Dr. AJ Austin is triple board cardiothoracic, general and trauma surgeon at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. He is portrayed by Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

Biography

Dr. AJ Austin is the new star cardiothoracic surgeon at Chastain, but his incredible gifts come with a price. He’s volatile, dramatic, irreverent and even abusive. Keeping his overwhelming talent on line while controlling his moods is a constant balancing act.

Season One

Rude Awakenings and The Raptor

AJ is the new cardiothoracic surgeon Chastain and Mina is tasked with showing him around, but she is caught off-guard by his volatile personality.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

AJ performs a successful surgery on Micah Stevens aortic dissection, which was a complication of his heart transplant.

Season Two

Stuck as Foretold

During an operation with Mina, Austin gets high on Nitrogen Narcosis and Mina used this time to get more information on the woman he was meeting with earlier. She learns that her mentor has been looking into his birthparents. They are both prominent doctors, who chose their career over him a long time ago. His mother had gotten pregnant during med school and chosen to give her son up for adoption. Austin seems okay with that truth, almost understands the choice that was made.

Relationships

Familial

Biological Family

In Stuck as Foretold, Austin reveals he has been looking into finding his birth family. They are both prominent doctors, who chose their career over him a long time ago. His mother had gotten pregnant during med school and chosen to give her son up for adoption. His parents are currently married with two other grownup children.

Notes and Trivia

  • He is also known as "The Raptor".
  • Austin's ID number is 221465.
  • He is adopted [1]
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner who portrays AJ previously appeared alongside Michael Paul Chan who portrays AJ's adoptive father Yee in Major Crimes.


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