate for an hour or overnight in the refrigerator.

Bake With Patience and Care

Served chicken breast over ricePreheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In a roasting pan, place the chicken broth, tomatoes, onion, and remaining garlic cloves (peeled). Place the chicken in the pan breast-side up. Roast for 10 minutes before reducing the heat to 400. Roast the lemongrass chicken for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Baste the chicken twice during the baking process and cover it with aluminum foil at the 40-minute mark. Remove the foil at the end and use the broiler for 2-3 minutes to get the skin crispy. Carve and serve with sticky rice and roasted vegetables!