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Dr. Nussbaum
Dr Nussbaum
Character Statistics
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Employment: Doctor
Friends: Dr. Carlson
Nemesis: Drake Parker
Production Info
First Appearance: Paging Dr. Drake
Last Appearance: Paging Dr. Drake

Dr. Elliot Nussbaum is the youngest surgeon to graduate from Harvard Medical School at the age of 13. By age 15 he was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Dr. Nussbaum is scheduled to arrive at St. Schneider's Hospital. Drake dresses up as a doctor in order to flirt with some of the female doctors and nurses at the hospital. Dr. Carlson enters the room that Drake and Josh are in with a group of medical students and believes Drake to be Dr. Nussbaum. Dr. Carlson brings Drake into an exam room to perform foot surgery on a patient in front of the entire hospital's staff, much to Drake's dismay.

Josh later enters and pretends to be his assistant and former classmate from Harvard in order to get him out of performing the surgery and getting charged with impersonating a doctor. He pretends to admit to kissing Nussbaum's wife, causing them both to begin fighting and eventually leave the room. After the two return to Josh's hospital room, Dr. Carlson enters with the real Dr. Nussbaum and two police officers. Carlson explains that the doctor standing next to him was Nussbaum and that impersonating a doctor was a crime punishable by prison. Drake panics and then jumps out the window, evading arrest, but breaking his arm in the process.