Doctors face life-and-death decisions each and every day as they fight against often-impossible odds to save their patients. When things donít go as they should, itís up to their medical colleagues to determine what went wrong and learn from those costly mistakes.
Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. Every Monday, the doctors must gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.
Leading the staff at Chelsea General are Dr. Harding Hooten, the steely-eyed chief of surgery, and Dr. Jorge Villanueva, the hospitalís trauma chief. Their cadre of medical talent includes hotshot neurosurgeons Dr. Tyler Wison and Dr. Tina Ridgeway; the abrasive Dr. Buck Tierney; the socially challenged Dr. Sung Park; the petite-but-formidable Dr. Sydney Napur; and inquisitive resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien, Anderson Cooper 360į, CNN documentaries, and anchors the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta, MD. Gupta also contributes to CNN.com and CNNHealth.com. His medical training and public health policy experience distinguish his reporting on a range of medical and scientific topics including brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, HIV/AIDS and other areas.
Multi award-winning writer/producer David E. Kelley is the mind behind some of America's most distinctive television series. As creator of the Emmy, Peabody and Golden Globe-winning shows Boston Legal, The Practice and Ally McBeal; the critically acclaimed dramatic series Harry's Law, Boston Public and Chicago Hope; and the multiple award-winning drama series Picket Fences, Kelley has developed a writing and executive-producing style that continues to intrigue television viewing audiences.
After receiving his law degree from the Boston University School of Law, Kelley was an attorney practicing law in Boston before venturing into the world of entertainment. Honored with four George Foster Peabody Awards, a Television Showmanship Award from the Publicists Guild of America, the David Susskind Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild and the TV Guide Awards' inaugural Brandon Tartikoff Award, Kelley was also the subject of a tribute by the Museum of Television and Radio and was named a Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Honoree. He is the recipient of the Monte Carlo Television Festival's first Showman of the Year Award and the Casting Society of America's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also been honored by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. In addition, he has received the prestigious Humanitas Prize for two consecutive years for The Practice, and he was presented with both The Paddy Chayefsky Lifetime Achievement Award and The Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America. To date, Kelley is the only producer ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Drama in the same year, which he did in 1999 with the shows Ally McBeal and The Practice.
Bill D'Elia made his feature-film directing debut with The Feud (1990), which he adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Berger. D'Elia made his television directing debut the following year, helming multiple episodes of the Emmy-winning Northern Exposure.
Today D'Elia's directing credits include episodes of the Emmy-winning series Picket Fences, The West Wing and Law and Order; several movies for television, including The Dottie West Story; and multiple episodes of such hit series as Glee, Grey's Anatomy and The Mentalist.
Prior to directing television and film, D'Elia directed hundreds of television commercials through his own New York based production company. His commercials have received numerous industry awards, including the Addy, Clio, Telly and Art Director One Show awards.
In 2004, during the The Practice's final season, D'Elia became a consulting producer/director, helping David E. Kelley create the characters and settings that would become the legal dramedy Boston Legal. He then directed the pilot and executive-produced the series along with Kelley. From 2005 to 2009, D'Elia received a Peabody Award and four more Emmy nominations for his work on Boston Legal, twice for Outstanding Drama Series as an executive producer and twice for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He is among the first recipients of the Television Academy Honors, given by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to recognize those that create television with a conscience with programs that present issues of concern to society in a compelling, emotional and insightful way.
In 2010, continuing his long association with Kelley, D'Elia directed the pilot for Harry's Law, written by Kelley and starring Kathy Bates. While directing and executive-producing the two seasons of Harry's Law, D'Elia won another Television Academy Honor.