|Christopher "Topher" Zia|
|Occupation||Trauma Attending, Head of the ER Night Shift (former)|
|Relatives|| Lynn Zia (daughter; deceased) |
Unnamed twin daughters
|Significant Other(s)|| Janet Zia (wife) |
His death was announced in the second episode of season four (Off The Rails). Jordan announces Topher's death in a speech made to the staff at the hospital, after receiving a text from the hospital's legal department and over a SAT phone to TC:
"At 9:37 last night, Dr. Christopher Zia and his daughter Lynn were in a head on collision with a drunk driver on the Pacific Coast Highway. They were flown by chopper to San Francisco General. There were no survivors. "
In his honour, the close friends of Topher and other staff at the hospital installed a plaque, a clipboard with 'Topher's Corner' engraved into it, on the nurses station where he always used to stand.
Before the series Edit
Topher was previously an army ranger along with TC Callahan and his brother, Thad. After his time in the army he began working as an attending emergency room physician at San Antonio Memorial.