The medical world of New Amsterdam might seem far off from the magic of Harry Potter, but the personality of the characters fits the Hogwarts Houses.

The medical world of New Amsterdam might seem far off from the magic of Harry Potter, but the qualities and personality of each of its characters is easily a mix of traits found in those of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw. And although everyone has all traits within them, some are more prominent than most.

Georgia Goodwin – Hufflepuff

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Georgia wants the best for Max and her baby. She has a caring heart and looks out for those she adores. She gives Max many chances to be more involved, to work on their relationship, showing patience and understanding. Georgia is extremely loyal, coming to Max’s rescue at the fundraiser for the hospital and keeping his head above water. Georgia also has the sight of a Ravenclaw, seeing through her husband and his actions. As a dancer, she is creative and in touch with her physical and mental space.

Valentina Castro – Slytherin

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Valentina Castro is determined to have her way, even if it means crossing a line and threatening a superior. Her actions are informed by her desire to succeed, a means to an end. She relents to Helen as it is the only way to keep her research progressing and her study safe from termination. Castro wants to be in charge, to be in a powerful position, to be answered to rather than seek permission.

Cassian Shin – Ravenclaw

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Cassian shares the traits of both Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Cassian Shin is level-headed. He’s calm and thoughtful. He’s knowledgeable. He’s talented in his field and takes his time placing himself in a new environment. All those aspects of himself are related to Ravenclaw. But Shin is also concerned with his own self-preservation, making calculating decisions and placing self-care first. Cassian has his own routine, yet observes the environment he is in, understanding it instead of becoming agitated.

Iggy Frome – Hufflepuff

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Iggy is accepting of all who enter his door. He’s congenial and moral. Iggy is patient with others and understands the process of conversation – how everything is revealed with time. Iggy wants to give his all, to do as much as he can for others.

He is a kind soul who helps people understand what they are going through and how they are feeling. Iggy is supportive of others but also places himself aside, affecting his self-care as he ignores his problems until they become more serious.

Floyd Reynolds – Slytherin

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New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Floyd Reynolds is ambitious. He wants to be the best in his field. He takes pride in his accomplishments and his beliefs. Floyd’s family unit is strong, something he greatly admires and remains loyal to, sacrificing a relationship to look after his mother. Floyd is clever. During the series he places himself in a new environment, the Emergency Department, and adapts to how he is needed, learning new skills and rising to the challenge.

Agnes Kao – Hufflepuff

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Agnes doesn’t believe in herself as much as she should, often leading to moments of self-sabotage. If she is unsure of a decision, she won’t immediately take action, needing some guidance and trust, someone who has faith in her abilities. Agnes is loyal to her mentor Vijay, learning through his experiences and mentorship. She is patient, kind, dedicated, and hardworking. She isn’t used to the limelight. Agnes is trusted to be impartial and make the right decisions by others.

Helen Sharpe – Ravenclaw

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Helen Sharpe is as sharp as her name suggests. Helen is the one Max turns to for support. She is knowledgeable and wise, giving him advice and providing a hearing ear, seeing what lies beneath. She is witty, intelligent, responsible, attentive, and motivated.

Helen is aware of the needs of others and will take action. In the case of her niece, Helen tries to form a connection through different methods. Helen is logical. She’s rational in her determinations and truths, saying how she truly feels.

Vijay Kapoor – Hufflepuff

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Vijay values hard work and understands the need for human connection to diagnose his patients. He is brimming with patience and likes to take his time with things. His morals lead to a difficult relationship with his son but he tries his best to reconcile. Vijay enjoys the act of helping others and isn’t afraid to seek advice himself, finding the balance as he grows and shares his circumstances with the people he cares about. He feels others’ emotions deeply himself, often forming a sympathetic connection with those he treats.

Max Goodwin – Gryffindor

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Max is constantly asking the question, “how can I help?” He is always running around trying to make changes for the better, trying to be involved. He is determined to fix any problems he comes across, tearing the whole system down if he has to.

Max is brave and courageous, battling himself – his body, to stay in action. But this can also become a problem as sometimes he goes too far, acts recklessly and rashly, and doesn’t know when to quit.

Lauren Bloom – Hufflepuff

New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses
New Amsterdam Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Lauren is most at home in the Emergency Department. She is a leader, a person who calls the shots and makes the hard decisions. Lauren is resourceful, sarcastic, clever, and takes ownership of what is hers. Some might say she is a Slytherin as she’ll break the rules if they get in her way and do whatever she can to pacify her problems. But at heart, Bloom is determined, caring, compassionate, practical, and loyal; a Hufflepuff. She’s dependable in a difficult situation. Lauren is genuine and just. She’s tenacious, persevering, and hard working. She finds it difficult to form relationships, but when she does, she is loyal, forming a deeper connection. Lauren thinks with her head most of the time, choosing to push down her emotions. But the emotions have really been the driving force all along.

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