Isidore Latham (Chicago Med)

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Isidore Latham
Portrayed by Ato Essandoh
Appears in Chicago Med
Debut season 2, episode 1: "Soul Care"
Year 2016

Doctor Isidore Latham is a recurring character in the American hospital series Chicago Med.

Character creation

Actor Ato Essando met with the African-American rabbi Capers Funnye to prepare for the Jewish aspect of the character.[1] He also spoke with multiple autistic people.[2]


Isidore is introduced in the first episode of season 2 as a cardiothoracic surgeon. His literal-mindedness makes it difficult for him to understand emotional responses from staff and patients. On the other hand, he has a keen eye for detail which allows him to see things others can't.


Isidore himself suspects that he has Asperger's, a suspicion that is confirmed by head of psychiatry Daniel Charles.[3]

Episode list

Episodes of Chicago Med in which dr. Latham appears:[4]

season 2 season 3 season 4 season 5 season 6

episode 1: "Soul Care"
episode 3: "Natural History"
episode 4: "Brother's Keeper"
episode 6: "Alternative Medicine"
episode 8: "Free Will"
episode 10: "Heart Matters"
episode 11: "Graveyard Shift"
episode 12: "Mirror Mirror"
episode 13: "Theseus' Ship"
episode 14: "Cold Front"
episode 16: "Prisoner's Dilemma"
episode 19: "Ctrl Alt"
episode 23: "Love Hurts"

episode 1: "Speak Your Truth"
episode 2: "Nothing to Fear"
episode 3: "Trust Your Gut"
episode 9: "On Shaky Ground"
episode 10: "Down by Law"
episode 11: "Folie à Deux"
episode 15: "Devil in Disguise"
episode 16: "An Inconvenient Truth"
episode 18: "This Is Now"
episode 19: "Crisis of Confidence"
episode 20: "The Tipping Point"

episode 1: "Be My Better Half"
episode 14: "Can't Unring That Bell"
episode 20: "More Harm Than Good"
episode 22: "With a Brave Heart"

episode 1: "Never Going Back to Normal"
episode 9: "I Can't Imagine the Future"
episode 12: "Leave the Choice to Solomon"
episode 20: "A Needle in the Heart"

episode 16: "I Will Come to Save You"


Dr. Latham playing with paperclips during a meeting
  • He is Orthodox Jewish.[1]
  • He is a proficient piano player.[5]
  • He speaks multiple languages, including English, Yiddish, Hebrew, and American sign language. He makes a point of learning a new language every year and is currently learning Hindi.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Liz Raftery (2016-10-16). How Chicago Med Will Tackle Dr. Latham's Fascinating Backstory. TV Guide. Retrieved on 2022-02-02.
  2. (2016-02-01). ‘Chicago Med’ interview: Ato Essandoh on Dr. Latham’s journey, his faith, and his future (Dutch). Publisher. Retrieved on 2022-02-02.
  3. season 2, episode 11: "Graveyard Shift"
  5. season 2, episode 4: "Brother's Keeper"
  6. season 4, episode 22: "With a Brave Heart"

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