Dr. Lawrence Kutner
A specialist in sports medicine and rehabilitation, he is one of the new fellows hired by House to replace his old team. Kutner was a bit of a masochist and an iconoclast. Early on, it was discovered that he enjoys magic and that he makes friends easily, with Jeffrey Cole being a good friend before Cole was fired. In addition, Kutner has a tendency to try to please people and make them like him. This was probably the personality trait that led House to believe he used to be in foster care. Kutner is very much a geek, as a dedicated Trekker and fan of Star Wars. He is also the only fellow who seems to not only not mind but to enjoy the crazy tasks that House sends him on. In “Guardian Angels,” he not only enthusiastically dug up a grave, but broke into the casket and expressed dismay when he realized the deceased had been buried the wrong way around. In his interactions with patients, Kutner is understanding and kind towards others. It is difficult to count how many times House fired and re-hired Kutner during the application process. He became he “expert,” after he decided to use a defibrillator in the oxygen rich environment, starting a small fire and setting off the sprinkers in the process. However, this incident merely earned him the attention of House.