Chelsea General is home to some of the top surgeons in the world, thanks in large part to the hospital's notorious Monday morning morbidity and mortality - or "311" - conferences. In these legendary meetings, Chief of Staff Harding Hooten (Alfred Molina) leads a harsh, closed-door review of the complications encountered and mistakes made during the course of patient care. As the series opens, Trauma Chief Jorge Villanueva (Ving Rhames) treats what appears to be an attempted suicide by car only to discover that the crash victim suffered a life-threatening brain aneurysm. Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ty Wilson (Jamie Bamber) is shaken by the case of 11-year-old Quinn McDaniels (guest star Mason Cook), whose soccer injury reveals a much graver problem. Workaholic Dr. Sydney Napur (Sarayu Rao) solves a case that had the rest of the hospital staff stumped. Meanwhile, Dr. Sung Park (Keong Sim) performs high-tech deep brain stimulation on a patient with uncontrollable hand tremors.