1/10 Fans Won't Remember All These Grey's Anatomy Characters

Grey's Anatomy is an award-winning TV series that's been pumping out episode after episode since 2005. Its writer, Shonda Rhimes, is a talented woman who is always able to create enchanting characters and unique plot lines. The TV series follows a general surgeon named Meredith Grey, and many others, as they do their best to save the world one patient at a time. Despite being good people who want nothing more than to help those in need, the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital have a knack for seasoning their meals with drama and nothing else.

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and patients unite to show us, time and time again, that the world isn't always filled with fairies and butterflies. The fast-paced life of a surgeon is something that many of us will never be able to understand, but Grey's Anatomy allows us to take a look behind the curtain. It's easy to forget that doctors have a life of their own, especially when they're taking care of us when we're sick or in critical condition. However, hospital workers aren't any different than the rest of us, and this TV show is quick to remind us of this. Grey's Anatomy has more characters than we can count, and only a real fan can name them all.

Question 1

Name this clinic director

Katherine Heigl is the actress who portrays this important character throughout the first half of the series. However, complications between the actress and the show's writer caused Heigl's character to be released from the series. You can catch this brilliant surgical resident in the first six seasons. She was once engaged to Denny Duquette, who used to be a patient at the Seattle Grace Hospital. This character married Alex Karev only to leave him with a huge amount of debt. Many of us used to love this Grey's Anatomy doctor, but good things don't last forever. So, what's her name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 2

Name this cardiothoracic surgeon

"I wasn't the most talented student in school. I wasn't the brightest. But I was the best. I practiced." When it comes to being modest, this Grey's Anatomy character isn't exactly the first guy to show up. Although he might be an amazing surgeon, he isn't very attentive when it comes to his relationships. This character appears in the first three seasons of the series and returns in the tenth season for his last goodbye. He's played by the highly talented Isaiah Washington. After getting stood up by Cristina Wang, this doctor chose to abandon his post and look for work elsewhere. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 3

Name this attending surgeon

This doctor might just have the most nicknames in the world, and we all know who gave them to her. She's been called apes, the dud, Mary Poppins, red, duckie, Dr. Mom, and the list goes on and on. She's married to Matthew Taylor and is a surgeon at the Seattle Charity Clinic. You can find her in the last half of the Grey's Anatomy seasons, starting at season six. She's played by actress Sarah Drew and is a beloved character. She used to be married to Jackson Avery, but that ship sailed a long time ago. So, what's her name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 4

Name this cardiothoracic surgeon

He's the attending cardiothoracic surgeon at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and he isn't one to waste time when his patients are in critical condition. He joined the Grey's Anatomy world in season twelve and stuck around until the end of season fourteen. He first appeared in the episode, "The Me Nobody Knows," and instantly won over the hearts of many. Although this character can seem complicated at times, he's not so bad once you get to know him. He's portrayed by actor Martin Henderson. This character is engaged to Megan Hunt and has a son named Farouk Shami. So, who can name him? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 5

Name this surgical resident

She may look like a sweet person, but this character is known for being super grumpy. So much so, that this is one of her nicknames. She was a surgical resident at the Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. However, working at this hospital proved to be too much of a hassle, considering everything that goes on within its walls. She became a prominent member of the Grey's Anatomy cast in season nine and continued to contribute to the series until the end of season thirteen. She last appeared in the episode, "Ring of Fire." This character is portrayed by actress Jerrika Hinton. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 6

Name this cardiothoracic surgeon

When it comes to reading characters, this Grey's Anatomy doctor may just be the hardest one to read. In other words - she's no open book. She's best friends with Meredith Grey, which is why they're both often referred to as the Twisted Sisters. She was once engaged to Preston Burke, but broke his heart and left him at the alter. She eventually married Owen Hunt and later divorced him, proving that she's not the best at relationships. She left the Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital in season eleven when she was offered a job at the Klausman Institute for Medical Research. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 7

Name this neonatal surgeon

She's the former Head of Neonatal Surgery, and she's amazing at what she does. She was once married to Derek Shepherd, however, she put a gap between them when she chose to go for his best friend behind his back. Despite getting back together after the incident, Derek eventually realized that he didn't love her anymore. She's the attending OB/GYN at the Seaside Health and Wellness center. She was an active character throughout the first eight seasons of Grey's Anatomy. She's portrayed by actress Kate Walsh. Despite making some bad decisions, she's not a bad person whatsoever. So, what's her name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 8

Name this general surgeon

She's the head of general surgery at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and she's a force to be reckoned with. Despite being a nice person, she's often left with the short side of the stick, causing her to lash out on those who don't deserve it. Her life has not been easy though, which is why her friends choose to give her a free pass from time to time. She's the character with the most nicknames attributed to her person, and they aren't exactly nice ones either. She's been called Butterfingers, Medusa, Mrs. Tumor, and much more. What's her name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 9

Name this chief of surgery

She's a general surgeon who knows a thing or two about getting down to business. In fact, she can be so committed to her work that she can sometimes come off as uptight and rude. But, once you get to know her, your opinion of her will surely change. She trains interns every single year and doesn't cut them any slack. Although it might cause them to dislike her, she does this to give them thick skin. She's been called Mama Bear, the Chief, Dr. Mommy, and so much more. This character is portrayed by actress Chandra Wilson. So, who can name her? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 10

Name this fetal surgeon

This character has been through a lot, which is what makes her such a strong and independent woman. She married her co-worker, Callie Torres, with whom she was extremely happy with. However, she eventually kissed another doctor behind her back and got caught. This lead to Callie wanting a divorce, and the two women were pulled away from each other. She is the mother of Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres. She's the attending fetal surgeon at the Robbins-Herman Center for Women's health. She was an active character from season five to season fifteen. She's played by actress Jessica Capshaw. So, what's her name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 11

Name this urologist

She's the attending urologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. However, she's sometimes commissioned to work at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. This character is well-liked, which is why none of her peers have felt inclined to stick her with a nickname that she doesn't deserve. She's portrayed by actress Debbie Allen and had the opportunity to play her character from season eight to season fifteen. She first appeared in the episode, "Love, Loss, and Legacy." She's currently married to Richard Webber but used to be married to Robert Avery. She changed her last name back to Fox after the divorce though. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 12

Name this general surgeon

She's a tough woman who knows a thing or two about getting the job done. Sadly, the world-renown surgeon's life took a bitter turn when she started to have memory lapses. Soon, the big-time surgeon had to face the facts, and she secretly left her establishment and sought refuge in an Alzheimer's care facility. This character is Meredith's mother, and it's obvious that there used to be tension between the two of them. She's a recurring character who knows how to cause a fuss. She's portrayed by actress Kate Burton. So, how many of you know her name by heart? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 13

Name this orthopedic surgeon

When it comes to love, this Grey's Anatomy doctor has not been fortunate. But, then again, none of the doctors at this hospital have been. She was once married to George O'Malley, but that didn't work out. Afterward, she got married to Arizona Robbins, but that ship eventually sailed as well. She's been named the Ortho Chick, the Ortho Goddess, and Calliope Plantain. This character managed to stay afloat in the Grey's Anatomy world for twelve seasons. She's played by actress Sara Ramirez, who many of us believe to be the ideal match. So, how many of you remember her name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 14

Name this shipping clerk

This adorable character was unfortunate in more ways than one. However, he did get lucky when he met Teddy Altman. He was a shipping clerk who had Von-Hippel-Lindau syndrome, and unfortunately for him, he didn't have any insurance. So, to help him get the care that he needed, Teddy offered to marry him, giving him access to her insurance package. Although he and Teddy weren't romantic whatsoever, they eventually began to fall for each other. This character is played by actor Scott Foley, who portrayed him throughout seasons seven and eight. So, are we the only ones who remember his name or what? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 15

Name this neurosurgeon

This character grew up to be a handsome man, but life hadn't been kind to him in the looks-department beforehand. He was the attending neurosurgeon at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and a good husband to Meredith Grey. His passing was quick and unexpected, causing many Grey's Anatomy fans to throw in their towel. He was a father of three and a board director amongst many other things. Much like his wife, Meredith, this character had a string of nicknames that haunted him everywhere he went - a popular one being McDreamy. He was portrayed by actor Patrick Dempsey. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 16

Name this general surgeon

This character might come off stern and unlikeable, but there's a lot more to him than meets the eye. He's the attending general surgeon at the Seattle Grace Hospital, as well as the residency program director. His best-kept secret is that he was once in love with Ellis Grey. So much so, that he chose to be with her despite being married to Adele Webber at the time. He eventually chose to break things off with Ellis though, and this had everything to do with him being threatened by her fantastic surgical skills. He's portrayed by actor James Pickens, Jr. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 17

Name this neurosurgeon

She's the Head of Neurosurgery at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and she's extremely good at what she does. Although she might be a sweet person, she doesn't always do the right thing which tends to backfire on her in the end. She's Derek's youngest sister, and she used to struggle with a number of substances before getting clean and changing her life. She hasn't been lucky with love, which is why she has two ex-fiancés and one ex-husband. She first appeared in season seven and was an active character until season fifteen. She's played by actress Caterina Scorsone. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 18

Name this plastic surgeon

This character is handsome beyond belief, which is why he causes women more grief than anything. He's been nicknamed Pretty Boy, Dr. Fancypants, and Richie Rich. He's a famous plastic surgeon who is incredibly good at his job. His grandfather was a doctor which encouraged him to follow in his footsteps. However, he does everything he can to refrain from name-dropping to get ahead in his vocation. So, he owes his current status to no one but himself. He used to be married to April Kepner, but their marriage ended in a quick and unpleasant fashion. He's played by actor Jesse Williams. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 19

Name this pediatric surgeon

When we're first introduced to this character, we're lead to believe that he doesn't have a nice bone in his body . However, as time goes on, we start to see another side of him. Although he might have his shortcomings, this pediatric surgeon actually has a good heart, he just doesn't wear it on his sleeve. He used to be married to Izzie Stevens. However, she skipped town and left him with a lot of medical debt. He's currently married to Jo and still works at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. He had the pleasure of appearing in every single Grey's Anatomy season. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 20

Name this plastic surgeon

When we're first introduced to this character, we instantly dislike him due to his previous actions. However, his character eventually grows on you - whether you like it or not! He used to be Derek Shepherd's best friend, but he sort of tarnished their relationship when he started seeing his wife behind his back. He's a ladies man if we've ever seen one, but there's more to him than a gorgeous smile and a chiseled chin. He never got married but ended up fathering two daughters; Sloan Riley and Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres. He's played by actor Eric Dane. So, what's his stage name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 21

Name this cardiothoracic surgeon

She's currently the Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. She was adopted when she was no more than a few days old and spent her life wishing that she could meet her birth parents. Much to her surprise, she later found out that her birth mother had been a surgeon at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, prompting her to take a job at the hospital. She later found out that Richard Webber was her father, and that Meredith Grey was her half-sister. She's played by actress Kelly McCreary. So, how many of you remember what her name is?(greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 22

Name this surgical resident

This peppy character isn't what you'd expect out of Meredith's half-sister, and this is due to how different their characters are. She's been nicknamed Fast Ball, Little Miss Muffin, and Sweet 'N Low. She had a very promising future ahead of her, but life had other plans for her. Unfortunately, this character didn't make it back after she and the team she was with were on a plane that went down. This unexpected event brought tears to many viewers' eyes, especially when Mark professed his love for her. She appeared in seasons three to eight and then reappeared for season fifteen. She's played by actress Chyler Leigh. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 23

Name this patient

For as long as many of us can remember, this character was going in and out of the infirmary room due to his heart complications. Throughout his time at the hospital, he met and fell in love with Izzie Stevens. Their love was so pure that Izzie eventually agreed to marry him, and was happy to see that his heart condition was healing at a good speed. Unfortunately for the happy couple, growing old together wasn't on the table, which lead to him passing away unexpectedly. He was an active character in seasons two, three, and five. He's played by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 24

Name this fetal surgeon

This character isn't one to let things go quietly, which is why she has such a competitive nature. As the head of the fetal surgery department, it's safe to say that this doctor is quick on her feet and ready to lend a helping hand. However, if there's one thing she doesn't like, it's when other people take credit for her work. It's for this reason that she had such a hard time bonding with Arizona. She can be found in season eleven and fourteen and is portrayed by renown actress Geena Davis. She works at the Robbins-Herman Center for Woman's Health. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 25

Name this firefighter

Before he became a firefighter, this character used to be an attending anesthesiologist. However, he soon became intrigued by the world of surgery and chose to become a surgical resident. All in all, it's safe to say that this character wants to help people, but isn't too sure how to. He fell in love with Miranda Bailey when she gave him attitude and accused him of not being good at his job. However, when she proved to be wrong, she apologized to him and they made up. He's a nice and open-hearted character who is easy to love. What's his name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 26

Name this surgical intern

It's every doctor's nightmare to have a surgical patient with the same ethical levels as this character right here. This intern used to be best friends with Meredith Grey. However, the two girls eventually got in a huge fight that changed their friendship for good. So, when Meredith found out that her old bestie would be interning at Seattle Grace Hospital, she chose to let bygones be bygones. However, all this changed when she found out that the intern was encouraging other interns to practice surgeries on each other to get more practice. She's played by actress Melissa George. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 27

Name this surgical resident

This adorable and sweet character first came to Seattle Grace Hospital alongside Meredith and Cristina and quickly became their best friend. However, he wanted nothing more than to be more than friends with Meredith, which caused their relationship to turn a little sour. Despite being heartbroken, things took a turn for the best when he met and later married Callie Torres. But, before long, their marriage began to unravel at the seems. This character was nicknamed Puppy, Wonder Boy, and Kitten, due to his young appearance and gentle way of being. He is portrayed by actor T.R. Knight. So, what's his name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 28

Name this cardiothoracic surgeon

Most Grey's Anatomy characters have a string of nicknames, and this character is no exception to the rule. Although she may have a soft side to her, she's quite ruthless when it comes to getting the job done. With this in mind, Cristina and Meredith have nicknamed her the New Burke, the Wicked Witch, and McHardcore. She first came to the Seattle Grace Hospital in seasons two, three, four, and five. During this time, she was the Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery. However, she soon relocated to the Seattle Presbyterian Hospital to become the Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Name her if you can! (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 29

Name this Grey's Anatomy character

She's a young woman who never had a chance to enjoy her adulthood. She's Mark Sloan's biological daughter. However, he knew nothing about her before she showed up at Seattle Grace Hospital begging him for refuge. Her mother, Samantha Riley, kicked her out of her house when she found out that she was pregnant, causing her to run to her father's arms. This character first appeared in the episode, "Holidaze," and last showed her face in, "Hook, Line, and Sinner." She's played by actress Leven Rambin, and is a beloved Grey's Anatomy character. So, how many of you remember her name? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 30

Name this cardiothoracic surgeon

This character spent most of her life helping other people, which is why she's known as a super-duper human. She was in the army with Owen Hunt, and the pair became extremely good friends and nothing more. This doctor has such a good heart that she offered to marry one of her patients to allow him access to her insurance. She wanted him to live without having to pay an arm and leg for it, and so she did whatever she could. She's been nicknamed G.I Jane, Desert Storm Barbie, and Private Benjamin. She's played by actress Kim Raver in seasons six, seven, eight, fourteen, and fifteen. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 31

Name this paramedic

This character is charming and lovable, which is why many of us couldn't help but smile when he was introduced in season nine. He's a paramedic who was once married to Karin Taylor. However, his wife passed away and he was forced to continue on without her. After many years, he laid eyes on April Kepner and immediately fell for her. So much so, that he spent the next couple weeks trying to impress her. However, April's flirting-radar was turned off, causing her to overlook his efforts over and over again. He eventually won her over though, and they married shortly after.(greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 32

Name this nurse

She's a saucy lady with a lot to say, and she's not about to let others walk all over her. She was married to Richard Webber for many years and would have done anything for him to be happy. When her husband went into surgery to remove a brain tumor, Derek Shepherd called her and informed her about her husband's secret surgery. This was news to her, and she immediately canceled her upcoming trip to stay home and take care of him. This caring woman eventually passed away after having a heart attack. She's portrayed by actress Loretta Devine. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 33

Name this surgical resident

He's usually the only resident who's got a big smile on his face, and he's not one to hold it back. He's currently a resident at the Klausman Institute for Medical Research, and he owes his position to the brilliant Cristina Yang. We were first introduced to this character when he was hired as a surgical resident at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. He first appeared in the episode "Going, Going, Gone," which can be found in season nine. This character is portrayed by actor Gaius Charles, and we couldn't imagine anyone else filling up his shoes. So, who can name him? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 34

Name this OB/GYN resident

This character first steps into the show's plot in season nine, and immediately starts messing with the female doctors' hearts. He has many different nicknames attributed to his person, but most of them are a little too graphic to talk about. He briefly dates Jo Wilson before running for the hills - much to her dismay. He's an OB/GYN resident at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. He first shows his face in the "Hard Bargain," episode, but doesn't stick around for too long. He's played by actor Charles Michael Davis. So, are we the only ones who could name him in a few seconds tops? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 35

Name this professor

This character was once married to Ellis Grey, making him Meredith's father. Although little is known about him, his character is later revealed in seasons two through seven. He's portrayed by actor Jeff Perry, who is a formidable artist to say the least. He's a teacher who had three children in total. Despite seeming like a nice guy, this character is super mysterious. All we know for sure is that he and Ellis had a huge falling out which resulted in Meredith growing up without a father figure for about twenty years. So, who can tell us what his name is? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 36

Name this surgical resident

She's known for always being in a good mood despite working in a perpetually somber field. Her pep and good humor often gets on her colleagues' nerves, but she doesn't let that get to her. She's a surgical resident at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and she works very hard despite being referred to as a 'trust fund brat.' This character appears in seasons nine, ten, and thirteen. She's played by actress Tessa Ferrer, who managed to embody her character without missing a beat. Many of us like this character enough to remember her name. So, what's it going to be? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 37

Name this veterinarian

This character is sweet beyond belief, which is what caused Meredith to like him in the first place. However, no one will ever compare to Derek in Meredith's eyes, which is why she soon chose to break things off with him. He works at the Dandridge Veterinary Clinic and he's an experienced veterinarian. This character first appeared in season two, and last showed his face in season three. He's a widow who is avidly looking for a new love interest. However, he hasn't been too lucky in finding a woman who wants to stick around for the long run. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 38

Name this military surgeon

This character has a solemn face for more reasons than one. He's been nicknamed Rambo, Eeyore, and Uncle Sam due to his morose personality. He used to be in the army, however, he was discharged after his platoon came to an end. He was once married to Cristina Yang, whom he truly cared for. Sadly, both these doctors had not discussed their preferences when it came to starting a family, which turned their marriage sour in the end. He eventually remarried, but his relationship with Amelia Shepherd also came to an abrupt end. He's portrayed by actor Kevin McKidd. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 39

Name this surgical innovator

This hard-working and sincere surgeon didn't have an easy life, which lead her to beat the odds on many fronts. When she was only a few weeks old, her birth mother abandoned her at a fire station, which caused her to grow up in the foster system. Despite her low-income housing and poor upbringing, she knew that she wanted to become a surgeon. So, she worked like there was no tomorrow and put herself through med school. She eventually married Alex Karev and chose to take his last name. She's portrayed by actress Camilla Luddington. So, who can name her? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 40

Name this OB/GYN

This Harvard-graduate is the OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine fellow at the Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. Despite loving her job, she eventually chose to take a position at the Nambooze Clinic in Malawi, causing her to leave a sad Alex Karev behind. She's the doctor who worked with Callie Torres and Arizona when they chose to become pregnant. This character was only present throughout season seven and soon left Seattle to pursue her own endeavors. She first appeared in the episode, "Don't Deceive Me," and was last seen in "Unaccompanied Minor." She's played by actress Rachael Taylor. So, can you name her? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 41

Name this patient

If there's one character who's managed to survive the impossible, it's this one right here. She was first brought to Seattle Grace Hospital after being involved in a ferry-related incident. Alex Karev found and rescued her from her fate, causing them to grow rather close. She was initially referred to as Jane Doe due to her unconscious state. She had to go through a large number of surgeries before healing up. In fact, her injuries were so intense that she was deemed the 'no-face' girl for quite a while. So, is this enough information for you guys to name the character? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 42

Name this patient

This character is no longer amongst the living, which is a hard truth to handle. She was a patient to doctors Miranda Bailey and Charles Percy. She needed surgery to reverse a colostomy bag. She appeared in seasons six and seven and is portrayed by actress and singer Mandy Moore. This character was in the hospital when Gary Clark barged through its doors with a plan in mind. She helped Bailey keep Charles alive after he was targeted by Gary's obscene episode. Despite coming out of surgery just fine, this character eventually experiences a rare phenomenon that cost her her life. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 43

Name this craniofacial surgeon

She's an attending craniofacial surgeon who isn't afraid to go after what her heart desires. She was an active character in the ninth season of Grey's Anatomy and then dropped off the face of the Earth. She first appeared in, "Do You Believe in Magic," and said her last line in, "Perfect Storm." This character is pushy and confident, which is why Arizona had a hard time saying 'no' to her. This lead to the two doctors doing something that they would later regret. This character is played by actress Hilarie Burton, who used to play Peyton in One Tree Hill. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 44

Name this OB/GYN

He's the attending OB/GYN at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and he's portrayed by actor Stephen Mendel. According to the doctors he works with, this character's methods are very old school, causing his choices to be a little dusty. Arizona once asked him to look over her patient while she went to court, only to come back and find out that he was performing an unplanned C-section on her patient. This was unacceptable in her eyes, which is why she dismissed him from her operating room. He only appeared in one episode, which was titled, "Mama Tried." Who can name him? (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

Question 45

Name this guitarist

He was a gifted musician who would have made it big if it hadn't been for his unfortunate diagnosis. This character had multiple sclerosis which caused his hands to shake from time to time. Being the fantastic musician that he was, he chose to go to the hospital to get checked out, and soon found out that his fate would be rocky and unclear. During his time at Seattle Grace Hospital, this character ended up falling for Stephanie Edwards. However, their relationship was short-lived as he soon left to go on tour and then perished from meningitis. He's portrayed by actor Wilmer Valderrama. (greysanatomy.fandom.com)

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