Freddie Highmore plays Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.
A young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome joins a hospital's surgical unit.
Shaun's attention to detail complicates his first day at St. Bonaventure Hospital.
Claire must learn to communicate with Shaun as they race to the hospital with a donated organ.
Shaun encounters a young patient who looks eerily similar to his deceased brother, Steve.
Dr. Shaun Murphy questions the need for an elective surgery that will allow his young patient to smile for the first time.