Dr. John Shim, MD

Dr. John Shim, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. John Shim, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

12780 Race Track Rd Ste 200

Tampa, FL 33626

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Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 50% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 50% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 47% of peers

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Dr. Shim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shim "Dr. Shim has been in private practice in the Tampa Bay area since 1993, and has developed a reputation for thoughtful discussions about the pro's and con's of surgical management of your orthopedic condition. While his practice is currently focused on spine surgery, he continues to provide excellent surgical care for outpatient orthopedic conditions as well as the spine. He has been honored to serve as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, as well as the Chief of Surgery for the Baycare affiliated Mease Hospitals, located in the Tampa Bay Area. Since 2013, his practice has evolved into a more personalized, individualized surgical practice model. If you have surgical questions, and have concerns about the opinions provided by other doctors, consider an appointment with Dr. Shim. While he may not be a participant in your insurance plan, his personalized approach to your surgical situation will be worth the expense. Since 2011, Dr. Shim has been constantly updating his Spine Education Website www.ShimSpine.com. Please browse the site to get a glimpse to the effort, and passion Dr. Shim has for patient education. Dr. Shim stands by the philosophy of treating his patients like his family. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shim "We will advise you like we would advise our family."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Albert Einstein/ Montefiore Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Albert Einstein/ Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • New England Baptist Hospital/Tuft Univ.
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • WWW.Shimspine.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shim to family and friends
based on 93 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Shim Says:

I thank patients who have taken their precious time to fill out the survey.  The feedback is a wonderful way to know that we are meeting the needs of our patients.

Since 2013,  my practice has changed to a more individualized one.  I have strived to deliver a more patient oriented practice,  with short wait times,  almost immediate patient appointments,  and...

Dr. Shim's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Clearwater, FL |
Dr. Shim and his office staff are amazing! From the very first call, everyone was patient and willing to answer any questions that I had regarding my injury, treatment options and recovery time. Less than a week after my surgery, a hurricane hit Florida. Dr. Shim, Jason and Cathie made sure that I had a way to reach someone if needed during that time. They never stop thinking about the well being of their patients.
Dunedin, FL |
I originally came to Dr. Shim for a second opinion, he and Jason proved to be the team I was confident In trusting with my well being. Professional, caring, & thorough throughout the entire process. They were available for my every need and concern, for myself and my family. Now six weeks out from my neck procedure I have no regrets. The supportive care I received from the entire staff following my surgery was unsurpassed. Jason possesses a special talent in patient care. A heartfelt thank you!
in Tampa, FL |
Listen here! Dr. Shim is the man, Direct, to the point, and will get the job done! (I am BACK!) no point intended, however, my back is 100% back to normal... I was in agonizing pain since my accident, not anymore. Not only are they professional, they are affordable, personal, and truly genuine staff. I'm talking about from Jason answering any and all question, all the follow up calls, help with prescription after surgery without hesitant. I could write all day. Easy, God Given Staff! Thank you!
in Dunedin Fl |
Dr. Shim and his staff were the best. After my initial visit with doctor Shim I knew I was in the right place for my back surgery. Both he and Cathy were so informative I felt like all my questions had been answered and Dr. Shim's confidence with the procedure left me wishing I had done it long ago. Now it's been two weeks since it was done and I feel a vast improvement and getting better everyday. Thanks doctor Shim Rick Wilkinson
in Hudson, FL |
We met with Dr. Shim on 2/7/ 2017. We were completely satisfied with his clear and concise explanations regarding various procedures to correct a painful left leg condition. He thoroughly explained options to correct issues in the M.R.I. He listened well and explained the corrections using different techniques. He was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. After updated M.R.I. testing we will meet him again to determine the operation corrective actions. His staff was very effective.
in Largo, FL |
Dr Shim and his staff engendered trust and a positive professionalism from the first phone conversation. Prior to actually meeting him for my initial consultation Dr. Shim was personally recommended. I never had any reason to feel anxiety or concern thru the entire process. It was comforting to know immediately that Dr. Shim had my best interest as a primary concern. I have already recommended him to several people, and expect to recommend him without hesitation in the future.
in Orlando, FL |
Dr Shim is an excellent Doctor. Very pleasant and understanding. He has wonderful manner and comprehensive knowledge. His office staff is always very polite and helpful.
in Palm Harbor, FL |
Dr. Shim and his assistant, Jason, did an overall excellent job in the diagnosis, the surgery procedure itself, and the communication of information in every aspect of my situation. So far, my results are great and I am very pleased with the outcome. After only 2 weeks recovery, I am looking forward to resuming my normal, daily activities.
in New Port Richey, FL |
Dr. Shim, his assistant Jason Mazza, and the rest of the staff were wonderful. Very courteous, professional, and took the time to explain everything in detail before and after my back surgery. Would recommend Dr. Shim and his staff to anyone.
in Clearwater, FL |
Pleasant, efficient and effective.
in Palm Harbor, FL |
Saw Dr O'Donnell today. Very pleased with his evaluation and recommendations for me.
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Hospitals where Dr. Shim has admitting privileges

Mease Dunedin Hospital
601 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698
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